DIY Magnets

This is such an easy DIY project! This one is very similar to my Easy DIY Bookmarks.  They can be so cute 🙂

You can find all of the materials at any craft store. If you want to budget a bit more, check your local Dollar Tree, Dollar Store for the glass accents. If you do this make sure you really look at the glass and make sure it isn’t scratched or broken.

 

 

Things You Will Need:
Pencil
scissors
Magnets
Diamond Glaze
Scrapbook paper
Clear glass accents

 

 

Step 1:

Place your glass accent on your choice of scrapbook paper. Using your pencil, trace around the bottom of the glass.

 

 

Step 2:

Cut out the circle your made on the scrapbook paper. Flip the glass accent over so the flat part is facing up. Add a bit of Diamond Glaze to it.

 

 

Step 3:

Press the scrapbook circle to the back. Make sure the glaze gets pushed to the edges of the glass accent.

 

 

Step 4:

Add another dot on top of the glued scrapbook paper.

 

 

Step 5:

Place the magnet on the glue dot and lightly press it into the glue. Let the magnet dry. This will take a few hours. To be safe, I would let it sit while you are at work, over night, or at school.

 

 

After they dry, you can add your magnets to the refrigerator (or wherever)!

 

 

I made these for my dish washer! I really needed these.

 

 

Happy crafting 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY Glass Jewelry Designs



If you have been following me for a bit, these pieces of jewelry will look very similar to my bookmark designs. They are made in a similar fashion and are fun and easy to create. Hopefully you enjoy it.

 

Things You Will Need:

Pattern
Scissors
Glass Tiles
Diamond Glaze
Chains, pendants, earring hooks, etc. (your choice how many of these things you use.)

*everything on this list, besides the linked objects, were bought at Michael’s. All of these things can be found at any craft/hobby store.

 

 

 

Step 1:

Lay your glass tile down with the back facing up. The back is more flat. squeeze a small amount of  Diamond Glaze onto the back of the tile.

 

 

Step 2:

Press your pre-cut pattern onto the dot of glue. Make sure the glue reaches the edges of the tile before it dries.

 

 

Step 3:

Put a small amount of the Diamond Glaze onto your pendant backing of choice.

 

 

Step 4:

Press the tile onto to the pendant backing and let it sit to dry. You should have something similar to the above picture.

 

 

Step 5:

Add some earring hooks in and you are finished!

 

You can make compass earrings

 

Or a new necklace

 

You can make just about anything you want.

 

I will be adding these to Etsy at some point this week and you will be able to purchase them if you are interested. If you would like something that is not above, let me know and we will work something out. Thanks for reading.

 

Happy designing!

DIY Frosted Glasses

There are a few ways to make these. I chose etching because I am going to use them on drinking glasses. The alternative would be to use frosted pearl spray paint. The spray paint is much faster but it also has lead in it so, if you plan on using your glassware to drink or eat from then I suggest you take my route as well.

 

 

 

Things You Will Need:
Glasses
Newspaper
Etching acid
Rubber gloves
Rubber Bands
Disposable paint brushes

 

 

Step 1:

Stretch a few rubber bands around your glass.  I stretched mine unevenly for a neat effect.

 

 

Step 2:

PUT YOUR GLOVES ON and dip your paintbrush in the acid and apply several layers to your glassware. Let it sit for a while. Somewhere between 20 minutes and half an hour seemed to work for me.

 

 

Step 3:

Rise your glass thoroughly and dry. The etching will slowly start to appear as the glass dries.

 

 

There you have it. Frosted glasses. A great addition to your kitchen!

Happy etching!

Artistic and Collectable Glass Pipes

I was browsing some artwork today and found these glass pipes at Gathering Glass Designs. I think they look amazing. Maybe I like them so much because I’ve never made anything out of glass. I do not smoke nor do I have an interest in it but I love the way these look.  They are so colorful and unique!!!

 

 

 

 

Gathering Glass Designs

If you are interested in these check out the website.


Easy DIY Bookmarks!

I love to read and I do it frequently. You can only imagine how many bookmarks I have gone through in my life. The paper ones tear, the metal ones discolor the pages, the wooden ones break… I had to come up with a better idea because these are just not working out for me.  So, I’ve seen people make magnets using this same technique and I decided I could use it to make bookmarks.  It is super easy and only takes a few minutes (excluding the time you are waiting for the glue to dry.)

 

 

 

 

Things You Will Need:

A pattern or design: I made mine with Photoshop but you can search the internet to find some cute ones to print out. I’ve also seen people use scrapbook paper.

Scissors

Glass tiles: I found mine on Amazon but I am sure you could find them at a craft store. You can get whatever shape you prefer.

Large paper clips: You can find these at any store that sells office supplies.

Diamond Glaze (water-based, dimensional adhesive): Again, I found this on Amazon but I’m sure your local craft store will carries it. By the way, I have also seen people use Mod Podge for this technique but I haven’t tried it yet.

Hot melt glue (optional): I used this to glue on the paper clip but I’m sure you could use the Diamond Glaze if you had a prop.

 

 

Step 1:

First, you are going to need a pattern or design. Cut out the design. Make your edges are neatly trimmed and that it does not extend the edges of your glass tile.

 

Step 2:

This is the hardest step but it is not difficult. Flip your tile over so that the round side is on the flat surface. Add a small dot of glue on the back side of the tile and press the design against the back. Make sure the glue makes its way to the edges.  Then, add a thick amount of glue on the back of the design like in the picture above. Make sure you cover the entire surface so that the design does not lift.

 

Step 3:

Wait for the glue on the back of the tile to dry. This can take anywhere from thirty minutes to a few hours depending on the glue you’ve chosen. Mine took about 30 minutes. At this point you can use a prop and lay the large paper clip in the glue and wait or you can wait until the next step to glue on the paper clip.

 

Step 4:

At this point you glue should be dry. When you flip over the tile it should look something like this. If the design exceeds the edges of the tile this is the point where you will want to cut around it and clean up the appearance.

 

Step 5:

If you haven’t added the paper clip already we will do that here. Get some hot melt glue and adhere the two together. At this point, I am regretting not adding the paper clip in the last step because the hot melt glue is looking pretty messy. Note to self.

 

The finished product looks cute and functions the way I want it to.

 

I really enjoyed making these and the results make me happy as well. The one on the far left is my favorite!  I am sure you will see plenty more of my crafts using this technique. If you decide to make any of these I would love to see them! Please tag me if you post them.