DIY Glass Magnets – Easy Teacher Gift Idea

I have another easy teacher appreciation gift to share with you today.  This is probably my favorite of the teacher appreciation gifts I have been sharing recently because it is easy, cute, and practical.  It is something they can use all year and can be customized to the teacher by selecting a scrapbook paper that is meaningful to the teacher.

DIY Glass Magnet Tutorial

Glass Marble Magnet Supplies

DIY Glass Magnet Instructions

Find some cute scrapbook paper.  I liked this paper because it was school themed and had a lot of variety.  It had kindergarten elements and my daughter is a second-grader so I cropped around the kindergarten specific graphics.

Place the glass marbles on the paper to determine how many can fit and how the design will crop with the marble.  Cut the scrapbook paper in squares slightly larger than the glass marble.

Paint Modge Podge on the flat side of the glass marble.

Place the Modge Podge side down on a cut piece of your scrapbook paper.

Repeat this process for as many magnets as you are making.

Let the Modge Podge dry.  I like to let them dry for 20-30 minutes.

When can you no longer see white Modge Podge, the glue is setup and the paper is ready to be cut.

Cut along the edge of the glass marble.

Cut all the way around.  Your scrapbook paper is now perfectly sized for the magnet.

You can see the scrapbook paper design through the glass marble.

Put some E-6000 glue on a magnet.

Set on the back, flat side of the marble.

Repeat on each magnet.

Allow the glue to setup for 10 minutes.

You’re done!  This was about a 45 minute start to finish project – including clean-up!

This is a great teacher appreciation gift because every teacher uses magnets.

If you’re feeling extra fancy, consider including a cute magnetic board with the gift.

There you have it.  Easy, peasy!

Glass Marble Magnet Supplies

What are you doing for teacher appreciation thank you gifts?

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  1. says

    Very cute and perfect paper!

    I used to make these with only E-6000 and the smell was terrible! I’m glad to know that Mod Podge works just as well for adhering the paper to the marble.

    I’m a teacher and I can tell you that I would be thrilled to receive a homemade gift like this from a student. You can never have enough magnets!

  2. says

    Cute!! I’ve made these before with just ABC stickers, but I love love the cute prints you used. And so fun for a teacher!! Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy, Camille!

  3. judy says

    i love this it is so cut i can not stand it i mite do them for my kids parrty for her class and for my other kides class:)

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