I needed some cute new magnets for my refrigerator. I don’t really like a lot of stuff on my refrigerator so I wanted just a few magnets that could also be considered art.
The best part of these two projects was that I already had all the materials.
To make the letter magnets I needed the clear gems, scrapbook paper, sticker letters and magnet buttons with adhesive back. I had a bag of these clear gems laying around from another project and the magnets were also left over from my Weekly Meal Planner and Grocery List.
All I did was trace the circle gems on my scrapbook paper and cut out the circles. I placed the letter on the circle. Then I decoupaged the circles to the back of the clear gem. Once it was dry, I placed the button magnets to the back and placed on my refrigerator.
To make the fabric covered button magnets, all you need are two packs of Half Ball Cover Buttons, round magnets that have an adhesive back, and fabric of your choice. You will also need pliers and a hammer or something flat to attach the back of the buttons.
I started by cutting my fabric into circles a half an inch larger than the the buttons. Simply wrap the fabric around the button and attach the back with a hammer or end of a screw driver. I then had to use pliers to cut the back loop off so I could attach my magnets. Peal and stick the button magnets to the back of the button and place on refrigerator.
I just love the way they turned out and they were super easy to make. My son loves playing with the letter magnets so I might have to make him some of his own to play with. It would even be fun to get some cute little stickers instead of letters to make fun magnets.
Have you made your own magnets? I would love to hear about them and see pictures.