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Alphabet Magnets

I love this little crafting idea. #1 It’s eye-catching! #2 It’s EASY and can be done in one crafting session. #3 The possibilities are ENDLESS for customizing them for your decor….or for a friend’s decor as a gift. #4 I get to use Mod Podge!

I am more than a little bit embarrassed to admit I have NEVER MOD-PODGED ANYTHING!  I have always WANTED to…something about the whole idea is very appealing to me! I really don’t know why.

Since the use of Mod Podge is minimal in this project…I thought it was be a good first foray into the medium.

You’ll need:


  • Print the alphabet letters you want to use on the pretty paper. You may have to experiment to get the font size right and leave enough space between letters.
  • Put a magnet over the letter and trace around it.
  • Cut the letter out slightly inside your tracing line.
  • Use Mod Podge to attach the letter to the back of the clear flat marble.
  • When the Mod Podge is dry, use the E6000 to glue a magnet to the back of the marble.

And that’s it!

I can’t wait to get started.  I think I am going to use THIS FONT on THIS PAPER as a house-warming gift for my sister who just moved to Wyoming. *sniff sniff*.    Don’t anyone tell her!  Dori, if you’re reading, I’m not talking about you. :-)

Or maybe THIS FONT and THIS PAPER for one of bazillion babies being born into our extended family right now.

I literally could go on and on! I love this sorta stuff!

Here are a couple more darling ideas — using different fonts and papers.

BONUS idea: The marble magnifies the paper behind it, so these are also darling as photo magnets. You can buy all kinds of sizes of the clear marbles, so the sky is the limit!

Now to buy some Mod Podge……

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  • Love this one! My four-year old made some of these as presents for his Sunday School teachers and g’parents at Christmas time. He wrote the letter J, O, Y and I cut the paper. He helped with the gluing too. Great gifts, little time and expense and big oohs and aaahs! And I get the memories of crafting with my growing guy teaching him about giving too.

  • Jillee, have you not seen the recipes on pinterest for homemade modgepodge???
    Mix 50/50 Elmers liquid glue and water- shake it up in a jar! Easy peasy and saves $$$$!
    Haven’t ever used the real modge podge so I couldn’t compare but the people who have says it works just the same!
    PS Making a grocery list right now so I can make even MORE homemade soaps etc :) Love your blog I’ve told all my mom friends about it!

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