Fun creative craft which doesn’t take much time


  • several glass pebbles
  • 1 roll or sheet of self-adhesive magnet
  • 1 circle hole punch, the size of the base of the pebbles
  • assortment plain and/or patterned paper
  • assortment nail polishes and/or craft paint
  • assortment permanent markers
  • 1 glue suitable for adhering paper to glass


  1. To make each magnet, decorate the underside of a glass pebble. Some suggestions for decorating are:
  2. punch a circle of pretty paper and glue to the bottom of the pebble (2nd pebble from the right)
  3. using nail polish (3rd from left), paint (3rd from right) or markers (2nd from left), draw a design on either the base or top of the pebble. Glue a punched circle of white paper to the base.
  4. draw a design on a punched circle of paper and glue to the bottom of the pebble
  5. Once the pebble is decorated, cut a piece of self-adhesive magnet to fit and stick it to the base.


My daughter chose this activity to do at her birthday party and it was a hit.

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  • not_amanda
    • 18 Mar 2014
      1:34 pm

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  • Would make a lovely gift for a house warming


  • I love this


  • What a great idea for the glass pebbles. I used to collect them from time zone when younger and used them as gems but this is a nice way to keep them around AND have them be practical


  • They’re so pretty. I’m picturing the kids making some for the grandparents, and nan n pop loving them


  • So much fun and a fabulous activity for kids on holidays. Where would I get the glass pebbles from? Anyone know??


  • cute! You could make alphabet or number ones, or use the coloured magnets to make patterns.


  • What a very clever beautiful idea


  • like this idea


  • I use magnets all the time for notes,love your’s!


  • Glass magnets look beautiful. Have to have strong magnets though. Cute designs.


  • This is clever. Thank you .


  • We have made magnets at home before, but never with this idea – its looks great – we will give it a go. Thanks!


  • What a great gift idea or a party activity for the kids.

    • You could have a whole jar full of them waiting to be used


  • these glass marballs look fancy


  • Nice! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing this!


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