How to make a marble magnet

The materials for the project:

  • Outdoor Mod Podge
    • Bought mine at Walmart
    • I use the outdoor variety because it’s going to be outdoors in a cache for a while
  • Brush to apply the Mod Podge
  • Print-out of small signatures, images or photos
    • Mine are 1/4″ square
    •  Leave enough room on all sides of image to punch out the image
  • 1/2″ circle paper punch
    • Bought mine at Walmart
  • Glass marbles
    • Dollar store, some craft stores also sell these
  • Disc magnets
    • Dollar store, most craft stores also sell these

The materials

Using a 1/2″ circle paper punch, punch out the images

Dab a small brush into the Mod Podge, then dab it on the image side of the disc.

Dab mod podge on front of disc

Place a marble glob over the paper disc and press firmly to spread out the Mod Podge. The image will become clearer.

Press marble firmly onto glued paper disc

Turn the marble over and dab the back of the disc with Mod Podge.

Turn over a dab mod podge onto back

Place the disc magnet on the back and press firmly to spread the Mod Podge.

Press firmly on the magnet

Let the marble magnet dry overnight.

The finished product.

The finished signature marble magnet


11 Responses to How to make a marble magnet

  1. Brandy Reynolds says:

    Absolutely love this!!! And so needed the instructions. Thanks so much!

  2. Ann says:

    I’ve tried this, but I struggle to find glass pebbles in the UK that dont have a pearly coating, it stops you seeing the image through the pebble, love the idea though x

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  4. Audrey.... A2G on says:

    Perfect! Perfect! Perfect! I’ve been looking for the perfect swag and this is it! I spent last weekend shopping for supplies and this morning designing my icon and putting them together. My variation is a 5/8 inch circle and half inch magnets. Previous to this I was making “friendly rocks”, which basically were shiny stones of various types with eyes on them. I needed something fresh. Thank you so much for the idea and the perfect tutorial. I found you on pinterest.

    • *R* says:

      I’m so glad you found something on my blog that you’d like to adapt for your own signature item. It’s always nice to hear when my blog inspires. Thanks A2G. 🙂

      • Audrey.... A2G on says:

        You should have seen me in . . . A.C. Moore, Michael’s, Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, Walmart . . . wandering around like a crazy person holding your blog on my phone looking for supplies. It was a riot!! I’m new to pinterest, so I don’t know how, but I wish I could pin you a picture of my new swag!

        • *R* says:

          Email me a photo at ontario_cacher @ yahoo. ca . Or on Pinterest click the + sign by your login name, on the upper right of the screen. Then choose “Upload a pin”. A box comes up that let’s you grab a image file from your computer. What’s the url to your pinterest site?

  5. Neka says:

    This is great. I just started GeoCaching and I have been trying to figure out some cool cheap swag that my almost 3 year old son and I can leave. Thank you so much.

    Neka AKA Mz_Seriouz

  6. Love this idea! s I’ve been looking for some inexpensive, personalized, USEFUL swag to put in the caches! Thank you!
    Christine aka HuskerGurl

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