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You can never have too many magnets, right? Especially when they are as cute as these metallic gem magnets. Plus, you will never guess what they are made of! Are you ready? Hot glue! Yep! Isn’t that awesome?! Follow along to see how I transformed hot glue sticks into these faceted gem magnets with the help of Deco Art Extreme Sheen paint available at Joann Fabric and Craft Stores.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks (the larger size gun and sticks work best for this project)
- A silicone gem mold
- Deco Art Extreme Sheen paint available at Joann Stores
- Paint Brush
- Strong ceramic magnets
Begin by heating up your glue gun and filling the molds with the hot glue. You may need to wait a few minutes between each to let the glue heat up again.
Once the mold is filled, let the hot glue set for 1 hour, then un mold the shapes. Use the glue gun to attach the magnets to the back of the pieces.
The final step is to give the hot glue gems a few coats of the Deco Art Extreme Sheen paint. I found I needed about 3 coats to give the gems a bright and metallic look.
Once the paint was dry and all three coats were on, the magnets were ready to add to my office magnet board.
Aren’t they like really pretty? That super metallic shine really makes them pop and the colors of the Extreme Sheen paint (amethyst, aqua marine, pink tourmaline, and sapphire) even match real gem colors too! So fun!
If for some reason you don’t have a need for magnets, you can also use this same technique to make push pins for your bulletin board, or even attach a few ring blanks and turn them into chunky gem rings which I am sure my daughter would love! Yay for hot glue and the endless possibilities! xoxo.
Never thought of using hot glue in my silicone molds – I have to try this! I know this will really come in handy for a bachelorette party I'm planning for this coming winter.
Julia – http://bunnybaubles.com
Oh good! It's a fun technique!
It's a great idea to use the glue gun in silicon molds, I have to try. 🙂
Such an easy way to make cheap shaped magnets or push pins!
awesome idea thanks for ssharing