Thursday, May 6, 2010

create: mothers day gift...personalized glass magnets

so here is another mothers day gift, personalized glass magnets! I found the actual magnets at Old Navy, of all places.....they originally contained pop-art prints that would have appealed to a teenage audience...but i picked them up anyway, knowing that i could "work my magic" with them :-)

i thought they made a beautiful, yet functional gift.....great for tacking up the grocery list, reminders, or maybe in a few short years....crayola drawings from her grandkids! (no, im not preggers!)

first i removed the original magnet, soaking the glass in soapy water so that i could remove the original paper design....once removed, i found this really pretty scrapbooking paper...and penned/painted on four words: faith, hope, love, and family.....i cut each word out, Modge Podged it to the glass, then added the magnet to the back....
once dry, i went around the perimeter of each magnet with an exacto-knife to remove any excess paper or glue....the Old Navy logo is still visible on the back, but the front is much more Mother's Day friendly :-)

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