What is your crafting “go-to” supply? I don’t know if I have just one but I must admit, I do love Mod Podge! It seems like there isn’t a crafting project out there that couldn’t be made better with one of the Mod Podge products. Today, I’m going to share a simple project you can make with some of those old plastic dominoes that I’m sure you have lying around the house. You know the ones that have Spiderman or some other childhood character painted on one side. Upcycle them into a useful magnet!
Stenciled Domino Magnets – Mod Podge Rocks!
Like any creative project, you need to start by gathering your supplies. Here’s what you’ll need.
- Plastic dominoes (If you don’t have any, check your Goodwill store…I’m sure they have some)
- Mod Podge Rocks Stencil from Plaid (These stencils have adhesive and can be used up to 20 times!)
- Mod Podge
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- Mod Podge Pouncer
- E6000 adhesive
- 3/4″ magnets
Okay, are you ready to get started? First, adhere your stencil to your dominoes. I thought it would be fun to have a random chevron pattern on each domino so I just lined up my dominoes side by side and laid the stencil on top, pressing down. Then, use your pouncer to apply a medium coat of Mod Podge.
Sprinkle on your glitter.
Apply a layer of Dimensional Magic (DM) over the top of the chevron glittered domino. Let your dominoes dry overnight. TIP: apply the DM starting in the middle and work your way out. Do not apply too much at the edges or it will pour over the sides…..just use the nozzle of the DM tube to “push” the DM to the edge.
Here are my dominoes. I think they’re looking pretty good. I love how the DM really gives them a finished look!
Flip your dominoes over (don’t you just love the Care Bears, Power Rangers & Dora the Explorer?). Put a bit of E6000 on the center back of each domino to adhere the magnet. It will take the E6000 a while to set.
So, here are my completed dominoes! I think they turned out pretty great, don’t you?
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Below, you can see a picture of my first attempt at making these dominoes….I should really read the instructions more carefully. Here are my mistakes.
- I forgot to remove the stencil before adding the glitter This caused a super huge mess and I got glitter onto the adhesive back on this side of the stencil. This really interfered with it’s ability to re-stick again when reusing.
- I wanted to mask off part of the stencil. I should have masked off the dominoes and placed the stencil on top. Why? Well, when I removed the painter’s tape from the stencil, my stencil ripped!
- To learn more about how to use these stencils, go HERE.
If you have never worked with Mod Podge before, you are definitely missing out! I hope you try making your own magnets…I think you’ll love how they turn out!