Sunday, October 24, 2010

Paint Chip Magnet Tutorial

Last week I was making some magnets to put into a belated birthday package. I had all my magnet making supplies out for three little magnets so I started looking around the apartment for other things that might want to be immortalized into magnets. And that is when I stumbled upon upcycled crafty goodness: paint chip magnets.



I think ever crafty person has a bunch of paint chips wandering around their stash. How can you resist the colors and those crazy names like Banana Cream Pie and Red Hot Chili? For those who haven’t made magnets in the past here is a little tutorial.


You’ll need:
Paint chips (with good names)
Diamond Glaze
A brush you don’t care too much about
Magnets
Glass blanks
E6000 adhesive (you can also use diamond glaze)
I ordered the glass blanks, magnets and glue off etsy but I am sure you can pick everything up at a good craft store.


Last week I was making some magnets to put into a belated birthday package. I had all my magnet making supplies out for three little magnets so I started looking around the apartment for other things that might want to be immortalized into magnets. And that is when I stumbled upon upcycled crafty goodness: paint chip magnets.
I think ever crafty person has a bunch of paint chips wandering around their stash. How can you resist the colors and those crazy names like Banana Cream Pie and Red Hot Chili? For those who haven’t made magnets in the past here is a little tutorial.


1)      I cut the strips into individual colors. This makes it a bit easier to hold and less chance of getting glue all over the place.
2)      Coat the back of the glass blank with diamond glaze and align the glass over the portion of the paint chip with the name. Apply some pressure to make sure that the surface of the glass is making contact with the paper.
3)      Let dry, approximately 4 hours.


    4)      Cut around the outside of the glass with a xacto knife.

    
    5)      Attach magnet using E6000 adhesive or more diamond glaze. Make sure you space the magnet a fair distance apart or they will actually pull together leaving you a sticky mess.

That’s it. Super simple and perfect for those who can never quite figure out what color to paint their house.

3 comments:

Tatiana said...

I love these! You can live out your fantasy that you could paint your house persimmon (even though you know the local building department would never let you)

Anonymous said...

VERY COOL I HAVE WAY TOO MANY PAINT CHIPS!
XOXO
CHRISI

Ellie said...

Where did you get the glass blanks? I would love to make some of these.