Sparkle Gem Magnets are so simple and inexpensive to make. And I surprised myself how much this older mom/grandmother enjoys sprinkling glitter! Earlier in October when I visited my dear sister in law, she had put this craft together for the ladies to do during our busy bag swap.
After returning home I gathered the supplies and set everything out on one counter in our kitchen. This way, anyone who wants to can pause for a few minutes and make a little sparkle gem to put on the fridge or to give as a small gift.
Here is what you need for this easy peasy quick craft:
Now the super easy, fun instructions:
Sparkle Gem Magnets
On an easy to clean surface (I used paper plates) set out a couple of gems and choose the glitter colors you want to use. Lay a gem rounded side on the plate and paint the flat side with clear nail polish.
Quickly before the polish dries, sprinkle a generous coating of your chosen glitter to cover the gem.
Let dry for 10 or so minutes.
Pick up the gem and examine it, turn it over and see how it looks through the rounded side. If you see clear places, dot the clear polish there and sprinkle with glitter again. Let it dry again. Repeat this step if necessary.
Next, cover the glitter with a generous coating of the clear nail polish. You can brush it on, but I find that the polish brush moves the glitter around quite a bit.
I carefully pour a little puddle of the clear polish over the glitter and carefully spread it around with the brush. Let dry 20 or 30 minutes. You may need to let it dry longer. Test by lightly testing with your finger for tacky polish.
When your final coat is dry, lay out a round magnet. Cover one side of the magnet with super glue and stick it to the glittery side of your gem.
Tada! There you have a Sparkle Gem Magnet!
These pretty little accents will be part of our teacher gifts this holiday season. What are your ideas for simple fun craft projects this fall?