Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Ceramic Tile Magnets

Today I want to share with you my ceramic tile magnets that I made for my craft room.


In my post yesterday, I shared with you my washi tape magnet boards.  I wanted to some new magnets to go with the boards and decided to make my own.
For the main body of my magnets, I purchased this sheet of 2x2 ceramic tiles from Home Deport for $2.57.

Here are the rest of the supplies:
Mod Podge for gluing and sealing
Scrapbook paper
Magnets/Tacky Dots
Scissors/Foam brush
I chose to use the Simple Stories Snap Life collection for this project.
The 6x6 paper pads have the perfect sized paper and embellishments to fit these magnets.
I started by pulling apart each magnet. I used some scissors to cut off the glue pieces.
I cut out the paper that I wanted to use on the magnets.


I brushed on a thin layer of mod podge on the tile and then placed the paper on the magnet.
I used my hand to press the paper onto the magnet and rub down the sides to help adhere to the mod podge.

I then placed a layer of Mod Podge over the paper to help seal it. I set them aside to dry.
If you have never used Mod Podge, it goes on white but will dry clear.

Once dry I placed four magnets/tacky dots onto the back of the tile.
If it doesn't feel like they are going to stick to the tile, add some extra glue to the magnets.
I used some Fabri-Tac glue for an extra hold.

Here are the completed magnets.
I love how colorful they are and the paper collection was perfect for this project.


Here they are on my washi tape covered magnet board.

From this picture, you can see in the bottom left hand corner that they will hold paper just fine.
I love having my own custom magnets.
You can easily use scrap paper that you have from a leftover project or add on letter stickers with the name of your children to display their artwork, homework, etc.
For more details, please see my YouTube video below.
I hope you are inspired by this easy but fun project.
Thanks for looking!
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  1. This is such a cool project!!! Thanks for sharing the details of how it was made.

  2. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing it! We would love for you to share it on Thrifty Thursdays link party tomorrow @ http://fromnature-tonurture.blogspot.com/

  3. I love your magnets. That might need to be my next project.

  4. This is an awesome idea. They look great on your wall.

  5. These are soooo cute and they seem so easy! I don't have a scrap room but I a hoping for a little area in my new place. I am definitely going to try this as well as the washi tape magnet board once I get settled. One question....do you cut the paper exactly 2x2? Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Adding this one to my to=make list ;-)

  7. This is an excellent project. If you haven't thought about it already, you really should consider selling these on Etsy!

    I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.


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