Since I made my fabric magnetic organizational board I knew that I wanted some nice DIY magnets to go with it. Almost anything can be turned into a magnet. It just depends on what you like! Sitting and chatting over a cup of homemade chai latte a friend of mine suggested using glass tiles. As you can see in the picture below, it turned out quite nicely. And the even better news? It’s so easy to make!!  Here are the instructions on how to make glass tile magnets.

Supplies for glass tile magnets:
Glass Tiles
Pretty Paper
Mod Podge (I used the original kind with matte finish)
Foam Brush
Glue Gun or Permanent Glue Dots (only needed if the magnets you are using aren’t self adhesive)
Scissorsor Rotary Cutter
Ruler or Grid
Cutting Mat or Paper Cutter

While gathering your supplies, think about what paper you would like to use. When selecting your paper, a lot of people use Japanese paper, because it is thin, delicate, and so lovely. But this is where you can always get creative! All kinds of things in your house can be repurposed. You could use cardstock, photos, pages from an old book, or even wrapping paper. With the wrapping paper it could be something sentimental – from a gift you were given for a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, first job) or from someone really special (this would require some pre-planning or hoarding of things of course!).

Self Adhesive Magnets

Okay, ready to make some glass tiles? Here’s how:
1. Cut your paper using the cutting mat, ruler/grid and rotary cutter. This is the fastest way to do it, unless you have a paper cutter. It’s okay if you cut it a little big, you can always trim it a bit to fix it.
2. Apply modge podge to glass tile using foam brush. Use a very thin layer.
3. Place paper onto glass tile. Smooth it out just rubbing with your finger.
4. Wait for it to dry.
5. Apply a thin coat of modge podge to the back of the paper (this is to seal it).
6. Stick magnet to the back (use glue gun or glue dots if your magnet isn’t self adhesive)

And your all done! Wasn’t that pretty quick and easy? It looks great too!

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15 comments… add one
  • Noreen Apr 22, 2013

    Nice idea – you could put almost anything on the back.

    • Marie Apr 22, 2013

      Yes, that’s what makes them so fun to make! 🙂

  • Krista Low Apr 22, 2013

    I have wanted to make these! Thank you so much for a great post so I can actually do it! I just pinned this 🙂 Krista @ A Handful of Everything

    • Marie Apr 23, 2013

      That’s great! They are so fun to make!

  • Cowgirl Crafter Apr 22, 2013

    Just found you from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff! Great blog!

    • Marie Apr 23, 2013

      Thank you! You’ve got quite the stories on your blog. Love it!

  • allison Apr 24, 2013

    thanks for the great how-to! I’m in need of some new magnets, too. these would look great on the fridge 🙂

  • PJ Apr 24, 2013

    I love the fabric you chose. Great colors.

  • Donna Wilkes Apr 24, 2013

    A great idea for using up leftover draft supplies and transforming them into something both practical and pretty.

  • Robin Apr 27, 2013

    I love these – very beautiful.

    Hugs, Smiles & Blessings
    Fluster Buster

  • Wow! So pretty! Thanks for linking up at Pint Sized Baker‘s Two Cup Tuesday Party! I’ve pinned this! I hope to see you again on Monday Night!

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