When it comes to adding a personal touch to your home decor, have you ever thought about a set of handmade magnets? (Yes! We love unique magnets. Check out more magnet how-tos at the end of this post! ~ Stef and Tyna) Magnets might make up just a small percentage of the room, but they can still contribute to the overall look.
For this easy DIY project, we’ll show you how to create a set of magnets that look like trendy speckled stones; they’re actually made of clay and glitter! The combinations are endless with this one, so have fun and make it your own. I used black clay and copper glitter for an edgy vibe, but you can use clay and glitter in any color.
- • Polymer Clay
• Glass Glitter
• Neodymium Magnets
• Strong Craft Glue (such as E6000)
•Access to an Oven
1. Roll out a ball of clay measuring about 1/2 to 3/4 inch wide. You’ll probably have to knead it a bit to soften the clay.
2. Flatten the clay. Add some glass glitter.
3. Roll the clay into a ball, then flatten once again. Add more glass glitter.
4. Repeat steps two and three, until the glass glitter is evenly dispersed throughout the clay. (You can also roll the clay around in stray specks of glitter.)
5. Shape the clay into a “stone” by flattening random sides.
6. Repeat steps one through five for each additional “stone”. Bake in the oven according to the directions on the clay’s packaging.
7. Once cooled, glue the magnets onto the “stones”. Let dry overnight.
That’s it. Hang a few pictures or your favorite take out menu on your fridge with your new magnets and admire your craftiness.
Readers – What type of magnets are on YOUR fridge?
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Kirsten is an author, crafty lady, nutritionist and women’s lifestyle writer Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at Studs-and-Pearls.com. In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion – you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten currently lives in New York.
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