Okay, so I'm really excited about this post and how utterly easy it is to make these for gifts. It all started when I was reading Skipping Stones' blog and it was Tips & Tricks Thursday. I thought these would make awesome little gifts. I knew I already had Diamond Glaze (just like the Glossy Accents) so I knew it wouldn't be that costly. I went to Michael's to get the flat, glass gems and the magnets. Needless to say, the Michael's in my area did not carry the gems in a big enough size. So, I came home and got on Etsy to take a look. I found a great seller at Willow Run Crafts, and they had EVERYTHING that I needed to make my magnets. The shipping was also ultra fast. I think I got my items 3 days after my purchase. I'm one happy crafter!
|The Dome Circle Cabochans are perfect sitting on top ready for gift giving.|
This is the tiniest little gift that is just so adorable. I really wanted bigger tins so that I could put this large magnet (38mm round) inside, but it worked out great to use them this way, instead.
|Just a little peek inside.|
|All opened and ready to use!|
|Aren't these just gorgeous????|
And, BTW.......If you like these items and decide to purchase any of them from Willow Run Crafts......mention my blog, they will give you an 8% discount!!! I may go back and order more myself......lol
Here are the details!
Here is the tin with the Cabochans sitting below it. The Cabochans are a 38mm (1.5") circle and really are a nice size to put images under. I can't wait to try PTI's Tiny Treats: Christmas using these....They will fit just perfectly!
The slider tin is 2 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 3/8" and fits 3 tiny magnets to match the larger one inside. I just made a strip of paper to fit around the tin in a coordinating patterned paper as the magnets. This paper is My Mind's Eye - Summer Papers.
The tiny, glass gems I got here, as well. Michael's only had this size.....so, you could easily find them there.
Here is the same picture as above only I flipped over the large magnet so you could see the back. I ordered the magnets from Willow Run Crafts, too, because they looked so small and thin. They worked perfectly for the smaller magnets. I simply attached them with more Diamond Glaze. It worked like a charm.
I did order the 50 Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets and I can't believe how strong they are. They will hold a little over 2.1 pounds if you use them on a fridge. You'll see how strong they are when you get to the end of this post.
I had to show you this picture because I could NOT put these any closer because they kept attracting one another. These puppies are STRONG magnets.
Thanks for looking at my 2nd blog post for the day! Like I said in my earlier post. I was very productive today. I got 7 large magnets made for 7 office sets (another post for another day) and 4 of these little sets done. My list is getting smaller and smaller!!!!