Creating Fun Magnets

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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.

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  1. What a fun idea! TFS New follow from the Monday Hop! Have a great week! Pop Art Minis

  2. Both of these varieties are so cute! How fun to be able to write words with the magnets and the fabric ones are a great way to use fabric scraps!

  3. Great idea! I’m going to try this…one day.

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  4. Kara these are so cute! I did make my own magnets, but out of beer caps!lol I also made some other magnets that will be going in my etsy shop, but I don’t have those up yet!

  5. Great idea! I’m a writer so I love the idea of creating my own letters that double as art.

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  6. I love these! I’m a big fan of your blog and your newest follower because I love your cute projects! : )

  7. LOVE the fabric magnets. I don’t think I’ve ever seen these before. So going to try this! Even putting it on my Pinterest site. Thanks!

  8. These are so cute!!! We’ve been making a lot of magnets in my home lately, but none like these! What a great idea! 🙂 I’m Pinning this!

  9. Very cute! You should link these up to my {wow me} wednesday link up party going on over on my my blog right now! Hope to see you there.


  10. I really like the idea of Fabric Magnets! Awesome. I saw you over at Sister’s Stuff. I’m your newest follower and would love to have you follow me back! I linked up the Shag Pillow to Sister’s Stuff. 🙂

    Thanks, Emily @

  11. Great idea. Also to learn writing/ spelling with the child or to leave little messages. Thank u for sharing

  12. Just looking at these button magnets makes me happy! Thanks for sharing the fun inspiration! I shared your post on my Friday Favorites! Have a great weekend!

  13. Kara, both styles of magnets are wonderful and I especially love the fabric you used for the fabric button ones!

    Thank you so much for linking up to “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17!


  14. I love to have fun all the time and also fond of having funny items and same is yours