JM came home from work the other day complaining about how he doesn’t have any magnets for his file cabinet at work. I swear I’m a good listener, but all I heard was “fun magnet craft project”!!!!
It is so easy to make your own magnets, so I dragged JM to Michael’s to pick out something fun, and here’s what we ended up with! Check out these DIY Magnets!
Not only is it simple to make your own magnets, but you have a TON of different options for customizing them! I’ve seen people make DIY magnets using buttons, vase filler marbles, or clear flat marbles with pretty paper or photos behind them; the options are endless!
All you need is a magnet, some glue (hot glue, white glue, super glue, any kind will work!), and something fun to attach to the magnet.
And it’s a great craft to have your kids help you with! Just make sure you use white glue instead of hot glue if your kids help so that they don’t burn themselves!
JM chose some flat glass hexagon tiles that we found in the floral section (with other glass vase fillers and marbles) for his magnets. Look how pretty these are!
Just stick some glue on your magnet, press it onto your tile (or whatever), and let it dry!
And now you have fun magnets!
You can personalize your magnets even more by using clear glass tiles or flat marbles. Take a piece of paper or a photo, cut it to the size of your glass, and glue it onto the back of the glass with white glue or Mod Podge. Once the glue is dry, glue the glass onto the magnet, and you have a perfectly customized magnet!
My brother’s class made photo magnets one year as a class project for Mother’s Day, and the magnet is still up on my parents’ fridge! Look how adorable he was 15 years ago!
What are the coolest magnets you’ve ever seen? I saw a little bendy paper clip guy and a paper clip dog with magnets for their feet. Cute!
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