Friday, December 16, 2011

handmade workshop :: tile magnets

ceramic tiles,  markers,  magnets and a hot glue gun
become the most adorable and inexpensive handmade christmas gift.

i bought these small ceramic tiles at our local habitat for humanity restore for 10 cents each. we purchased an assorted pack of fine tip, permanent markers (similar to sharpies , but we used less expensive bic markers) with a 40% off office depot coupon for less than $6. and the magnets were purchased several months ago at the craft warehouse ($1.79 for 6) and were hanging out in our creative cupboard waiting for the perfect project. 

this project is simple - let your kiddos draw adorable pictures on the tiles, hot glue a magnet to the back, and you have a sweet handmade gift ready to give! they are perfect for teachers, grandparents, aunts, uncles...

we wrote the artist's name and year on each tile. then i used glue dots to secure each set of four magnets to a decorated piece of recycled cardboard then placed them into a cellophane bag tie closed with pretty ribbon. super cute and super easy - you can make a little magnet set for everyone you know in one fun evening!

enjoy friends! xo

i am linking up with gingerbread's sweet saturday post! 

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