This Mother’s Days don’t go overboard with an expensive gift she’s never going to use. Why not put yourself into it and make a special handmade gift for her? This simple DIY magnet with rhinestone embellishments is an easy Mother’s Day craft that is sure to put a smile on her face.
For this project I used:
8 wooden Craft sticks
Hot glue gun
White craft paint and paintbrush
39 Fern green 9ss rhinestones, other assorted colors and sizes
wax tipped tool or tweezers
Felt (various colors)
Large wire cutters
I found that using large wire cutters does a good job of cutting wooden craft sticks. Begin by cutting the sticks in the following lengths: 3.75 inches – 2 sticks. 3.5 inches 2 sticks, 3.25 – 2 sticks. 2.75 – 2 sticks. Take the 3 smaller lengths of wooden sticks and cut one end at an angle to form ascending slats. If you wish, you may sand the edges.
Paint the wooden craft sticks with the white craft paint and allow to dry.
In order to get the spacing and size right on the rhinestone “Mom” I laid out the rhinestones on a piece of wax paper. Once I got my size and spacing correct, I took a piece of scotch tape and pressed down over the tops of the rhinestones. Peel away from the wax paper. The rhinestones will stick to the tape.
Squeeze glue onto the bottom of each of the rhinestones on the tape, just slightly smaller than the rhinestones and tape this to the top horizontal craft stick. DO NOT use a hot glue gun to adhere rhinestones. Use a recommended adhesive such as E6000 or Gem-Tac. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
In the meantime, cut out flower and leaf shapes out of felt.
After 24 hours, peel the tape off the rhinestones. Hot glue the flowers to the craft sticks in varying positions around the rhinestone “Mom”. Hot glue a magnet to the back of the craft sticks.
Rhinestones and wax tipped tool are available from: