Do you remember those colorful, plastic alphabet magnets when you were a kid? I used to love rearranging them on the fridge. Today’s DIY is a sophisticated, grown-up version of alphabet magnets! Regardless of what you decide to spell out, these magnets will add a cute little something to your kitchen or office.
You will need:
8 oz. bar of white polymer clay (we used Sculpey brand)
2 oz. bar of gray polymer clay
A rolling pin (or something to use as a rolling pin)
Object used to cut out circles in the clay (we used a lid from a cosmetic product since it was the perfect size: about 1.25 inches)
- First, you will need to warm the clay in your hands to make it nice and pliable. You don’t need to start with the entire 8 oz. package of white clay, but be sure you are using a lot more white than gray. This will give the white marble effect without the gray overpowering it.
Twist and pull the gray clay into the white so that it subtly combines. Make sure not to work it too much, so that you get pretty marble streaks. Form the white and gray clay into a ball and roll it out onto a parchment lined baking sheet until they clay is about a 1/4 inch thick.
Lay out your circles on the parchment and bake in the oven according to the instructions on your clay package. (Sculpey clay is baked at 275 °F for 15 minutes per 1/4 in. thickness.)
Once your marble circles are removed from the oven, and cooled completely, use a gold paint pen to draw your letters! I chose a serif lettering style and also added some fun heart and arrows to a few of them.
Adhere magnets to the back of the marble circles using glue or purchase circle magnets that already have adhesive on them.