DIY Glass Magnet Gift Sets

These glass magnets were so fun (and very frugal) to make! I love that Emily had a very active role in crafting these and that each of them is unique. We had hole punches from colored paper that were leftover from another project. With a little Mod Podge, Emily adhered the dots to the flat back of some large glass gems from the dollar store!

She loved how colorful these turned out, and remarked that it looks like a party is going on inside each glass gem! Once the Mod Podge had completely dried, I used some hot glue to attach a magnet to the back of each one. Super easy!!

They make quite a festive set, don’t you think??

We used the same technique to make magnets using the girls’ artwork and photos too — I think these will make fun gifts for the grandparents, aunts, and uncles!

Have fun!!



  1. Dear Valerie,

    Finally putting the jar of unused hole punches to good use, I see! When will you get to the box of unfortunate mis-cuts and misshapen tissue paper scraps?


  2. These are very fun to make, and we’ll be doing it again this year. I learned last year, though, that hot glue wasn’t strong enough over the course of the year. One good bump and the magnet popped off the pebble. This time I’m going to use the heavy-duty E6000 or whatever it’s called. It’s for glass and other tough surfaces.

  3. I love the photos in the glass!!! Thanks for the great idea for grandparent Christmas gifts. 🙂

  4. I love the idea of putting the kids’ artwork in them for grandparents!

  5. Great idea! I think I will have my E do this!

  6. Very cute! I love the three-dimensional effect.

  7. I love those. I have been trying to think of some fun DIY gifts to make for family/friends this year. I love the idea of magnets. We will try this!!

    ** on another note, I can’t use Mod Podge. I bought some and tried to make a few things with it, but it gave me a headache each time I used it. I ended up getting rid of our container of it. I just found a DIY Mod Podge recipe that I am going to make, it uses elmer’s glue (which I’ve used without a problem).
    here’s the link if you are interested in the recipe too:

  8. This is such a cute idea…I like the pictures and art work ones alot…may have to try

  9. I’ve had this project to do for almost a whole month!

  10. Wow – pretty!

  11. Wow, what a super idea for Christmas gifts, or really a great idea for anytime you need a personalized gift for someone.

    My daughter and I are going to have make these. I will make it part of her homeschooling activities.

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