D.I.Y. Wednesday: Magnets

This D.I.Y. is so cute, you’re going to wish you had more magnetic surfaces in your living space. These decorative little squares are strong, stylish and the best way to add some colorful decor to your refrigerator door.

DIY Magnets

Magnets

What you’ll need: Ruler, cardboard, patterned paper (we used the first and last page of a Pocket Pal), pen or pencil, glue, scissors and magnet tape (found in craft stores)

DIY Magnets1. Measure and cut out a 1-inch-by-1-inch square of cardboard.

DIY Magnets2. Trace your cardboard square onto the back of the patterned paper. Use your ruler to measure 1/2 inch in from each side, and mark with your pencil. Draw lines to create flaps 1/2 inch in from each side of the square. Cut out this (cross) shape.

DIY Magnets

3. Add a dab of glue to the middle of your cardboard square. Fold each flap over and glue, one at a time. When all the flaps are glued down, cut 2 3/4-inch strips of magnet tape and adhere to the square.

DIY MagnetsUse your new Magnets to dress up any compatible surface!

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9 Responses to D.I.Y. Wednesday: Magnets

  1. Celeste Apale says:

    Great idea. Thank you for sharing how to make magnets with Vera Bradley patterns. My niece and I will have a wonderful time making magnets together.

  2. Marilyn says:

    Love this idea and love the animated photo of how to put it together. :)

  3. Holly says:

    very cute idea! should “dress up” my cube at work nicely!

  4. Malorie says:

    Can’t wait to make them for my classroom whiteboard!!

  5. mamalish says:

    Great, easy idea! I’ve done similar crafts with students for MOTHER’S DAY gifts, etc.

  6. LINDA says:

    Very cute and inexpensive idea. Great for the teen girls lockers at school!

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  8. Tanya says:

    This such a cute and versatile idea! I love it and can’t wait to make these!!!

  9. Sam says:

    Love it! I took a small stand up mirror and a magnet sheet, and put the magnet sheet on the mirror. Now, I have a cute note center to match my adorable magnets!

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