Curls N Pearls

Tutorial: Do-It-Yourself Decorative Magnets

I’m not going to pretend that I’m the most crafty gal on the block, but since we moved to a neighborhood that is within a two-mile radius of four arts and craft stores (I am not kidding, count ’em: Michael’s, JoAnn’s, Blick Art & Craft, Hobby Lobby), I have reluctantly embraced the DIYer way of life.


These magnets look adorable on my fridge, and would also be a cute gift for a friend. Even better, they were incredibly easy to make (even for a novice crafter like me!) and require minimal supplies: decorative glass gems, craft glue, a circular paper punch, magnets and an old magazine (or any publication to punch small images from). I originally intended to use images from pieces of scrapbook paper for the magnets, but I ended up preferring the look of random text pulled from a magazine.


Here is the tutorial for DIY decorative magnets! (click to enlarge)

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  • Mesha says:

    Oh, I’ve made many of these over the years! Although I’m aware it’s a lot less efficient, I do think it looks a lot better (and less chunkier) to use magnetic sheets instead of the big round magnets – the end product isn’t as strong though it’s enough to say… hold a piece of paper or two on your fridge and it looks adorable. Great tutorial! xx

    May 11, 2012 at 4:14 am
    • Christina says:

      Thanks so much for the input, I’m going to have to try it with the sheets. Especially if given as a gift, the less chunky look would be beneficial for sure. Love your idea!

      May 11, 2012 at 6:08 am
  • katrina says:

    I made these for my friend. He’s a Steeler’s fan. I used some old gift wrap paper and they turned out great. I used the round chunky magnets, looks great on his fridge!

    September 4, 2012 at 4:59 am
    • Christina says:

      Hi Katrina! That is a great idea! I’m glad they came out so well. Maybe I’ll have to put some together with a Redskins theme for el-Hubs. :)

      September 4, 2012 at 9:19 am

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