DIY Color Blocked Glitter Magnets

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!As much as I love glitter, I am not so big on the mess that happens when the crafting is done. I mean, there’s a reason it’s been called the herpes of craft supplies, right? However, I have found the perfect solution for working with glitter, and it doesn’t involve decoupage. If you we’re a fan of these diy glitter bracelets, then you will love today’s project: diy color blocked glitter magnets! Here’s how:

Time: 25 minutes + overnight dry
Materialscasting epoxyglittersilicon tray, plastic cups/stir stick, magnets, E-6000
Cost: ~$25-$30

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial! Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!I am OBSESSED with casting epoxy at the moment. You can make some seriously awesome things with it. If you aren’t into glitter, but want to give this material a try, check out these dried flower coasters.

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!The resin can get a tad messy if you aren’t careful. Wear gloves and cover your surface just to be safe.

Mix your resin according to the instructions in your package. Pour clear resin in separate plastic cups (one cup per color) and then add about a quarter size amount glitter. It’s okay to add more as you mix until you get your desired look. I recommend making 3-5 colors at once to play with variety of combinations when color blocking, but it’s totally up to you.

To get the color blocked look, you’ll want to pour a bit of one color in slowly at one point. Before it coats the bottom of the letter, add your secod color. If you pour directly over the first color, the glitter tends to blend together. For the second color, make sure you start pouring from a different point.

Let dry overnight, pop out of mold, and glue a magnet on the back!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!These are such a fun way to add some personality to your fridge, don’t you think?!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!

 

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  • Chelsea Foy

    I love these! Totes gonna make some fridge magnets for little dude. A couple of questions. How much epoxy did you need to make the alphabet — was it pretty much a whole package? Also, have you ever mixed epoxy with craft paint? (I might forego the glitter for Henry and try paint or something else fun.) xo!

    • Yay!! Okay, so you can easily make the alphabet with the whole package. It also depends on how full you make the letters. If you pour the resin to the very top of each, you will probably get close to using the whole bottle. If you leave it half full, you’ll have more. And I have used craft paint! I’ve also used sequins and gold foil which was equally as great. It would be fun to use sprinkles or something too.

      Can’t wait to see how it turns out :)

  • Amy

    I see another Martha IG share with these!! So cute, lady.

    • Well aren’t you a doll! Thanks Amy! Also, fingers crossed ;)

  • Sarah

    These are amazing!!! I’ve never worked with epoxy like this before. Did it have strong fumes? I want glitter magnets on EVERYTHING!

    • Thank you so much Sarah! And a slight fume. I’d work with a window open and a fan on. Eeeee I can’t wait to see what you make!

  • These are so fun! Love all the different color combos you got with the glitter. I wouldn’t know the first thing about using epoxy, so I’m glad I have friends like you to show me how! ;)

    • Why thank you Haeley! And epoxy is probably my all time favorite material– there are so many amazing uses. You will make something brilliant with it, I just know :)

  • Laurel (A Bubbly Life)

    This is too good, I bet my daughter would love these !! (and me, of course…)

  • These are so funky! And it looks pretty easy to do too. Maybe I’ll have a go sometime…

  • All the RADFUNYES – these are so great!