Is it took late in the year to say Happy New Year? Sorry it’s taken me an obnoxiously long time to get back to this, but I am still here! I wanted to start off the new year with a cute craft I did around Christmas on a cold, gross vacation day. While shopping for supplies for coasters, I realized I could very easily whip up some cute magnets for the mess that is my paper-cluttered fridge! I wanted to share with everyone because these are really cute, really cheap, and really easy to make. I seriously just went to the store to get a few of the supplies and spent under $3. I never have to worry about glitter going to waste in my house anyway.
What you’ll need:
- Hot glue (or just really strong glue)
- Cork pieces (these can be any size or shape, but I liked the way circles looked
- Magnets that are just a tiny bit small than your cork
- Mod Podge
- Glitter (You can actually use glitter glue instead of the Podge and glitter)
- Foam brush
- Mixing cup
- Glue magnets to the bottom of your cork pieces. I let mine dry for a few minutes before the next step and I found it best to apply the glue to the cork first. With the magnets being cold, the glue hardened to quickly to move it around once it touched the cork.
- Mix Mod Podge and glitter in a cup. This is the trickiest part if you’re new to Mod Podge like I am. It was mostly trial and error for me, but I found it was best to just use a small amount of the glue and add a little bit of glitter at a time. I wanted mine super glittery, so I added glitter until the mixture was pretty solid. Too much makes the mixture chunky and too little was too transparent. It’s really hard to see here, but this is right about the consistency I was going for.
- Use foam brush to sponge glitter onto corks. Try to keep them as smooth as possible (unless you’re going to a messy look), because once they dry, that’s it.
- Let dry! I needed to add more coats once they dried, but if you’re a pro with Mod Podge and glitter, you might not have to do more than one coat.
That’s it! These were something super cheap that didn’t break my budget, and look way cuter than I thought they would. Let me know what you think! You can go messier or neater than I did. The purpleish-pink set is the set I made last time, and they came out looking quite a bit neater. Thanks for reading (: