Note: I like the title, but this post has nothing to do with the Beastie Boy's. If you are here looking for them you may want to leave now. Thank You, You may proceed now.
Ok well I am not THAT crafty, but I did do a craft that Kristen over at We are THAT Family did. I didn't even realize we were doing the same thing. That's how in tune me and Kristen are. We are tight,
thick skinny as thieves, ya know great minds think a like. Hi Kristen (I'm Waving) its me Valarie over here in Alabama. Hi!!!!
Ok so let me get on with my craftiness. This ole blog thing has brought out my crafty side. My need to be creative. It has been buried somewhere deep down in my toes and now its waiting to get out. I am just oozing with crafty. (Bwahahahah!!, No not really) Seriously I am trying though.
So I got this idea from somewhere in the blogosphere to make marble magnets things. Turns out Kristen was doing the same. Again great minds. Here tutorial is here. If you leave and go read hers that's fine, just remember to come back and look at mine also. I know she is super cool and all but humor me please.
First you are gonna need some of these:
Then you will need to get you some of this:
You will then take the scrapbook paper and cut it into little bitty circles that fit to the back of the marble. I started out drawing off the circle, but found out really quickly that I could cut it by eyeballing the sucker better than drawing it off. After you have cut the circles you will then glue them on with Elmer's glue onto the marble. My lovely assistant Syd will show you how.......
Syd loving the blue finger nail polish, oh wait and the pink. :)
Once I attach the paper I like to sort of move it around in a circle on the marble to get a good coat of glue on it.
So after you glue the piece of scrap paper onto the marble it will look a little foggy, once it dries, it will dry clear.
After all the drying takes place (overnight would be good) then you can add the magnets.
You could use a smaller magnet, but this is what I picked up and it worked out ok. You cant really see them when they are turned up right. Now I used Superglue to attach the magnets. You could probably use something else, I just chose Superglue.
By the Way On Sunday be sure to go over to Kristen's blog and read why you need to be careful with this stuff.
So there you have it simple, easy, keeps the kids busy magnets. Now you can also collect Altoid tins and decorate those and put six magnets in there and give them a cute little presents. These would make super cute teacher gifts.
Tune in next time on "She's Crafty" to see what I did with these nifty magnets. Also coming up on "She's Crafty" treasure jar's! :)