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January 24, 2014

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Easy Color Washed Jewel Magnets

Madigan made… simple DIY jewel magnets with decoupage.

Simple DIY jewel magnets with sheer color decoupage #modpodge #plaidcrafts

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Plaid Crafts and Mod Podge. All opinions are 100% my own.

As I told you last week, I love cute storage and organization solutions. Since it has felt like such a long winter this year, I wanted to bring a little spring color and life to my kitchen. So, I used some pretty floral and plaid scrapbooking paper to make a few magnets using some fun supplies that Plaid recently sent me.

Plaid recently came out with some fun, new decoupage products… including dishwasher safe Mod Podge and  Facet Cut Podgeable Shapes. But what I was really excited to see was the Mod Podge Sheer Colors! Did you know you can use these colored formulas to tint glass jars or to add a wash of color to your project? Fun! I decided to use the pink and yellow sheer colors for my magnet project… I wanted colors that were sunny and spring-y.

Want to see how to make these cute magnets? It was easy!

DIY jewel magnets with color washed faceted shapes

DIY Colored Jewel Magnets

Supplies used:

  • Pretty scrapbooking paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Magnets
  • Brush
  • Podgeable Shapes: Facet Cut Shapes
  • Mod Podge, Gloss formula
  • Mod Podge, Sheer Yellow and Pink

Steps to make DIY magnets:

First, trace around each facet shape with a pencil on the back of your paper. Carefully cut out each shape and trim as needed so the paper fits snugly on the ‘backs’ of each facet gem.

Brush a coat of Mod Podge over the back of each shape and press the cut paper over top, smoothing out any bubbles. Allow that to dry and the decoupage will dry crystal clear underneath the faceted plastic.

Apply a thick coat of Mod Podge over a magnet and press it onto the back paper layer of each shape. Allow that to dry.

You could stop here, because the resulting magnets are pretty cute. But to add another layer of dimension to the jewels, I thought it would be pretty to wash each gem in a coordinating color. So, I brushed a coat of sheer color Mod Podge (in pink or yellow) to the very front surface of each gem. Once dry, the decoupage gave each gem a deep hue.

I love how the magnets look like pretty colored jewels and how the paper pattern peeks out on the sides and beneath each color. These little gems definitely help organize and brighten up my fridge on these cold, winter days!

DIY color washed jewel magnets

Want to know more about these fun, new craft products? You can find Mod Podge Sheer Colors, Facet Shapes and Dishwasher Safe Mod Podge in Michaels or on Plaid’s website. Or check out these videos: How To Tint Glass with Mod Podge Sheer Colors and Learn How To Use Mod Podge Sheer Colors.

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