Want to make a homemade gift for someone but you're short on time or money? Here's a quickie craft that doesn't require special skills or talent but yields an impressive finished product.
- Page Pebble stickers (found in craft stores and scrapbooking shops, available in different shapes and sizes)
- Old magazines with interesting images
- Magnets (no bigger than diameter of your Page Pebbles)
Time: 15 minutes
- Troll for cool images in an old magazine you don't mind cutting up. I find that Wired is quite the treasure trove when it comes to colorful and unusual graphics. Of course, you can use other decorative paper, such as the fancy scrapbooking stuff or origami paper with pretty patterns. You can also adorn solid-color paper with stickers or doodlings.
- Peel off a Page Pebble, center it over your chosen image, and press. Page Pebbles rock because not only do they already have adhesive on them, but they're clear, so you can see how your image will be framed before you commit.
- Trim the rest of the page from around the edge of the Page Pebble with your scissors. Variation:
You can use a paper punch in the same size and shape as your Page Pebbles, but then you have to punch the paper first and fuss with lining the Page Pebble up perfectly.
- Pop a magnet on the back using a glue gun. If you don't have one, you can probably use strong craft glue, but I can't vouch for how well that works. Depends on how mighty the pull of your magnets.
- Repeat until you run out of Page Pebbles or lose interest.