Friday, May 8, 2009

Mother's Day Magnets

I picked up these glass marbles from Ben Franklin many months ago when I saw how they made them into cute magnets. I finally dragged them out last night to try my hand at it...and couldn't stop!! I decided to make the whole bag because once they go back into my craft bin...they may never come out again!! Then I thought Mother's Day would be the perfect time to do a giveaway...


It's just a tiny little thing...but, if you would like to win one just leave me a comment by midnight on Saturday, May 9. Tell me the best Mother's Day gift you've ever given or received (or hope to receive!!). I'm also working on some kind of holder/container for these magnets, but thought I'd better post the magnets first, since time is short. You won't get the magnets by Mother's Day...but, at least I can announce the winners on Mother's Day!! There are 20 magnets, so I'll draw 20 winners at random and announce their names on Sunday, May 10.

To make the magnets, I traced around the edge of the marble on some printed paper and cut it out. I stamped, colored and cut some images and glued them on the printed paper. Then I spread clear glue all over the top of the stamped image (I used Tombow Mono Aqua glue), and attached it to the marble. I brushed some Mod Podge over the back and attached a magnet. Then I smeared some Stickles Crystal glitter glue over the top of the marble. Here's a closer look:



Good luck to all...I'll post a picture of the magnets in their holders when I finish them

32 comments:

Vina said...

These magnet are so darn cut Jean! The best mother's day gift I've given to my mom in my opinion is an abulm filled with pics of me and my brother from infant time to current. I had to remind her how "cute" we used to be..LOL

Saskia said...

Oooooh...su cute!!!!

Well, today I already received a lovely gift from my son! At school, he had made a bag with felt flowers on it!!! Hard work for my boy, but he's so proud (and I'm also!!). Best gift for my mother... a real big hug!!! And of course flowers or chocolats (or both!).

Greetings,
Saskia

Berenice said...

Super cute magnets! The best mother's daygift: my mom and her sister used to leave in different countries, they hadn't seen eachother for years, my aunt couldn't afford an airplane ticket so I saved some money to pay the ticket and I asked to my aunt to visit my mom by surprise. Just to see the two sister was so great! My mom told me it was the best gift ever to see her sister again.

Kacie said...

Hi Jean: Love these magnets -- will have to try them. The best Mother's Day gifts I have ever received are the ones my boys make in school. The cards and little trinkets are the best treasures I have!

Sheri said...

So cute, and such a great idea!

I received a beautiful heart necklace from my husband last year...and I was still a month away from giving birth. (Baby was born in June) It was such a sweet surprise. I really wasn't expecting anything. =)

Sheri C.

Ethan Mashimo said...

Hi Jean--

Jean --Happy Mother's day to you too!!

i have these glass bubble things too and haven't got around to using them. Maybe I should bring them out too!! =)

the best mother's day gift? I am chuckling to myself because i had to remind my husband that mother's day and my birthday is NOT a combined gift. =)

Tina

STAMPMOM9 said...

Hello Jean I saw these adorable creations on Saskia blog......oooooo....they are precious!! So creative. The best Mother's Day gift I received was a son born the Tuesday before Mother's Day...my family came to visit on Mother's Day that year. Just a suggestion...one of those Altoid tins would make a nice way to present???? have a great Weekend, Dawn

Jenny said...

I just love them! Your stamps are the perfect size to fit. Hmmm I think my best mother's day gift is a card my daughter just gave me today. She couldn't resist waiting till Mother's day. It even has glitter!

Jenny

kg said...

Hi Jean, I got a pleasant surprise when my daughter sent me a beautiful coffee cup filled with wild flowers she found.

These magnets are so cute, I really would love to try it soon.

Thank you so much for sharing.

kg

jennyv said...

Hi Jean! Happy Mother's Day to you!
These magnets are so cute.The best Mother's Day gift was my son made me a cup holder plate he made from school and he even use one of my favorite color. He said Mom I know how much you love coffee so when you doing your work and drink coffee use this and your coffee won't go on your work.He say the cutest things. He only 6 yrs old. TFS enjoy your weekend.

Jenny

LoriAnn said...

Great idea...all the different stamps make this good for any occasion. As for the best gift I gave for Mother's Day...I would have to say a scrapbook filled with pictures us growing up and a Kitchen Aid mixer...Mom loves to bake!

Yuki said...

Jean, those magnets are so cute! You are so creative! Well, the best mother's day gift I hope to receive is a positive pregnancy test. We're trying to have a 2nd baby so that would be the best mother's day gift this year. :)

Ekg said...

Aloha kaua, Jean,

The magnets are great!! I'll have to make a few for my magnet board I made at Brian's Photocraft store last year. ; )

My best Mother's Day gift this year is a beautiful bouquet of lilies from my "hanai" family at Pacific. I also have all the precious cards, etc. my daughter has ever made for me. A hui hou!

Anonymous said...

OH!! I love these!! They are precious. Now I will have to go get some stones and make some quick for my Daughters.

My best Mother's Day present is wild violets that are picked by my grandkids for me to put in a vase. I always picked a bouquet for my Mom. They are so pretty, and delicately scented and remind me of Mother's Day with her.

Have a Great Mother's Day all! Beth

CM2 said...

You're absolutely correct , they have turned out really well! Looks like they could be addiciting!
The nicest Mother's Day present occurred when our 2 sons were small. My DH took us out to a lovely Mother's Day brunch, where a cartoon artist was on site sketching (free) portraits and created one of each of my sons! I have to smile each time I see at the large head captions! Thanks for sharing all your clever creations, I enjoy viewing them! Crafty ME2

Pam said...

These magnets are sooo cute! Think I will make some with my kids at work.
My best Mother's Day gift is just having two healthy kids! I'm thankful for that everyday though. (c;

Joy said...

These are realllllly cute!!! Hmmm, my best mother's day gift? I think all the handmade gifts that my kids have made for me are the ones that tickle my heart. Nothing material can compete with that!

Thanks for always posting some great ideas! Can't wait to see more!!

Joy

Shari said...

Very cute magnets!

My best Mother's Day present ever was getting my daughter toilet trained! Couldn't have asked for anything more :)

Anonymous said...

These are so cute! My best Mother's Day present was a day at the spa, but the envelope was decorated with my toddler sons fingerprint art.
Happy Mother's Day!
Tammy

Liann said...

Jean Happy mother's day..the best mother's day gift is my children and hubby make it a ME day and i can craft. Also all the things that the girls made for me.

Anonymous said...

You have done it again with another cute and inspiring project. It means another trip to BF to get more of your stamps. Every day is 'Mother's Day' for me while I go through the tears and joys and triumphs of my children...no matter how old they are. They are my most precious gifts. Have a great mother's day too. MarilynY

Martha said...

So cute project! They look lovely :) The best mother's day gift, I made a scrapbook layout I used a picture of the family and I added embellishments, stamped images & rhinestones. I had framed for my mom, she loved it!
Thank you for the chance :)

Angie said...

These are SO SO adorable! I want one, heehee! One of the best Mom's day gifts... well, it's not celebrated much here at my home, but my hubby did just buy me TWO kits from Cosmo Cricket! That makes me quite happy :D

Lorianna said...

The magnets are SOOOOO cute!!!
Thanks for the giveaway!!

Happy Mothers Day to you!!

Best Gift was....
being blessed for the chance to be a Mom, had a difficult time having 1 child!!!
My daughter is my gift!

Hugs
Lori
Lorianna3344@msn.com

Happy Stamper said...

The magnets are real cute and since I didn't make mine yet - cuz yes, the marbles are stuck in the closet too, sure would like to win one. The best mother's day gift was when my son said how much he appreciated all the sacrifices I made while he was growing up.

Janet S said...

How cute are these little magnets! I would LOVE to win one. Thanks for the chance!

kinderdoodle said...

The best Mother's day gift I ever got was a small tool kit from my daughter. Every day of the week at school each child got a point for being good and at the end of the month they got to choose a prize from the prize box. Instead of getting something for herself that she liked she used her points to get me this little tool kit with several tiny screwdrivers in it. She saved it to give to me on Mother's Day that year. The reason she chose this was because I had looked high and low one day for a screwdriver to fix something and she thought I needed my own set. My daughter died when she was 7 years old and I still cherish this little set of tools to this day with all my heart because of the selfless act on her part and that is why it will always be the very best mother's day gift or any gift I ever got. Linda/Ar

Enjoli said...

Hi Jean!!

These magnets are soooo cute! I want to learn how to make these. =) My 3 year old said that he is going to give me a big heart. The thought is what counts. =) Hope you have a great day!!

Cathy Y. said...

Really cute magnets! My daughter just returned from a one week trip w/school to Disneyland. I gave her spending money to buy omiyage for herself and her cousins. Instead of spending money on herself, she was so thoughtful and came home w/a boxed 'mom' necklace to present to me for Mother's Day. I was so touched!

Dawn said...

I loved the magnets. Sooo...cute. Well for gifts for Mother's Day, I had my Kindergarten students glue squares of green tissue paper onto pink tissue paper together. They used their pencils to wrap the tissue paper around to create flowers. I placed a small dried up tangerine branch into a claypot filled with plaster of paris. They glued those flowers onto the branch wherever they wanted to...the more the nicer. Parents and other teachers gave me comments on how nice it looked. I love making it...if I can get the branches.

Jen said...

your magnets are adorable!
I guess the best gift I received was 4 yrs ago when my son was placed in my arms ... wow! what a day that was!!

Happy Mother's Day!

livnkaneohe said...

Aloha Jean,
My best mommy days gift's are the ones that my 2 boys make in school. My 6 year old made egg carton flowers and it was wrapped it in pretty pink tissue. My 11 year old wrote a very cute poem. All of which I have been collecting throughout the years. I cherish everyone of them! Happy Mother's Day!