I've seen posts all over the web about making magnets out of glass gems that you can buy at the craft or dollar store. So I thought I'd give one of them a try: Glitter Magnets.
You'll need the following:
- Clear Glass Gems
- Mod Podge and Foam Brush for Application
- Craft Magnets and Glue of Choice for Attaching
Lay out your glass gems flat side up on a piece of paper or a paper plate to catch the glitter, and paint a layer of Mod Podge onto the gem. Dust the gem liberally with your favorite glitter and let dry. The finer glitter seemed to work better for this project. The glitter will catch the light the most if it's left in a pile on the back of the bead and not pressed down, so it's really a very easy project. Just dump and leave it alone.
Once your glitter and glue has dried, dump off excess and paint another layer of Mod Podge over the glitter and dust with a second layer of glitter. Once dry, dump off excess glitter (feel free to put a sealing coat of mod podge on the glitter to keep it from shedding) and stick on a magnet with E-6000 glue or a glue gun. The finished product is a cute addition to any fridge.