Tuesday, January 11, 2011


I love the idea of homemade gifts. I made my older sister cute photo magnets to remind her of home =) They were easy to make and look great on the fridge. This is what you need: pictures/decorative paper, small round magnets, clear floral gems, toothpicks, and clear silicone gel (found in the glue aisle of the crafting store). Here's a pic...

I then picked out the clear floral gems I wanted to use. Look carefully, because some have some minor imperfections such as air bubbles, scratches, or are not perfectly round. I noticed that most of the gems has some sort of dust film on them. Yuck. Because of this, I wash the gems I picked out with dish soap and water and then dried the gems. Trace the gem onto the paper of choice and cut.

Then add a small amount of clear silicone gel (about half the size of a pea) to the flat side of the clear floral gem.

Spread the silicone gel with the tooth pick, so that it is evenly spread on the gem and that there are no air bubbles.

Then add I added my decorative paper to the gem (front side of the design facing the glue). Allow the silicone to dry for 24 hours. If the design is not perfectly align with the marble after drying, you can cut the excess paper out with scissors. Then place a magnet onto the back of the floral gem, using a small amount of silicone gel and spreading it with a toothpick. Again, allow it to dry for over 24 hours.

Here's the final product on my fridge.

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