My kids are a little older so those “classic” primary color fridge magnet letters don’t really fit our style anymore. I wanted to make a new set that would allow the kids to leave messages and notes to us and each other. I also wanted them to be cute and fun because they were geared towards the kids. I decided to raid my craft closet to see if I could make something unique but still useful.
Glass Pebble Fridge Letters
- 1/2″-3/4″ clear glass, flat gems (found in floral arranging section)
- old magazines, junk mail, brochures
- school glue
- super glue or hot glue
- disc magnets 1/2″-3/4″
Leaf through old magazine, seek out bright and fun headlines and titles. Determine if they’ll fit behind your marble by simply placing the gem on top and making sure you can see the letter, number or symbol clearly.
Apply clear drying school glue to the back of the marble, press firmly to the letter/page. Let completely dry for up to 1-2 hours.
When the glue has completely dried carefully cut/trim paper away from glass gem so paper does not stick out from behind gem. Using hot glue add pea size bead to magnet and press firmly to glass gem. Magnets will be ready to use in 10 minutes.
Gather up your old magazines, brochures, pamphlets and junk mail and make your own fridge magnets. The entire project, completing all the letters, numbers and some symbols should take one day. Please note these magnets are NOT intended for toddlers as they pose a choking hazard. These magnets are meant for older children and adults. With proper supervision younger children can enjoy spelling out words with your new fridge decor.