Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Marble Magnets & Tin PLUS a GIVEAWAY!
















I needed a quick “Hostess” gift yesterday so I went through all of my ‘stuff’ and found these tins and decorative marbles and decided to make a set of stamped magnets with a coordinating box.  

I had several of these candy tins and a few bags of the floral marbles (with flat backs) so I went to work.

 
First I roughed up the box with a Scotch Sanding Pad, wiped clean and then sprayed on 2-3 thin coats of white primer.  While this was drying I started on the magnets.



I chose some coordinating papers and stamped the images using StazOn ink.  I chose StazOn because it is a permanent ink that wouldn’t ‘run’ when I adhered it to the marbles.  I applied a decent amount of Mod Podge to the back of each marble (on the flat surface) and then pressed the stamped pieces on with the stamped image facing up toward the rounded side of the marble. 

I let these dry for about an hour before cutting around the edges and removing the excess paper.
 
Using Gorilla Glue I applied the magnets to the back.  I also cut coordinating paper and glued it to the inside of the tin.  Because the tin was metal, the magnets stuck TO it inside which kept them from sliding around.

 
For the lid I printed out a Bible verse on a coordinating tag and adhered it to the lid with Mod Podge.  The ribbon was a piece of twill tape that I stamped the same images on with StazOn.



Simple, quick and a nice little gift for any occasion!
I liked these so much I made a few extra sets . . . would YOU like one??  Thus, the Giveaway to celebrate reaching 100 followers!  Thank you so much – it’s been a very fun month and a half of blogging!

Here are the rules:

(1 Entry) – Become a follower.  If you’re already a follower, just leave me a comment telling me you are!

(1 Entry) – Add my Giveaway button (upper right side of my blog page) to your blog sidebar and comment here telling me you did that!

(1 Entry) – Tell me what you would like your tag to say (on top of the tin) if you win!

I’ll choose a winner using Randomiser on May 31st!





64 comments:

  1. Hi Lauren, I am a follower of your blog....and love the giveaway!

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  2. hi Lauren, I am a follower! Love the magnets!!

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  3. Hi I am a follower love your ideas, thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. hiya , what a really clever quick pressie ! i am already your follower x tfs]
    xmaggiex

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  5. I am happily already a follower!

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  6. Button is sitting very pretty on my sidebar!

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  7. I would like my saying to be
    .....and they lived happily ever after

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  8. You make the cutest things and always something different! I am a follower and would like for the tin to say...Lavender Dreamer! Thanks for a chance to win! HAVE FUN! ♥

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  9. Oooh....I made a hostess gift last week and it was not nearly as cute as that!! I love it....and I follow!! Thanks for linking! :)

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  10. I'm a new follower from The Penny Pinching Party! These are just beautiful!

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  11. WHat a terrific giveaway! Please enter me! I'm already a follower!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  12. I've added your pretty giveaway button now with a link back to you on my sidebar!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  13. Such a cute gift! Congrats on reaching 100 followers :)

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  14. following from a blog hop.

    www.sofreemecrafts.blogspot.com

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  15. Hello, wonderfully done and so well described! Thanks for sharing - and thank you for offering this amazing giveaway! I'd love my tin to say - that you may with one mind and one mouth glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ - Romans 15:6
    Have a great day,
    Kathy

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  16. I am a happy follower!
    Kathy

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  17. Very nice gift! I have made these magnets as well but I haven't tried it using stamps. Also, I've had an issue with the magnets coming off probably because I used hot glue- I'll try the Gorilla Glue. Thanks for a great post. I am a happy follower too! Congratulations on 100 followers!

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  18. I am a new follower.

    vikkinay@yahoo.com

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  19. If I win I would like this on the tin.

    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

    vikkinay@yahoo.com

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  20. What a creative woman you are! And congratulations on reaching 100 followers!If I won the giveaway...I like this saying:
    "His eye is on the sparrow..." www.harbourbreeze.blogspot.com

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  21. Hi Lauren,

    I'm a new follower.
    Your blog button is now on my blog.
    For your giveaway I'd like the tin to say.
    A Lapin Life

    Thanks,
    Dee

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  22. These are so cute...I'm already a follower.

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  23. I'd like the tin to say My Salvaged Treasures.

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  24. I'm putting your giveaway on my sidebar.

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  25. I'm a new follower and would love to win. How clever you are.

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  26. I would like this verse from Ps 121, I believe. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord who made heaven and earth. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. Very pretty, thank you for linking to It's Stinkin' Cute Craft Thursday. Great job!

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  28. thankyou for visiting my blog today,, I'm your newest follower,, I'm going cross eyed from reading your past posts,,thankyou for sharing

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  29. I love this gift idea. I'm book marking it now. Congrats on making 100!

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  30. very cute! I made magnets just like this a few months ago...they're so fun! I love the idea of putting them in a metal tin too!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

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  31. Hi Lauren, So nice to meet a sister in Christ, I am in awe at how many of us there are in blogland. I'm a new follower, cute magnets, so clever and generous of you! Blessings and have a beautiful Mother's Day!

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  32. I'd luv to have a set of those magnets! I'm a follower now!
    Kim

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  33. I would love to win a set of your magnets! What a clever gift idea. I'm a new follower of your blog.

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  34. If I won I would like any Bible verse that you so chose to put on the top. I would leave it up to you as to which one to pick for me!

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  35. That turned out very cute. Thanks for linking it up! would you please put a link to the Home Sweet Home party in your post. Thanks!
    Sherry

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  36. Lauren, your brain is in over-drive all of the time! What a clever and cute idea! I'd love a chance to win one of these tins with those pretty magnets. Blogger won't let me follow any more blogs until I delete myself as a follower on some. Thanks so much for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

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  37. Forgot to congratulate you on 100 followers! Your giveaway button is on my sidebar. laurie

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  38. Thats such a cute idea! :)
    Hugs, Gwendolyn.

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  39. Great idea!

    Andrea
    www.addicted2tutes.blogspot.com

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  40. What an adorable idea...I am loving your tidbits one how to make such great creations. Glad to have found you. I posted your giveaway on my blog...a newbie follower too.
    Smiles...always, Tammy

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  41. I would love it to say the footprints in the sand
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    Erin

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  42. Can you please put John 3:16 as the tag if I win? Thanks.

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  43. I forgot to tell you what I wanted on the box if I win: Ps. 27:4 One thing I have desired of the Lord, That I will seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord , all the days of my life.

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  44. I'm a follower! I like this idea and want to make some to have on hand to give as gifts. If I ever get some free time I'll sit down and make some.

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  45. The giveaway is on my sidebar at http://allamberallthetime.com/

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  46. I don't know what I want it to say. You can surprise me when I win ;)

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  47. I am a new follower!
    annieleehatch(at)yahoo.com
    If I win you could put whatever you wnat on it. I like surprises!

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  48. These magnets are so gorgeous! All of them! And I am already a follower! X

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  49. I Love your tins! I was wondering what I would EVER DO with all my empty altoids tins, Hmmmm! Thank you so much for your ideas... PLEASE enter me for your giveaway, I AM Your Newest FOLLOWER! I would LOVE for you to peek into my Land Of Blog and FOLLOW ME TOO, if you'd like!
    Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  50. "If I'm the lucky winner I would LOVE this saying on top of my tin"..."The love of gardening is a seed that once sown never dies" ...Gertrude Jekyll...
    Thank you so much,
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  51. I am a new follower via Boogieboard Cottage...I started by browsing your zipper flowers and then went to the blog on the adorable magnets. I think they are so cute...I enjoy and appreciate all of your tutorials! Visit me over at my blog...a mix of antiquin', junkin', craftin', thriftin', pets and family! Tiffany
    Oh, enter me in the drawing and if I win...I would like the words "Next Mood Swing in 5 Minutes!" Tiffany

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  52. I just found your blog and oh my! how cool!!! I am a follower now :-)
    and if I'm the winner, I'd love for it to say something about recycling or upcycling.
    thanks!
    and please visit my blog if you can
    www.robinpich.blogspot.com

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  53. This is so cute Lauren. I would love a chance and I think this is so thoughtful of you.

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  54. Hi, Lauren! If I were lucky enough to win I would want mine to say As for me and my house, we will follow the Lord.\

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  56. Lovely giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to enter.
    I'm your newest follower ♥♥
    *hugs*deb

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  57. No idea what to have put on it should I win (i've been brain dead latley)...surprise me with something encouraging (going through a rough divorce after 36 yrs of abuse).

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  58. Added your giveaway button to my sidebar ♥
    http://dragonflytreasure.blogspot.com

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