Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fabric Magnets Tutorial

(the $50.00 giveaway is here)

someone asked for a tutorial for yesterday's post on fabric magnets
your wish is my command

you will need:
scissors
scrap fabric (great way to use scraps, even down to 2" in size)
a bag of small accent glass gems (got mine at the dollar tree, these are usually used in vases for decoration, get them as flat as you can, mine are 1 1/4 in diameter)
mod podge
paint brush
hot glue gun or some type of glue
neodymium magnets (these are the perfect size and super, super strong)

 get your supplies ready
 paint a coat of mod podge to the back (flat side) of the gem
 place the gem, mod podge side down where you want it on your scrap fabric
i placed it right on top of a lemon
once i find the placement and stick it down, i twist it just a little, that assures a good placement that will stay
 cut the fabric out around the gem, you can cut right up against it and have a smooth finish
 do another coat of mod podge on top of the fabric
 give it time to dry, you can tell when it's dry, cause it turns clear
 get your magnet ready for gluing, i use hot glue, some use gorilla glue
 it just takes a little bit
 place magnet right on top of glue
waaaaaa-laaaaa finished fabric magnet

18 comments:

  1. Thank you for doing this! I was wondering how you made them. They are adorable. I've got to give it try!

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  2. Adorable and great tutorial! I don't have any of the supplies today, but now I see a trip to the craft store in my future just to make some of these. Thanks for the great idea!

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  3. Thank you Tonya. These are so very cute. I definitely want to make some. Excellent tutorial too!

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  4. WONDERFUL idea and great tutorial!

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  5. Great tutorial. You make great use of Mod Podge. I guess I will have to buy a jar of it.

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  6. Very cute! Thanks for posting this!

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  7. Love those...I've got to try 'em.

    thanks.

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  8. Great tutorial! I've made these before and love them.

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  9. What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Thanks! I was wondering where you get the magnets? Are they available at your typical craft store like Michael's or Hobby Lobby?

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  11. Mod Podge is great..I have used it. I love the tutorial!
    Micki

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  12. Very cute. Who doesn't love a great looking magnet too????

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  13. Very cool, thanks for sharing that tutorial.

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  14. Thanks for sharing your cool TUT. Will make some of these soon!
    Hugs,
    Lola

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  15. I just saw this .... and love it.
    Thanks, Tonya

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