Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Craft Fair 2019 Series: It's All About Magnets

Here is my next Craft Fair 2019 Series which is all about creating magnets.  I have a video down below to show the process as well.  Sorry I'm a bit off camera at times.  The video was a hard to create due to the amount of items I was showing and the process in general.  
When I mass produce magnets, I complete at least 100 at a time.  You can save yourself a lot of time if you complete a large quantity vs. just a smaller quantity, say of about 25-30.  The Mod Podge glue is super sticky and sometimes can be a bit messy so another reason to do a large quantity.
120 Glass Gems Clean with a disinfecting wipe
Products I used:
Mod Podge Gloss Lustre Glue
1" Sponge Brush
1 1/4" Circle Punch Stampin' Up! Item #119861
Glass Clear Gems from Michael's:  Ashland Decorative Filler Gems 16 oz. comes 26 to a container
Glass Clear Gems from Dollar Tree:  Decorative Accents, Item #105573, about 21 per pack
E6000 Glue
Paper Snips Stampin' Up! Item # 103579
Magnetic Buttons Go Create! from Walmart 52 to a pack
ProMag Magnetic Buttons from Michaels 50 to a pack
Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! Item #146913
Wax paper to put your magnets on
Disinfectant Wipes for cleaning
Bowls to store your Mod Podge and gem



When adding Mod Podge, you don't need a lot.  It's easier to re-apply to your brush rather than getting too much on your gem or the paper.



Here is my selection of Designer Series Paper ready to go.  I always have my 1 1/4" circle punch on my desk and a small container to store my punched art so when I have scraps of pretty paper, I can punch a circle out and save for later.  I'll have a nice selection to chose from when I need to stock up on magnets again.


Here are all my magnets curing for the evening.  This process is much easier to mass produce this way.  Put on a good movie or watch a basketball game which is what I was doing.



Here is a beautiful batch of gems with the Petal Promenade paper from Stampin' Up!



To display my magnets at Craft Fairs, I use a magnetic dry erase board plus a small basket with extras for customers to thumb through.  They love to do that!



Here is the magnetic button set in place.    You can also see that the Mod Podge glue dries clear.




More completed magnets ready to sell.




Here's a sweet butterfly most likely will be picked out by a young customer.


Here is my step-by-step video for you to watch.




I hope you learned something today.  Let me know if you try this at your craft fair or just try it in general.  Please post a comment below.

Thanks for watching and stopping by.  
Karen


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My name is Karen McNall, and I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Inspired By Gram was created after my grandmother. She taught me many crafting skills over the years and I enjoy being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator teaching and sharing the art of rubber stamping and papercrafting.

2 comments:

  1. Love this idea! How do you package these as you sell them and what price?

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  2. Hi Tracy. I do not package them. I let my customers pick out the magnets they would like to purchase. I display on a magnetic board and put extra inventory in a basket. Works great. Pricing is $1 each or 6 for $5. Thank you for your comments.

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