Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

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Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial – Craft Fair Special

The most common question I get asked at a craft fair is how to make my adorable Glass Pebble Magnets. It’s the most searched post on my blog over at StampinFool.com and I understand why.
It is especially relevant for those of you vending craft fairs. These magnets sell great and are quick and easy to make in large quantities. Again, they sell GREAT! Priced at a dollar a piece, you are bound to sell out at each event!

The cost of producing them is relatively inexpensive and the time required to make them is nominal. It’s the perfect balance of time, money and return on investment for a craft fair item for anyone- a beginner or seasoned vendor, because they appeal to a large market and you can churn them out quickly. Also, because they are not expensive for purchasers (I price them at $1), all shoppers will be likely to buy them- young girls for their classmates or best friends, moms, and grandmas. These glass pebble magnets are the perfect edition to your craft fair inventory or to your refrigerator.

Let’s get started.

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

Get the supplies here: 

  • 1 inch glass pebbles (Dollar Tree- about come 30 in a bag)
  • Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up!
  • 1” circle punch
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • High energy magnet buttons [craft magnets] (50 pack from Michaels for about $7)
  • Silicone craft sheet {Hot glue won’t stick to this and it makes for easy glueing}

 

glass pebble magnet tutorial @ StampinFool.com Instructions:

1.  Punch 1” circles out of your favorite Designer Series Patterned Paper. I use exclusively Stampin’ Up! products because the quality stands the test of time (years).

glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

2.  Put a small dot of Crystal Effects (by Stampin’ Up!) on the paper and firmly press the glass pebble on top. (I was surprised at how little you need for it to spread out and cover the entire circle.) crystal effects
glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

3.  Allow Crystal Effects to dry. I does not take more than a minute- by the time you finish the last one, the first ones should be dry.

4.  Turn over pebbles and hot glue magnets on the back of the pebble. glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

5.  Enjoy the finished magnets!! 

  • Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

And, here is a bonus photo tutorial recap for you for easy reference. Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

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I hope you found this tutorial helpful and simple to follow. I really enjoy making these magnets and I know you will too.

I will leave you with a few tips on pricing as well as storage.
I store the completed magnets on cookie trays as they are magnetic and I can move the magnets around as they sell. The benefit of the trays is that they lay flat for long term storage but you can still prop them upright and the magnets do not fall off while you are selling them. I priced them at $1 for selling at craft fairs.
Here is the cost breakdown:
– Magnets $7 for 50
– Mini glue gun $2 (I had no idea they were so inexpensive now!)
– Glue sticks $2
– Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal effects ($6.25, but i already had this)
– Stampin’ Up!’s Pretty Petals Patterned Paper – free from my leftover card making stash or $8 for 48 sheets
– Pebbles $2 for 60ish (two bags)

So, that comes to roughly $27.25 (assuming you didn’t have any of the materials) divided by 50 pieces (# of magnets in pack), equals $0.54 per piece. Sold at a dollar a piece that’s almost double the profit on each magnet sold. And next time you make them, the only materials cost you will have will be the magnets and pebbles, making the profit margin even higher. This is a great product guaranteed to sell out.

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Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.comGlass Pebble Magnet Tutorial – Craft Fair Special

You may have seen this post before here on Stampin Fool, but because it is one of my most popular posts, I realize it needed a bit of updating and refreshing. The most common question I get asked at a craft fair is how to make my adorable Glass Pebble Magnets and I understand why.  So here is the updated post to help you with your next crafting endeavor.
It is especially relevant for those of you vending craft fairs. These magnets sell great and are quick and easy to make in large quantities. Again, they sell GREAT! Priced at a dollar a piece, you are bound to sell out at each event!

The cost of producing them is relatively inexpensive and the time required to make them is nominal. It’s the perfect balance of time, money and return on investment for a craft fair item for anyone- a beginner or seasoned vendor, because they appeal to a large market and you can churn them out quickly. Also, because they are not expensive for purchasers (I price them at $1), all shoppers will be likely to buy them- young girls for their classmates or best friends, moms, and grandmas. These glass pebble magnets are the perfect edition to your craft fair inventory or to your refrigerator.

Let’s get started.

Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.comGet the supplies here: 

  • 1 inch glass pebbles (Dollar Tree- about come 30 in a bag)
  • Crystal Effects from Stampin’ Up!
  • 1” circle punch
  • Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP)
  • Hot glue gun & glue sticks
  • High energy magnet buttons [craft magnets] (50 pack from Michaels for about $7)
  • Silicone craft sheet {Hot glue won’t stick to this and it makes for easy glueing}

glass pebble magnet tutorial @ StampinFool.com Instructions:

1.  Punch 1” circles out of your favorite Designer Series Patterned Paper. I use exclusively Stampin’ Up! products because the quality stands the test of time (years).

glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

2.  Put a small dot of Crystal Effects (by Stampin’ Up!) on the paper and firmly press the glass pebble on top. (I was surprised at how little you need for it to spread out and cover the entire circle.) crystal effectsglass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

3.  Allow Crystal Effects to dry. I does not take more than a minute- by the time you finish the last one, the first ones should be dry.

4.  Turn over pebbles and hot glue magnets on the back of the pebble. glass pebble magnets @ StampinFool.com

5.  Enjoy the finished magnets!! 

  • Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.com

And, here is a bonus photo tutorial recap for you for easy reference. Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial from StampinFool.comSupply List

Supply List

 I hope you found this tutorial helpful and simple to follow. I really enjoy making these magnets and I know you will too.

I will leave you with a few tips on pricing as well as storage.
I store the completed magnets on cookie trays as they are magnetic and I can move the magnets around as they sell. The benefit of the trays is that they lay flat for long term storage but you can still prop them upright and the magnets do not fall off while you are selling them. I priced them at $1 for selling at craft fairs.

Here is the cost breakdown:
– Magnets $7 for 50
– Mini glue gun $2 (I had no idea they were so inexpensive now!)
– Glue sticks $2
– Stampin’ Up!’s Crystal effects ($6.25, but i already had this)
– Stampin’ Up!’s Pretty Petals Patterned Paper – free from my leftover card making stash or $8 for 48 sheets
– Pebbles $2 for 60ish (two bags)

So, that comes to roughly $27.25 (assuming you didn’t have any of the materials) divided by 50 pieces (# of magnets in pack), equals $0.54 per piece. Sold at a dollar a piece that’s almost double the profit on each magnet sold. And next time you make them, the only materials cost you will have will be the magnets and pebbles, making the profit margin even higher. This is a great product guaranteed to sell out.

WANT MORE?  Here are a few of my favorite other crafty tutorials.

Top Ten Craft Fair Staging Tips

Wine Bottle Tags

Hand Sanitizer Purse Tutorial

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Craft Fair Trends 2016

2016 Craft Fair Trends

Hello & welcome to Stampin Fool.  If you haven’t stopped by before, make sure you check out this viral post on Craft Fair Tips– it has a lot of great stuff to help our your upcoming craft fair experience.  {Or this one on Craft Fair Staging.}  On to today’s business.  What will be the trending items, themes, and colors at the 2016 craft fair scene?  I have looked extensively at current crafting trends, predictions for future and continued crafting styles for 2016 and after coming up with a list I was surprised to see the Craft and Hobby Association (CHA 2016) list to have a few of the items on my list as well.  That we confirmation enough that these things are on point.  If you are a crafter/vendor you may consider adding a few of these crafty trends to your projects for the 2016 Fair year.  Here’s what’s hot:

2016 CRAFT FAIR TRENDS

 

1. Gold Dipped/Metallics/Foiling

– Think Minc.  Metallic foil is in- gold dipping, painting, metallic embossing powders, silver thread, sequins.

2. Textured Fibers- jute, burlap, lace, rope

– Bulky, chunky texture.  Silky ribbon may be out this year in lieu of woven fabrics that add texture to projects.

3. Coloring for Adults

– Coloring books are everywhere.  I am sure you have seen them in craft stores, grocery store check out lines, at the hands of celebrities, and viral on Facebook, it being suggested that coloring can reduce stress.  Detailed, hand drawn, coloring books are trendy.

4. Craft Kits (Hello, Paper Pumpkin)

– Simple, easy, adorable.  Crafting kits are making a strong comeback because people feel the need to be creative, but have limited time, space and crave simplicity. Crafting kits are the answer- all inclusive.

5. Repeated patterns/prints

– Picture a hand drawn palm leaf outline, repeated on a diagonal with white space in between.  This type of line drawing is showing up in fabric, stamps, and scrapbooking paper.

6. Hand Lettering

– Calligraphy, letter brush painting- while both were wildly popular in 2015, they are here to stay.  Pages of online classes are available to help you master both of these skills.  I am seeing them in stamps, new fonts, digital overlays, etc.

7. Feminine Florals

– Not only pink, but blues, purples, pinks, reds, oranges- bright and subtle florals are everywhere.  They are in scarfs, clothing, paper, stamps, home decor.  Enjoy.

8. Chalk Paint

– Again, while chalk paint itself isn’t new, you’ll find a thousand tutorials on Pinterest, it is making it’s way into home everywhere, becoming more accessible, and heavily trending.  I have seen it at Target- and I like it. Whether you choose to paint your craft fair display/signs with chalk paint or choose to sell hand painted pieces of furniture you’ll surely spark interest with your customers.

9. Watercoloring

– Another area of abundant classes is watercoloring.  You can find paint adorned projects on cards, wall hangings, fabric, paper, and home decor.

10. Personalized Jewelry

– Name it.  People love to see with name- whether it is stamped onto a ring or hand lettered onto a wooden plank, personal is in.  Consider making projects that you can easily personalize while customers wait & reap the benefits.

So tell me what you have seen at your recent craft fairs?  Am I right?  What were your favorite trends?  Least favorite?  Comment below and let me know.

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