Monday, August 13, 2012

Paint Chip Button Magnets

I found this Martha Stewart craft punch in a button design.  The edge is embossed, so it is raised after you punch it out and looks like a real button.  I got it for half off…regularly it is 12.99!


I cut out the button design and used my 1” punch to cut a contrasting color, then glued them together.  Did I mention that I used paint chips for these?  Lots of color ranges and for some reason I have lots of them.


I bought the large flat marbles at the Dollar Tree, guess how much they cost?  Hmmm, let me try to remember, oh yeah, 1 buckeroo!


I tried to use Mod Podge and the Dimensional Magic Mod Podge to attach the paint chips to the glass, but that didn’t work so well.  The diet coke is mandatory for such a project too!


I used the Martha Stewart gel adhesive. I really like that stuff!


Here they are drying in the sun!  Looking good!  I also cut out some just plain circles for plain magnets!


After gluing a small magnet to the back of the glass, here’s the finished product! 


Makes a great gift for a sewing or crafting friend or family member!


These were made from one colorway…looked great but there is a kind of crackle finish somehow by accident.  I sorta like the look though!

I am linking to these great parties!



Unknown said...

I love how these turned out. So cute. I would love it if you would share this on Tout It Tuesday.

Agy said...

Very pretty! Couldn't stop giggling when you mentioned the Diet Coke. I need it when I'm doing a project too :-p

Kristin said...

Love your button punch! I need to get one of those =) I love making these magnets but I've only ever used patterned paper.

Visiting from Sugar Bee Crafts

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a great idea, and so cute as well. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Bear Rabbit Bear. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Very cute- I love your button magnets!

Karen at said...

Super cute! I really like Martha Stewart products, every one I have tried works great. That button punch is adorable!!!

Natasha Mairs - Serenity You said...

so pretty

would love it if you could share this on my link party Serenity Saturday that runs from Saturday till Thursday @

Breesmimi said...

Hello Ellen! Just popping over from Sew Many Ways linky party to see your little button magnets. Isn't that a great idea! I think we have met on Pinterest too! Please take a moment to visit my blog! And thanks for a great craft idea!

Unknown said...

Really cute buttons. I love the many options you can do with the glass gems. You can't beat $1 either. I haven't heard of the Martha Gel, I am going to have to check that out. Have a wonderful day. Saw your post on, I connected to your GFC.

Six Sisters said...

Super cute button magnets! Thanks for linking up to our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We loved having you and hope you will come back soon! -The Sisters

Jill said...

Beautiful Ellen! The button ones are fabulous!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Anonymous said...

1. I need that button punch. 2. I need that gel adhesive... I also tried Mod Podge & it just wasn't right. Thank you for sharing. These are adorable