Maybe Matilda: Guest Post: Glass Marble Beauties from Running with Glitter

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Guest Post: Glass Marble Beauties from Running with Glitter

I've got a special treat for you today . . . we have a visitor! The lovely Kelly of Running With Glitter has a great project to share. I love her blog--she posts drool-worthy recipes that I feel chubbier just looking at (like adorable pastel spring cupcakes), awesome tutorials (I love her cheery butterfly garland), plus she is gorgeous and her kids are precious (like, I-wanna-gobble-them-up precious), and although I feel like it shouldn't matter, I'll be honest . . . I like it when bloggers have adorable children, don't you?

So here she is!

Hi, I’m Kelly from Running With Glitter. 
I'm a simple girl from Oklahoma, wife and Mommy to two beautiful children. My blog is my outlet and I love to share my ideas! Life is so crazy sometimes and crafting keep me sane!
Thank you for having me on Maybe Matilda.

Glass Marble Beauties

Today I was in a pinch and needed to put together a small quick gift. One of my girlfriends gave me a little magnetic board with these marbles on them a couple of Christmases ago.. I use them every day to hold up this and that on the fridge. This is a super quick project.... Just a word of caution.. Mod Podge is addicting! There is even a whole blog dedicated to this stuff here ! I went ahead and made several so I will have a few on hand when needed. These are super cute and super simple to make.

(Click "read more" below for the full how-to!)

Here is how I made these:
Supplies Needed:
Paper with a design. Can be the latest edition of the Tea clothing catalog or Scrapbook Scraps
Mod Podge Matte
Paint Brush
Glass Marbles (found in the floral section of craft stores and Wal-Mart)

Find the place on your paper you want the marble to be placed...
Apply a Thin/Medium coat of Mod Podge to your stone. You have to work a little quick because it sets up pretty fast.
Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge on the design paper. Place you Marble on top of the paper. It will look sorta foggy but no worries as it will dry clear.
See how I just left them there on the uncut paper to dry ... Geez I love this Amy Butler paper!
Cut aound your marble. This is so much easier than cutting out a bunch of circles and placing them on the back. I heart short-cuts!
WOW! These are so Beautiful. I could just leave them in the bowl for decoration.. But I'm sure my kids would think they are candy so Moving along...

To do the Photos, I bought the larger marbles. The only place I have been able to find them is at Michaels. I resized my picture to 1.4 inches and printed on cardstock.

Use the same technique as I did on the Amy Butler Paper
Apply a small dab of E6000 on the back to secure your Magnet and/or Thumbtacks

Seriously, I love these! I still adore the set given to me every time I open the Fridge.
There you have it. See I told you...quick, simple and BEAUTIFUL!
{I had to pull a few from my "future" gifts and put them on my own fridge}

Thank you for having me on your blog!
 I {heart} Maybe Matilda!!!!

Thanks, Kelly! I love these marbles and definitely need to make some myself. My fridge looks downright boring now compared to yours . . . and you all know how I feel about Mod Podge (in case you don't, the answer is real good). 

Make sure to visit Kelly at Running with Glitter . . . you'll be glad you did!


  1. How fun!! I've always wanted to try this!!

  2. Very cool. Her blog is super cute. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very cute idea. I love the idea of the photo push pins!

  4. These are fantastic! Aaaand, I have all the "ingredients" to make ' I'm gonna...;)
    Thanks so much for the tutorial! Love Running with Glitter & Maybe Matilda!

  5. I love Amy Butler anything! Thanks for the ideas!

  6. I have to try these I have very ugly fridge magnets! these would make very cool replacements! Thanks for sharing! :)

  7. Oh my gosh, this may be the greatest idea I've ever seen!! Truly inspiring =) x

  8. You all are so incredibly SWEET! Thank you! xoxox

  9. Great great GREAT idea! I have been wanting to make some magnets with pretty designs but had no idea how to do so. Now I do. Thanks for sharing. :0)

  10. This is so fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I'm pretty sure my first attempts at the paint chip art could have rivaled whatever you made... I left out the first 18 craft fails with paint chips from the tutorial because I didn't want to publicly shame myself. Seriously, I love the boyfriend for getting me paint chips because I used so many on things I hated... : )

  11. very lovely idea and they look so pretty. Thanks for sharing!


  12. I've just spent the last few minutes looking at all the eye candy on your blog! Thanks so much for the kind words you left on my blog today -- I appreciate it so much. - Suzanne

  13. Wow!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE those!! So so cute!! I'm totally making some! Thanks for sharing!! And a great tutorial! :)

  14. AND i'm your newest follower! Would love if you'd follow me back! :)

  15. Thanks for the shortcut - I've always cut the circles beforehand. This saves so much time!! :)


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