Easter is behind us and April is flying by. I am already thinking about May and Mother’s Day. While I’d could buy beautiful jewelry or clothes for my mom for Mother’s Day, that is just not her style. She’d rather have something handmade that is unique and special and I love to create something new for her each year. This year I’m making a DIY Magnet Set for Mother’s Day!
DIY Magnet Set for Mother’s Day
- 1 package of decorative glass gems
- 1 package of magnet buttons or magnet sheet
- 1 sheet of scrapbook paper, magazine cutouts or photos
- Clear glue for glass
DIY Magnet Set Tutorial:
Place the glass gems on your scrapbook paper or photos and trace around each one. My gems were not perfect circles so each one was slightly different. If your gems are this way you’ll want to keep track of which piece of paper goes with each gem.
Apply a small amount of glue to the back of each glass gem. You’ll want to make sure that the type of glue you are using is made for glass and will dry clear. Press the paper or photo onto the back of the gem with the right side against the glass. Carefully smooth all the bubbles out and set the gem aside to dry.
When all the gems are dry apply a small amount of glue to the backs and attach a magnet button. You could also use a magnet sheet and cut pieces to fit over the entire back. The magnet buttons are quick and easy to use!
Let the glue dry completely before using or placing in a box or gift bag.
These magnets can be made with photos of the family, scrapbook paper, magazine clippings, or any other decorative paper. Make a set with your mom’s favorite things! Do you think you will make a DIY magnet set? What will you use for your background image? What are some of your favorite ideas for Mother’s Day presents?