These little concrete magnets and pushpins make my heart sing.
These were incredibly fun and easy to make. All you need to make some of your own is concrete, a silicone mold (I bought mine here on Etsy), magnets, pushpins and liquid leaf. Mix up your concrete in a plastic cup. I added a little extra water so it was a bit thinner and easier to work with. Spoon the concrete into the molds.
Gently shaking and tapping the mold helps the concrete settle into the shapes and reduce air bubbles.
At this point, add either your magnets or pushpins. If you want to make magnets I would recommend buying this kind. They are strong enough to hold the weight of the concrete gem.
Simply push the little magnets into the wet concrete so they are flush with the back.
Or insert pushpins into the concrete.
If you want to add some metallic leafing, tape around the little gems with painter’s tape.
I used copper liquid leaf for the magnets and gold liquid leaf for the pushpins. Liquid leaf can be found at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby or any craft supply store. And P.S. this stuff is amazing! And sooo addicting.
Hands down the most awesome magnets and pushpins ever!