MAKE IT / 22

we’ve been doing some intense DIY posts around here lately…it’s time for a simple craft today! one that only takes a few minutes. i have always made inspiration boards to keep up around me while i work and i’m constantly switching items in and out. you could definitely use these glitter magnets on your fridge to add some sass, but i chose to hang up some my recent inspirations in my office.

what you’ll need:

• circular magnets
• glitter
• clear craft glue
• gold spray paint
• gloss clear coat enamel

the steps:

• spray magnets with 2-3 coats of gold spray paint taking care to get the sides of magnets, let dry
• lay a nice layer of clear craft glue on the entire surface of magnet
• dip magnets in glitter

• shake off excess glitter, lightly pat glitter into glue with finger to help keep the shape of the glitter mass circular
• dip magnet in glitter again and repeat the previous step, let dry
• spray with two coats of clear coat enamel to seal and prevent glitter from shedding

these would be a cute gift in a little see through bag for a friend!

project by: natalie shriver for designlovefest
photos by: kimberly genevieve
more DIY projects here

and thanks martha stewart for blogging our ombre pendant lights!



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  • 1. chrisi  |  October 26th, 2012 at 6:07 am

    What a GREAT idea!!!! I love this. Glitter anything is fun, and then it gets in your hair, face, etc. haha good idea with the enamel coating :]
    stay fabulous.

  • 2. anna - Today I Like Blog  |  October 26th, 2012 at 6:29 am

    hey! I love glitter, I love magnets… so I guess I’ll have to try this :)
    thxs for sharing

  • 3. janae  |  October 26th, 2012 at 6:34 am

    GORG! Totally making these, like today!! When I make is it cool if I link back to ya for the original inspiration?!?!

  • 4. Katie Meyers / Meyers Styles  |  October 26th, 2012 at 8:19 am

    LOVE these adorable magnets, Bri! So creative and festive, especially with the holidays around the corner. Will definitely be making a set of my own this weekend!

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  • 6. Danielle Torres  |  October 26th, 2012 at 8:33 am

    Umm, Brilliant!

  • 7. stephanie  |  October 26th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Great activity for kids! (and older kids!) Super cute.

  • 8. Michelle  |  October 26th, 2012 at 9:36 am

    the world needs more glitter!

  • 9. Lulu  |  October 26th, 2012 at 9:37 am

    LOVED it! thanksss

  • 10. lydia {ever ours}  |  October 26th, 2012 at 11:28 am

    super cute DIY!

  • 11. Ange  |  October 26th, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Posted on July 30, 2011:


    I’d hate to think you’re stealing other creatives’ ideas. Perhaps it was just a coincidence…

  • 12. Latrina  |  October 26th, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Hah! So simple yet it adds so much character! I love this. :D

  • 13. Jaclyn  |  October 26th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    So cute and simple, I love little crafts like this. I might have to try this over the weekend.

  • 14. Mary Beth  |  October 26th, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    I’m totally making these to go on my fridge. Simple and easy.. Mine might all be gold though!

  • 15. bri  |  October 26th, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    hi ange. i have never seen that glitter magnet DIY before, that was a coincidence. with such a simple craft, there is bound to be other people who have tried it. we do have our own spin on it, luckily :) thanks for pointing those out to me though.

  • 16. natalie  |  October 26th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Ange, they say great minds think alike and I can assure you that we glued and glittered independently of other craft blogs. With as many craft posts as we do I imagine some projects being found elsewhere is inevitable. This is a really fun and easy project, so where ever you found it I highly suggest you give it a go.

  • 17. Holli Keaton  |  October 26th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    What a fun craft and way to decorate the office up! DOING THIS!

  • 18. Lemons and Loafers  |  October 26th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    love this! so creative and cute

  • 19. Lindsay  |  October 26th, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    So simple and cute! Love it!

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  • 21. Michelle - Beauty Moves Me  |  October 27th, 2012 at 9:42 am

    So fun, easy and pretty!

  • 22. Chick Tyler  |  October 28th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Great DIY!

  • 23. Kristin B  |  October 28th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Holy bananas, these are adorable! I’ve got my glitter ready and I’m craftin’ up a storm next weekend!

  • 24. Catfish & Caviar  |  October 29th, 2012 at 6:20 am

    Cute & super simple!!! :)

  • 25. invitation consultants  |  October 29th, 2012 at 7:49 am

    cute craft

  • 26. lexi  |  October 29th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    These are 1,000% going on my to-do list! Love simple DIY’s … especially the kind that involve glitter!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

  • 27. Courtney  |  October 29th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I love the clear bowls with the gold rims you used to hold they glitter! What a great project!

    Congrats on the Martha Stewart guest blog!!!

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    Love this craft! Will feature a link to it from Bubblegum Post tomorrow morning!

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