Sunday, March 26, 2017

Marbled Magnets

Hello!  Yes, yes, I'm still alive.  I've just not been crafting or blogging or even reading very much...I can't say that I've been doing much of anything lately.  So this thing here that I'm showing you was done for Christmas....3 months ago.  Argh.  

So...remember when I took that second marbling class?  I made more bookmarks for the little free library with some of that paper and then I also made little tiny magnets.  I got the idea from Consumer Crafts and did a little bit more research via Pinterest to decide on the best method.  One place suggested Diamond Glaze and I bought that, but then realized that it wasn't what I wanted to use to adhere the magnets to the glass tiles.  I used some of the E-6000 stuff and probably gave myself lung cancer in the process.  That stuff is so smelly and I'm sure I wasn't well-ventilated because it was winter in Minnesota.  I bought all of my supplies on Etsy from this seller.  They had everything I needed, so that worked out.  

Anyway, so here are the end results.  The lighting is not great, because I finished at night and had to pack everything up to ship off the next day.
These were little boxes of magnets that I gave away to the girls' teachers.  I never know what to give as teacher gifts.
The bigger boxes, which fit about six magnets, were sent off to friends and family.  
The idea was to find little tin boxes so that the magnets would stay put during shipping.  Unfortunately, I could not find any locally and could not find any cheap enough online that I liked.  So I went to the dollar store and picked up six packs of gift boxes.  Then I got some stupid idea to use magnetic tape.  It really wasn't strong enough, so I'm assuming that when everyone opened their boxes the magnets were all stuck together and chaotic.  Oh well.

I have a bunch still that did not get given away, so that's good to have a little present stash on reserve.  I just need to remember that I have it.