Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fun with Flattened Marbles! :)

OK So Im making this post, because it will directly relate to my very next post! And Although this isnt a new idea at all.. Im posting it anyways for those who may not have seen this before or who have ever wondered how to do this. :) And also because as I said... it will relate to my next post.. which will be a surprise until then! :)

Ok onto the tutorial!
Patterned paper
Sobo glue (or any other kind of craft glue like mod podge)
Flattened marbles (found at various places, Micheal's, Walmart, Dollar Tree)
Paint Brush


Step 1: Place Marble down on paper, make sure you can see and like the pattern showing through.
Step 2: trace the marble

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Step 3: Cut out
step 4: Add a dot of glue to the center of the back on the marble, and use the paint brush to coat the whole back/bottom of the marble
Step 5: Attach the paper, press firmly to make sure there are no bubbles or spots with more glue. (Some glue may ooze out .. just wipe away.)

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And thats it.. You have an adorable flatten marble, to use your imagination with!
These are the other ones I made for my soon to be revealed  project:

When I first saw these.. they were used to make magnets. And I had made some of those about a year ago and I love them! :) But Just a few days ago I had another idea for them.. which I will reveal in my next post. :) I figured they could be used for lots of different things! What ideas, can you think of for these??
Some that came to my mind would be a cute broach, or even a ring, or necklace! You can do a lot with these.. and they are totally custom, which is so great!

Here are some of the magnets I made: (BTW that adorable baby in the 2 magnets down there is Zander when he was only about a few weeks old! Can you believe that!)

Some helpful tips:
-I found the star shapes at the Dollar tree, they also have the big and small flattened marbles.
-I used digi scrap papers that I printed out for the ones I made a few days ago.. but as you can see from my magnets.. you can also use photos. Other ideas.. are scrap book paper, magazines.. pretty much anything with a great pattern you love!

I even use a few twilight themed patterns and sayings that I printed out.. made a magnet set, and gave it to a friend as a birthday present. :)

Id love to see your great ideas for using these! :)


  1. love it! i hadn't thought of that before but i really like it :) i just discovered your blog today and i really like it..your tutorials are great..i love your detailed descriptions and pictures :) (im a visual learner so the pictures really help a lot)

  2. I was wondering how you made these. This is pretty much what I had thought, but clarity is ALWAYS a plus.


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