28 Awesome DIY Magnet Projects
28 Awesome DIY Magnet Projects
- Is it easy to make DIY magnets? YES! And there are so many options! Check out just a few (28) ideas below!
- Can you Modge Podge Magnets! YES! I love the comic book version below, but you could make Disney versions or any character you love!
- Can you turn something into a magnet? Yes! My favorite is the animal toy magnets below!
1. Magnetic Storage Tins
This DIY magnet project gives you a stylish storage solution for all the tiny office supplies you’ve got laying around: push-pins, paper clips, etc. You could customize this magnet DIY in many ways to jazz up your workplace!
2. Painted Birch Magnets
Here’s an easy DIY magnet project made with pre-cut birch pieces that you can find at hobby stores such as Michaels. Paint them your favorite colors and use a hot glue gun to attach magnets on the back. Simple, colorful, and rustic!
3. Comic Book Magnets
Looking for a gift for a comic-book lover? Try making these great comic book magnets with acrylic shapes and some Mod Podge Adhesive from the Craft Store. But remember don’t take scissors to any special collectable comics. Rather print out pictures on photo paper you find from online for this project!
4. Wall Terrarium Magnets
These DIY terrarium magnets are absolutely gorgeous and is a great way to add a little plant life to your space. Bonus you can find magnetic containers like this at the dollar store ( found mine and the Dollar Tree).
5. Tiny Polaroid Magnets
Turn your favorite pictures into tiny polaroids and then turn those into the cutest magnets that will remind you of your favorite things and people! This tutorial also includes a template you can open in photoshop to turn your pictures into polaroids. Or try out this mini printer and you can even buy polaroid sticker frames on Amazon! This is a great way to use Instagram photos or a program like Canva!
6. Pantone Chip Magnets
If you love color and own the Pantone chip book, you could make these colorful magnets to display your favorite colors! You could do a similar magnet DIY with paint chips from a home improvement store, no paintbrush needed!
7. Painted Rock Magnets
Painting rocks is a relaxing and fun activity, but you could make it a productive activity by turning your painted rocks into these vibrant magnets. Great for all ages, and they make a fun treasure hunt in your backyard, like little hidden gems! Painting acrylic forms (from the comic magnets above would be a cool play on this- like pretty decorated glass gems!)
8. Mini Frame Fridge Magnets
Paint a couple of tiny wooden frames in bright colors to create these fun family pics magnets that you will be proud to display on your fridge. These frames would also be really cute in our Magnetic Dollhouse!
9. Stamped Clay Magnets
Use air-drying clay, a pack of magnets, ink pad(or watercolor paint) and stamps to create these surprisingly beautiful DIY magnets. These would also make beautiful ornaments for Christmas.
10. Baby Jar Lid Magnets
Make picture magnets out of baby jar lids, such a cute DIY fridge magnet! If you’re going through jars and jars of baby food, this could be a great way to upcycle your used baby jar lids, with no extra purchase required!
11. Washi Tape Clothespin Magnets
Washi tape, or decorative tape, are gaining in popularity and can be found at any art supply or hobby store and even department stores. Choose your favorite tape designs and put them on clothespins on one side and attach magnets on the other side for some truly cute DIY magnets!
12. Pom Pom Magnets
Use wool yarn to make these fun pom pom magnets! For even less work, you could buy ready-made pom poms and attach magnets to them with hot glue. Cutest home decor around, especially on a bright fridge like this!
13. Decoupaged Paint Stick Magnets
If you need a couple of large magnets to hold up documents or calendars, try making these decoupaged paint stick magnets with scrapbook paper, maps, magazine cutouts or recycled wrapping paper basically any excess paper you have lying around. Just mod podge in place with a foam brush. You could even do this with a ruler and no paper- just highlighting the ruler itself, to give a cute look in an academic setting.
14. Lego People Magnets
Make these Lego people magnets for the Lego-lover in your family! This is an amazing way to store and display Lego people. Only the white bases are magnets; the Lego people can be changed up easily and played with elsewhere. This is a fun way to display a collection in a playroom above a lego table or tray like this one… Simply hang a magnetic metal display board on the wall, so definitely not just your same old refrigerator magnets.
15. Family Magnets
Take full-length photos of family members and turn them into awesome magnets. This could be a great way for a young child to learn loved ones’ names! They could also create fun stories and play pretend with these DIY magnets. (I think these too would be cute in a playroom or dollhouse!)
16. Map Magnet Puzzle
An old, incomplete map puzzle can easily be turned into magnets. Don’t have a map puzzle on hand? Try printing out this map printable and gluing it on cardboard to get a similar result.
17. Salt Dough Heart Magnets
Use a mini heart cookie cutter to make these sweet salt dough heart magnets! Use stamps with ink for even more personalization. For even more fun, experiment with various mini cookie cutters – how about making animal magnets or ABC magnets? You can hot glue the magnets or try E6000 glue too!
18. Alphabet Rock Magnets
Turn rocks or rather small pebbles into alphabet magnets simply by painting a letter on each rock! Great for both kids and adults. this would also be cute made from buttons!
19. Tile Magnets
Grab a few sheets of 2”x2” square tiles at a home improvement store and Mod Podge on pretty decorative paper for a quick magnet DIY project! This would also look great with glass tiles.
20. Animal Magnets
Cut up a few plastic animal toys, spray paint them a pretty color, and turn them into fun magnets with the help the instructions of this tutorial. These would be super cute to sell at a craft fair.
21. Magnetic Pen Cup
Use an old tin container as a magnetic pen cup with the addition of decorative cardstock paper and magnets on the back!
22. Puzzle Magnets
Do you have a couple of kid wooden puzzles that are missing a few pieces? Grab the puzzle pieces and turn them into magnets that kids will love!
23. Colorful Magnetic Blocks
Dye a bunch of tiny blocks (or even Marbles) in different colors, stick magnet paper on the back, and use them with young kids. You could do all kinds of activities with these blocks, from math to art.
24. Inspirational Upcycled Magnets
These awesome DIY magnets are made with Altoid tins and jar lids, inspirational words printed on paper, and interesting papers such as pages from children’s books and old calendars. You could have a lot of fun creating your own inspirational magnets with things you have around the house!
25. Image Transfer Magnets
Turn any drawing into magnets with this amazing tutorial. You could do this with your kids’ drawings or your own drawings.
26. Washi Tape Magnets
Here’s another DIY magnet project done with pretty washi tape. It doesn’t get any easier than this! Put washi tape right on top of magnet sheets and cut out and put on your magnet board. So great and simple.
27. Popsicle Stick Frame Magnets
And here’s yet another washi tape magnet DIY! Make these cute magnetic frames with popsicle sticks, washi tape, and your favorite pictures.
28. Agate Stone Magnets
This gorgeous DIY magnet project really couldn’t be any easier. All you need are agate stones, a gold leaf pen, magnets, and glue.
Now you’re all set to bedazzle your fridge or your family command center with all these magnet DIY ideas! For more DIY project inspiration, don’t miss 7 Stunning Marbled DIY Projects and 20 DIY Geometric Projects for Your Home!
Featured image via Ruffled Blog. Updated 5/7/22
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Great article! I absolutely love those adorable little plants! Now, I just need to figure out where to put them so they won’t constantly get bumped off 🙂