Thursday, December 3, 2015

Home for Christmas Magnets

Hi all!  I wanted to share these adorable magnets that I made for a recent craft fair.  If you've been following my blog, you know that I LOVE the new Home for Christmas DSP.  I've made various Christmas magnets before but I have to tell you this adorable DSP really makes these the cutest magnets ever!  Here's a look at the finished project in my basket and ready to share some Home for Christmas love!

The bag marbles that I used to make these was purchased at the Dollar Tree for yes, $1.00.   I believe they are sold by weight and I didn't count how many were in the bag but I'm guessing the bag I used this time contained about 50 marbles that are approx. 1" in diameter and flat on one side.  They are so super easy to make.   With my 1" circle punch I punched out many circles with this fabulous DSP trying to make sure that the image that I want to be prominent on my magnets was in the center of the circles.  Once I had all of my circles punched, I began gluing them to the flat side of the marbles using Crystal Effects.  You'll want to use enough to make sure that the DSP is solidly glued on the marble and can use a paper towel to blot off any excess.  Once the DSP is glued and fairly dry, you will glue on your magnet disc.  You can get a package of magnet discs at most craft stores or even in the craft department at your local Walmart.

To package my magnets or a gift or for sale, I used a 3"x 4 1/2" piece of cardboard as my base....  I used the white piece of cardboard that is in the back of our DSP packs. 
For my packaging, I placed 6 metal washers on the cardboard in the place that I wanted my magnets attached.  I drew a dot inside the center of the washers and then removed them and punched a hole in the circles by stacking two or three of these pieces together and punching with my Crop-a-dile.  Once that the holes were punched.  I glued the washers using Crystal Effects onto the cardboard.  Once dry the magnets are ready to place on the washers to keep them in place.  I used a clear 5 x 7" self-adhesive bag to package the magnets.  I made a topper with a coordinating DSP and attached with my Stampin' Up! Stapler (another product I LOVE!).  I tied ribbon around the header and tied it making sure that I was covering the staples.  I stamped the "Noel" Sentiment from the Antique Tags Stamp Set and punched it out with the Label Bracket Punch and attached to the Ribbon with Dimensionals. 
Super easy and really pretty.  These make a fun gift for co-workers or friends that you want to give a little something to. I hope you'll try them!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings!  Tina

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh Tina these magnets are adorable and I love how you packaged them! What a great craft fair item these would make.