Category Archives: Crafting From Your Stockpile

This shows you some crafting projects that I’ve done using items that I’ve gotten dirt cheap or free from using coupons. I’ve decorated my house using items like melted crayons, toilet paper rolls, toothpaste containers, dental floss and more!

How To Make Glass Glitter Magnets

How To Make Glass Glitter Magnets

Today I’m going to show you how to make glass glitter magnets – a frugal and sparkly way to hold and display artwork on your refrigerator!

I stumbled on this project when I had inadequate magnets on my fridge that weren’t strong enough to hold my daughter’s preschool artwork made on construction paper, My husband told me I needed some rare earth magnets to hold them up.  Rare earth magnets are much stronger than the traditional black magnets I previously had.  I did a little google searching and found some rare earth magnets that I could use and glue onto something and turn them into  cute refrigerator magnets!  I already had a bunch of flat glass marbles (or glass gems) and got some glitter nail polish and went to work.  Now that they are on my fridge, it gives my daughter’s already adorable preschool artwork a glittery touch as it is held up and displayed.
These won’t take you long at all to make – and you can make many in just a short amount of time!

Supplies needed to make your own glitter glass magnets:

Flat glass marbles (or you can get a bag of them at the Dollar Tree for $1.)

Nail polish that has a lot of glitter in it

Rare Earth Magnets

Liquid Fusion Urethane Adhesive

 

To make your own glitter glass magnet, start by picking out your favorite glittery nail polish and put on a generous coat on the flat side of the glass gem.  I advise letting that fully dry overnight before you glue on your magnet.

Once your nail polish has fully dried, then add a tiny dab of this Liquid Fusion Urethane Adhesive on top of the nail polish.

Gently place one small rare earth magnet onto the glue.  Let this sit over night until it is full dry before you attach this to a magnetic surface.

I like to make these in batches at a time – I’ll put nail polish on around 30 glass gems, and then glue on the rare earth magnets all in one batch.

The rare earth magnets are so strong that you need to keep each magnet at least 6 inches away from the other magnet, or they will attract to each other and not dry onto the glass gem.  They are a bit tricky to work with when you first try them.  It will get easier with time to get used to the small and powerful little magnets!

 

magnets for sale 2

You read that I like to make “batches” of these – so you may wonder what I do with all of the glitter glass magnets that I make?!

I actually sell these in sets in my Handmade Amazon Shop called Magnet Menagerie!!

My shop includes a variety of decorative refrigerator magnets – not just glitter glass magnets.  My number one seller are actually these butterfly magnets.  

 

 

I also use these magnets for these DIY magnetic boards to hold on laminated inspirational messages.  You can either make your own magnet board, or check out the ones I have for sale over at Magnet Menagerie.  All of my items are shipped for free as my special deal that I of course have to include being a deal shopper myself.  😉

I’m looking for more ideas on inspirational messages that I should create for some of these boards.  If you have ideas, be sure to leave them in the comments for me!  I’ll even take a custom order request if you have one!


Easy Melt & Pour Lavender & Rose Soap with Gold Mica Powder

Easy Melt & Pour Lavender & Rose Soap with Gold Mica Powder

I’ve been having so much fun making different varieties of easy melt & pour soaps and wanted to create one combing both rose and lavender, with some gold mica powder. Since I found a bottle of Rose Absolute essential oil, I have been experimenting with different soaps using it (see the plain rose soap tutorial… Continue Reading

4th of July Decorations | DIY Patriotic Candles

4th of July Decorations | DIY Patriotic Candles

4th of July Decorations | DIY Patriotic Candles   The 4th of July will be here before we know it!  Time to bring out the red, white and blue!  Here are some patriotic candles I made for the 4th – you can find the full instructions on how to make them yourself over here!  (this… Continue Reading

How To Make Easy Homemade Bath Bombs With Essential Oils

How To Make Easy Homemade Bath Bombs With Essential Oils

Today I’m going to show you how to make easy homemade bath bombs – perfect for a DIY pampering session for yourself! These bath bombs are infused with lavender and chamomile essential oils – both known for their relaxing qualities.  You can use different essential oils of your own choice if you desire.  These are very… Continue Reading

How to Make Easy Homemade Citronella Candles

How to Make Easy Homemade Citronella Candles

  Citronella candles are everywhere this time of year and for good reason – they really do help keep those pesky mosquitoes away! Of course you can run to the store and buy a few candles or you can try making homemade citronella candles. These candles are pretty easy and fun to make! You can… Continue Reading

Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl

Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl

  Easy DIY No Sew Rope Bowl Here is another easy DIY project that only requires 2 materials – cotton rope and hot glue!  No sewing required!!  This is a very cute decorative item that can hold numerous items, from fruit to decorative wicker balls.  This would be cute in a nautical themed bathroom holding… Continue Reading

30+ Unique Upcycle Projects

30+ Unique Upcycle Projects

  I always have fun with a “think outside the box” upcycle project.  I decided to gather up some unique upcycle projects ideas from other bloggers as well so we can uniquely inspire each other to re-purpose and some items you can find around your home or that you can cheaply find at thrift stores!  … Continue Reading

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