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You know those gems that you can buy in craft stores that look like flattened marbles? You can glue a picture on the back (even magazine pictures work great) and then glue a magnet to the back once the glue on the picture is dried.

I glue the gem to the magazine page or picture and then cut out around it with an x-acto knife once the glue is dried.

I use Aleene's tacky glue and rather strong, round magnets. I like to use the larger gems as well.

I think that these would really make great gifts -- you could take favorite family photos, make color copies of them, and then glue a piece of the copies image on the back of the magnet.

I found some examples online. Click for images:
  • Example One
  • Example Two
  • Example Three
  •, March 26, 2002
  • Answers

    I LOVE THESE!!! but I am just sick. I recently covered a windowsill with flat marbles (get it-a marble windowsill;^) ) If I'd known about this I could have put my kids pictures on it. I am so bummed. I know! I can do a table.

    -- Gayle in KY (, March 27, 2002.

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