Looking for a quick and easy craft project to add to your to-do list? These decoupaged tile magnets require just a handful of supplies and a very short amount of time to make, and they are a wonderful little gift idea to surprise a special friend, teacher, or neighbor. They are also a great project to make to get your kids involved! Let me fill you in on all of the details.
For this project, you will need…
- Small ceramic tiles (found in home improvement stores)
- Scrapbooking paper
- Mod Podge
- Small magnets
- Hot glue
- Tools: Scissors, Pencil, Foam Brush
If your tiles come in a sheet as these I’m using today did, gently pull them apart and trim away any remaining glue on the backs and sides with scissors.
Use the pencil to trace around the outer perimeter of the tile shape on the scrapbooking paper. With scissors, cut out the shape just inside the traced line.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the tile with the foam brush.
While the Mod Podge is still wet, center the paper piece onto the tile, and press down gently, rubbing out any bubbles under the surface.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over the paper, working from right to left, and making sure to seal the edges of the paper as you work. Allow this layer to dry for 10-15 minutes before applying a second layer, this time brushing from top to bottom. Allow the Mod Podge to dry completely. Affix a magnet to the center back of the finished tile with hot glue.
Your new set of stylish magnets is complete!
There are so many fun ways to personalize and switch up the look for these simply by using different patterned papers and different tile shapes.
I love to use these beauties to hold up special papers, lists and such on the fridge, but they are great for using in an office setting or classroom, too!
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