Refrigerator magnets are great for more than just posting notes and covering scratches and dents. They provide a great way to personalize and decorate the refrigerator and kitchen in fun new ways. Flat glass marbles can be used to make unique refrigerator magnets, and they are very easy to design. Try these cool ideas for creating magnets with flat glass marbles, and enjoy making impressive fridge magnets for less.
Magnified Faces and Graphics for the Fridge
Place a clear flat glass marble over a photo of a face or any other object, and it will become instantly magnified. Flat glass marbles can be used to make fun and interesting magnets that can serve a number of purposes. Even kids can have fun making their very own magnified picture magnets with flat glass marbles.
Cut out faces from actual photos or magazines, and attach them to the flat backs of the glass marbles using decoupage or strong clear-drying glue. Securely attach strong magnets, and stick them on the refrigerator or any other metal surface in need of decoration. Use small photos of family members, friends, and pets.
Faces are not the only subjects that can be used to make fun and interesting magnets with flat glass marbles. Flowers, smiley faces, letters, and designs also make fantastic magnets that can be used to post notes or decorate metal surfaces in unique new ways.
Make Beautiful Flowers with Flat Marbles
Flat glass marbles can be used to make beautiful floral magnets to hold notes or decorate a metal surface. The options are endless since flat glass marbles come in a rainbow of clear and solid colors. Best of all, no one will guess they were homemade using nothing more than glue and ready-made flat glass marbles.
Begin by protecting the work surface, and use strong clear-drying glue to connect the edges of flat glass marbles to form daisy-like flowers. Use yellow or orange flat glass marbles for the centers, and surround them with a circle of other colors to form the petals. Allow the glue to dry completely before handling. Attach strong magnets to the backs to complete these eye-catching and creative refrigerator magnets that look like they were made by a glass craftsman.
Create Small Picture Frames for the Fridge
Small picture frames can be turned into magnets for decorating and posting notes on metal cabinetry. Buy small lightweight wooden picture frames, and cover the wood with rows of flat glass marbles. Allow the glue to dry completely before attaching magnets to the backs of the frames. They can be used to hold photos of family, pets, scenery, or absolutely anything.
These magnets made with flat glass marbles make fantastic homemade gifts for family and friends, and they will save a considerable amount of money over store-bought gifts. Best of all, these are gifts that come from the heart instead of a local store.