Christmas Magnets
Arts & Crafts Activity

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
I couldn't help myself, I just had to start sharing Christmas crafts. Well, I must say, as soon as October 31st was behind us, the Christmas decorations were already invading my house... a little! I must warn you right now, I am a Christmas freak. I turn into a kid all over again when the holidays show up. So, with all this said and done, being already in the festive holiday spirit, I figured might as well introduce some Christmas arts and crafts! It's so pleasureful to slowly welcome Christmas with some fun activities the whole family can enjoy!

Seeing how we are all starting to soak into the Christmas mood, there's no better way to get into the spirit but to do some arts and crafts with our kiddos to create some special moments and marvelous items for around the house. These super adorable homemade magnets can also be offered as a unique gift to a loved one, a teacher, or friend and make great stocking stuffers too. Want another original idea? Turn your magnets into pushpins!

Material needed

  • Transparent glass beads (with one flat side) 
  • Magnets big enough to hold a glass bead (or use pushpins with a flat head) 
  • Strong glue (fast drying) 
  • Stickers, wrapping paper, decorative paper, tissue, fabrics, greeting cards, etc. 
  • Scissors 
  • Marker or pen
  • Toothpicks

The how-to

  • Position your bead on top of the item, pattern, design or drawing you would like to feature in your magnet. You can create your own design by applying stickers on a piece of fabric or by mixing mediums together. 
  • Draw a square around your bead and then cut it. 
  • Apply glue with toothpick onto your chosen material. 
  • Place the glass bead on top of the glued spot and press firmly for a few minutes, until you are certain it is glued on solidly (make sure there aren't any air bubbles). 
  • Cut the excess material around the bead (you might need to use an exacto knife to get more precision). 
  • Again with the help of a toothpick, glue the magnet behind the bead. 
  • Let it dry flat. 
  • Yay! Look at those neat little masterpieces you have created! Superb!

Happy Holidays!
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31 Fabulous Comments:

Natasha Dythia said...

This is awesome! I pinned on Pinterest!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is so pretty!

Susan said...

Those magnets are absolutely adorable!

jessica barnett said...

This seems pretty easy. I think we could probably do this as a family project. Thanks for sharing the recipe for this!

Mrs. Stephens said...

Those are so cute and it looks so easy to did. Where did you get your supplies?

Pam said...

These are really quite beautiful and would make great gifts for the office or for your child's teacher.

Sofia @ From PDX with Love said...

I've always wanted to do this...maybe this year I will!! :D So pretty!

Melissa Alexander said...

Super easy! I'm trying to think of a way to make these into gift tags...

Melissa Campeau said...

Nicki, I found them in local crafts stores and Walmart... I'd love to tell you which crafts store but remember, I'm in Canada so I don't think you guys will have it over there ;) . But your local crafts store will hold most of the stuff! :)

Melissa Pezza said...

What a great idea! It really is a great gift and from the heart! It would even make great gifts for family, friends, teachers alike!

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

Those are cute and look like even I might be able to do them!

Michele Clarke said...

Those are too cute! I have some supplies already.

Dusty (To the Moon and Back) said...

This is so neat! I'm going to pin it too! I love Christmas as well. I've been playing the music since Nov. 1

Journeys of The Zoo said...

I can't believe that these things are so simple to make. They look like someone like me couldn't possible make them. They look professional!

Besos, Sarah
Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

Alaina Bullock said...

Too cute! I love to collect magnets and these would be so much fun to make with kids! A great gift and keepsake! Thanks for the great idea!

Katie Hale said...

I LOVE this idea!!! I've seen them but never took the time to figure out how they were done. Definitely something my 5 year old would have a blast making :)

Cara said...

These are adorable! What a cute idea!

Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired said...

Those are really neat and your tutorial makes it look like it's something I'd be able to do. I'd love to try this with my kids.

Krystle (Baking Beauty) said...

I'm just starting to get excited for Christmas! These are really cute especially the gingerbread one!

Anne @ Domesblissity said...

What a great looking craft. I can't wait to get started on it with my kids. I have a linky party every Thursday here in Australia and I'd love it so much if you linked up.

http://domesblissity.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/thriving-on-thursdays-linky-party-41.html

Anne xx

Icar said...

Wow, that's really neat! I am into crafts but have never made as good as that one! Made me excited for Christmas!

Becky said...

I love this idea so much! Can't wait to have a go.

pinkoddy said...

This is brilliant. I love Christmas too.

Liz said...

The magnets look great!

Natasha SerenityYou said...

so sweet!
would love it if you could share it on my link party Serenity Saturday @ www.serenityyou.com

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

These look so fun! Such a great Christmas craft. Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

jennifer zuna said...

Very Fun!

Carrie said...

Oh, how beautiful!! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday and congratulations on being the most clicked and thus featured this week!

Theresa said...

Congratulations you are one of the features on my site today drop by & grab a feature button or email me & I will send you one!(they are on the submit/link-up page) Drop by & link up anytime @ DearCreatives.com Have a happy weekend, Theresa

Marti Cooper said...

This is such a clever idea! Thank you for sharing at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase! http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/search/label/craftshowcase

Marti

Katie Drane said...

Such a cute idea! I'm so glad to be your newest follower, love your blog!

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

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