These easy DIY magnets are perfect to share your faith, get organized in style or just make as a fun craft. I love these magnets because you can make them as a DIY adult craft or bring the kiddos in and make them together. Either way these magnets are simple to make and fun to express yourself through.
I made these little magnets because I needed a quick place to hang things next to my desk while I work. I wanted something cute and functional. I used a silver tray from the thrift store as my magnetic board, but you could just as easily use a tin tray or baking sheet to fit your needs. Get creative!
DIY Magnet Supplies:
Paint – plain acrylic craft paint will work
Small Paint Brush
Something thin, like a tiny dowel rod or fork.
Small Letter Stamp Set – I got mine at local craft stores, so just keep your eyes peeled
How to make DIY Magnets:
- I used air dry clay that I picked up at the store, you can use baked clay as well, just follow the directions on the packaging.
- Roll the clay into small balls.
- Flatten with your hand or the bottom of a cup to make a small disk.
- Use your small letter stamps to gently press into the clay. Small words work best – joy, love, pray, bless, smile, sweet, to do , faith, hope, initials, hot, cold, done, pretty, bold, kind, file.
- The clay is soft and if you press too much you can tap out any indentions with your finger, no worries.
- Press around the circle and word with a small thin object like a dowel or fork. Feel free to make other designs and impressions in your clay magnets.
- Allow the clay to dry completely, usually overnight.
- Water down some acrylic craft paint and use it as a glaze over your clay magnet. Work quickly and load a soft brush generously with paint. You don’t want to go over the surface to much or it gets kind of muddy.
- Allow to dry.
- Adhere the magnet to the back. I used self adhesive magnets, but if you don’t try E600, Gorilla Glue or Fabri-tac to do the trick!
I hope you enjoy making and using these precious little magnets. They are so simple to make and add a touch of whimsy to your craft room or office organization! I’d love to see what you come up with. Have fun!
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