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Magnets are such a fun thing to make. They make great gifts and there are so many creative ways to use them. I thought I would focus on ideas to make some fun magnets.  

What can be used as a Fridge Magnet?

Making fridge magnets out of ordinary things can be a fun and creative activity that can give new life to items you might otherwise throw away.

To start, gather items that you want to turn into magnets, such as:

  1. Bottle caps: Attach a small magnet to the back of a clean bottle cap, and you have a unique and functional fridge magnet.

  2. Small toys: Small plastic toys or figurines, such as LEGO minifigures, can be turned into magnets with the addition of a magnet glued to the back.

  3. Buttons: Buttons can make charming and colorful fridge magnets. Simply glue a small magnet to the back of the button.

  4. Scrabble tiles: If you have an old Scrabble set lying around, you can use the letter tiles to create personalized word magnets.

  5. Wooden shapes: Wooden shapes, such as hearts or stars, can be easily turned into fridge magnets with the addition of a magnet glued to the back.

  6. Photographs: Print out small photographs and attach a magnet to the back for a personalized touch to your fridge.

Then, you just need strong adhesive, such as hot glue or E6000. Let the glue dry completely before using the magnet.

These DIY fridge magnets can be used to hold up notes, pictures, or any other small item you want to display on your fridge or other magnetic surface.

Learn here how to make labels for them.

5 Ways to Create Handmade Magnets

1 – Candy Containers

Here is a unique idea by the Evil Mad Scientist.  

Why not repurpose old candy containers and the like and stick them on your fridge?

So cute and retro!

candy magnets

2 – Mini Pies

Here is a creation of miniature pies made out of beads, felt, glue and bottle caps by Whimsy Love.  

Add a magnet on the back and you have a fun way to bling out your fridge.

Mini Pie magnets

3 – Mini Collages

I love these mini collage magnets made by Tara at SEI Lifestyle.

She used small bits of paper and embellishments to create mini art canvases.

collage magnets


4 – Kid’s Art Magnets

Kristin from Ink Blots and Polka Dots turned her 3 year old’s art into magnets.  

What a sweet keepsake.

kid drawing magnets

5 – Bottle Cap Resin Magnets

Check these out! Myléne, a Resin expert at Mill Lane Studio, makes step by step this lovely and colorful magnets for us!

Bottle Cap Fridge Magnets

How could you display as wall art these magnets? 

These are so cute that I am thinking of maybe display them in a wall art, hmmm

To display your fridge magnets as wall art, you could create a magnetic gallery wall. Start by choosing a blank wall space that you want to decorate, and then attach magnetic paint or a magnetic board to the wall. You can find these materials at most craft stores or online retailers.

Once the magnetic surface is ready, arrange your DIY fridge magnets on the wall in a way that is visually appealing to you. You could create a symmetrical grid, a scattered arrangement, or any other pattern that you like.

Be sure to leave enough space between the magnets to allow each one to stand out. This display can add a unique and personalized touch to your home decor while showcasing your creative DIY skills.

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  1. I love all of those magnets! Now I'm going to be making magnets! I am inspired daily by all of the wonderful crafts on the blogs that I follow. But…I want to make and do everything. Michaels craft store loves me. My head is swimming with ideas. Thanks for this post.
    BTW I loved reading your blog story! I am that little girl in the picture right now…writing her heart out and feeling lonely. : ( You gave some great advice. THANK YOU!
    Susan : )
    Come on over and visit me @

  2. I just love the children's art one! Such a cute idea. Thanks for posting this 🙂

  3. I've had the stuff to make those little pies forever… I need to just do it!
    The 3 year old smiley faces are so so precious.
    Glad you posted this- Thanks!

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