Sweet Home Alabama Clear Pebble Magnet
In need of a quick personalized gift this week, I decided to make use of some oversized picture pebbles that I inherited from my mom's craft stash (you can also buy them here: 20 Round Clear Glass Tile Wafers) and make this cute little "Sweet Home Alabama" magnet for a friend who just moved to the state.
It was easy to make.
I just picked the background paper (a yellow gingham) and cut the "sweet home alabama" text from black vinyl on my Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Tool. Simple monograms or labels like "Shopping List", "This Week's Calendar", etc. would be cute too.
Then I glued the clear pebble to the design using E-6000 Med Visc 1-Ounce Adhesive (best adhesive for the job-hands down!).
Once the glue was dry, I cut around the edges to remove the excess paper.
If your patterned paper is thin, you might want to also glue a piece of white cardstock to the back too. Otherwise, it's possible that the magnet and glue will bleed through your patterned paper. That's no good. It looks terrible. Trust me. I know. ;)
Use the same glue to attach a heavy-duty magnet to the back of the design. These work well: Magnum Magnetics Corp ProMAG 3/4" Round Magnet 50-Pack
I added a little black ribbon around the outside of the pebble and tied it at the top for a little bit of extra decoration, gluing it in 4 spots, so that it wouldn't fall off.
To wrap it all up, I just used a piece of tulle and ribbon.
Tada! An easy, customized, finished project. These make GREAT teacher and grandparent gifts at Christmas -- and it works especially well with photographs.