Painted pebble magnets | How About Orange

July 25, 2007

Painted pebble magnets

A little project from last weekend, inspired by the jar of FIMO clay packages on clearance next to the checkout counter at Blick.

To make them:
1. Shape some flattened balls from FIMO or Sculpey modeling clay. They should look like small pebbles. (Mine are about 1 inch in diameter, but make whatever size you want.)
2. Bake the little pebbles in your oven until hardened, following the package directions.
3. After they're cool, paint on them with acrylic paint.
4. Hot glue a magnet on the back.

Maybe I'll put some in the shop when I get a little time and see what happens.

15 comments:

Tricia said...

I absolutely love them!

zobars said...

Orange does it again. I love your creations. Amazing amazing creativity. A virtual pat on the back from me :)

Emma said...

I like those a lot! Simple, but lovely.

Julie said...

Cute. Very Cute.

hailey said...

These are so cute! I love your upsession with orange! Your blog is really neat too, I think I am going to have to snag one of those bookmarks! I am an avid book reader!

Sion said...

Those are so cute! For some reason I keep hoping there's going to be cold vanilla ice cream in the middle if I eat one.

Jess said...

Yeah!! They look like mochi!

Diane said...

I love the simplicity of the magnets!

Amber Yount said...

I want to make things, I have no magnets on my fridge!

jamie @ insidesign said...

those look like fun! :)

Anonymous said...

what about embedding magnets before baking?

Patricia said...

very cute!

dottycookie said...

These are adorable. I just need to find a local source for little magnets!

Anna Betts said...

These are so sweet, and oddly I had a dream about orange pebbles a few nights ago! Odd. I'm such a fan of orange in general, you should look at the video I have on my blog of orange crayola crayons being made....it's positively druel-worthy!
xx

Meg said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I just made some lady bugs like this and posted it. Thanks for all the good ideas you put on here.

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