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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 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.

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1.  Punch 1” circles out of your favorite Patterned Paper. 

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2.  Put a small dot of Diamond Glaze 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
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3.  Allow Diamond Glaze 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 @

5.  Enjoy the finished magnets!! 

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

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
– Glue sticks $2
– Diamond Glaze ($7, but i already had this)
– Stampin’ Up!’s Petal Garden Patterned Paper – $10 for 48 sheets
– Pebbles $2 for 60ish (two bags)

So, that comes to roughly $30 (assuming you didn’t have any of the materials) divided by 50 pieces (# of magnets in pack), equals $0.60 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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  • Susan Crenshaw

    Thank you for the tutorial. These magnets are the cutest ever! Do you know if the pebbles from the Dollar Tree work with the 1″ hole punch? They seem to be a bit smaller.

    • stampinfool

      The pebbles did come from the dollar store. They had three different sizes. Smallest (I call these fish pebbles, they are vase filler); Oversized, which were bigger than the 1″ punch and the Middle size, which I use. They may be a free millimeters smaller than the 1″ punch, but once adhered to paper, the paper tends to curl up to the back fully and not leaving any extra.
      Because the products at Dollar store can vary, you can always trim slightly after having glued the paper to the pebble, before gluing the magnet.
      Thanks for asking!

  • Gina

    Thank you for your tutorial of these adorable magnets my girl can make. My only question is regarding the silicone craft sheet. I don’t understand what is for or when to use it. Sorry! Hope you can help this girl out with her silly question!?

    • stampinfool

      Thank you for you kind comment. I used the silicone sheet for hot gluing the magnets on. The hot glue doesn’t stick to silicone so it makes for really clean glueing. You can also wipe the tip of glue onto the mat so that you don’t get strings/blobs and helps cut down on ways to burn your hands. It’s a life saver!

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