Tutorial: Ombre Glass Magnets and Push Pins
Several months ago, I explained how to "crack" glass floral stones (tutorial here). It's an inexpensive, easy project that's fun to do. I like to use fine glitter to create a sparkly ombre effect on the glass. Dollar Tree carries small multi packs of glitter that are already color coordinated, so it takes the guesswork out for you. I turned my ombre cracked glass stones into magnets and pushpins.
- Glass Floral Stones, $1
- Glitter, $1
- Magnets and/or Thumb tacks, on hand
- Double sided tape, on hand
- Glue, on hand
- Dimensional Magic, on hand or $3
Total: $2 and up
Step one: Make the cracked glass stones, as explained in this tutorial.
Step two: Cut a piece of double sided tape to fit the back of the stone. Press it onto the stone.
Step three: Pour the glitter onto the double sided tape. I started with the lightest color and progressed to the darkest color, to create an ombre effect.
Step four: Seal the glitter with the Dimensional Magic.
Step five: Glue a thumb tack or magnet to the back of the stone.
Isn't the effect pretty? I think the pink/purple combo looks like a space galaxy. The smaller stones that I used for the pushpins would make beautiful earrings, and the larger stones would make fun statement rings. You could use different colors of glitter to match holidays or even school colors. Have fun crafting and creating!
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