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Making Glittery Glass Magnets

Finished magnets.
These lovely glass magnets will add some sparkle to your fridge or magnet board. This is a guide about making glittery glass magnets.
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January 8, 2013

This tutorial teaches you how to make beautiful glittery glass magnets using a few materials and nail polish you probably have lying around your house.

You can replace the epoxy with super glue, but I prefer the epoxy for its strength. Since the other supplies are usually sold in bulk, you can make dozens of magnets in a small amount of time. These make great gifts, but you'll want to keep a few for yourself!

Total Time: 30 minutes (not including drying times)

Yield: 20+

Supplies:

  • 1 bag glass mosaic "globes" ($4)
  • 1 tube epoxy ($4)
  • 1 bottle glitter nail polish ($2)
  • 1 bottle solid color nail polish ($2)
  • 1 package magnets ($3)
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Steps:

  1. Paint the back of a glass globe with 2 to 3 coats of glittery nail polish, depending on how much glitter you want.
  2. Paint over the glitter nail polish with 3 coats of solid colored nail polish. Let the nail polish completely harden.
  3. Mix epoxy. Dab the magnet in the epoxy and attach it to the back of the globe.
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  5. Let epoxy dry completely before use.
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January 9, 20130 found this helpful

I find these fun and they are great to use when you need something to hold down a recipe! They are just fun, I keep lots of rocks and things I make somewhat like these, I love glittery and shiny things!

Very nice!

Robyn from Tennessee

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January 9, 20130 found this helpful

Pretty! This would be a good way to use up some of my large nail polish collection! Thanks for sharing :)

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January 15, 20130 found this helpful

I'm called the "glitter Queen" around here, so I absolutely adore your idea. Using only the epoxy, I'm sure I could create a wall hanging of some sort, huh?

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January 15, 20130 found this helpful

Here is one of my glass rocks I keep in a drawer! It has such a happy face!

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