Glass Pebble Magnet Tutorial

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. Supplies: 1 inch glass pebbles (Dollar Tree- about come 30 in a bag) Judikins GP005 Diamond Glaze, 2-Ounce 1” circle punch Patterned Paper- I love this floral from Echo Park Mini Hot glue gun Glue sticks High energy Ceramic Industrial Magnets Silicone craft sheet {Hot glue won’t stick to this and it makes for easy glueing} Instructions: 1.  Punch 1” circles out of your favorite Patterned Paper.  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.) 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. 5.  Enjoy the finished magnets!!  And, here is a bonus photo tutorial recap for you for easy reference. 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. SaveSave SaveSave