Today, I am posting a tutorial for glass pebble magnets. I have received a lot of requests regarding how to make them for craft fairs. These magnets are a great sale for craft fairs. They are quick and easy to make, so it is a good use of time for a vendor. They are also inexpensive to make. And, they sell like CRAZY. Some patrons will buy 20-30 magnets to use as gifts, classroom treats, or stocking stuffers. So without further chatter, here it is:
Stampin’ Up! Supplies:
- 1 inch glass pebbles (Dollar Tree- about come 30 in a bag).
- Crystal Effects
- 1″ circle punch
- Designer Series Paper (DSP)/Patterned paper of your choice
- Hot glue gun
- High energy magnet buttons [craft magnets] (50 pack from Michaels for about $7)
- Punch 1″ circles out of your favorite Designer Series Paper or patterned paper.
- Put a small dot of Stampin’ Up! Crystal Effects on the paper and firmly press the glass pebble on top. (I was surprised at how little you need for it to spread out and cover the entire circle.)
- Allow to dry (doesn’t take more than a few minutes).
- Turn over pebbles and hot glue magnets on the back of the pebble.
- Enjoy the finished magnets!!
I really enjoyed making these magnets and I know you will too. They are a great return on investment for craft fair vendors. I priced them at $1 for selling at craft fairs.
Here is the cost breakdown:
- Magnets $7 for 50
- Mini glue gun $2 (I had no idea they were so inexpensive now!)
- Glue sticks $2
- Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal effects ($6.25, but I already had this)
- Patterned Paper scraps – free from my leftover cardmaking stash
- Pebbles $1 for 30-ish (I bought 2 bags to use with all the magnets)
If you are starting from scratch, expect to spend $20 for the first batch of 30 magnets. As you continue to make them, they become less expensive to make as you already have the materials that you need to make the glass pebble magnets.
How to display:
I display the glass pebble magnets on metal cookie sheets from the dollar store. This is a cheap way to show them off; you can prop up the tray on your vendor table so they catch patrons’ attention as they walk by. Because the cookie sheets are metal, the magnets will hold in place in whichever arrangement you choose.