DIY Adhesive Magnets




By Noreen Doll.

DIY adhesive magnets are quick and easy to make and fun for kids to use.

DIY Adhesive Magnets by Crafty Journal

You can use up scraps of paper with cute pictures.

Crafty Journal - Halloween Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnet

They are great party favors, or a great party craft for kids to make at a Halloween gathering.

Crafty Journal - DIY Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnets

They are so quick and cheap to make, that they would be perfect “trick or treat” hand outs.

Crafty Journal - Halloween Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnets

And they would also be great stocking stuffers or Easter basket fillers.

Crafty Journal - Christmas Adhesive Magnets

Christmas Adhesive Magnets

Materials.

  • Business Card Magnets or other flat sheet type magnets.
DIY Adhesive Magnets

Business Card Magnets

This is what a single magnet looks like, with the paper partly peeled away.  It is 2 inches by 3 1/2 inches.

DIY Adhesive Magnets

Business Card Magnet

  • Paper with small colorful pictures
  • Stickers
  • Plain colored paper.
  • Scissors

How to Make DIY Adhesive Magnets.

1. Choose the pictures you will adhere.

Crafty Journal - DIY Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnets

This group of small pictures is perfect for making several magnets at once – it made 8.

2. Draw around the magnet on the paper.  Cut it out.

3. Peel the paper off the magnet and carefully attach the picture(s) to it.

Rub firmly across the whole surface to be sure the paper has adhered well.

Turn the magnet over and trim off any excess paper from around the edges.

Crafty Journal - DIY Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnets

4. Cut around the pictures to separate them.

Crafty Journal - Halloween Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnets

I just cut these apart as they were already framed and usable.

Crafty Journal - DIY Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnets

How to Make a DIY Adhesive Magnet with a Single Picture.

1. Cut a rectangle around the picture you want to use.

Crafty Journal - DIY Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnets

2. Attach the rectangle to a piece of a business card magnet that is the same size.

Press firmly all over to adhere well.

3. Using scissors, cut around the shape you want to use.

Crafty Journal - DIY Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnets

Crafty Journal - Halloween Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnets

To Adhere Stickers – Two ways.

1. Attach a sticker to the sticky side of the magnet.

Crafty Journal - DIY Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnets

Cut the excess magnet off around the sticker.

Crafty Journal - Halloween Adhesive Magnets

Halloween Adhesive Magnet

2. Cut a piece of coordinating paper larger than the sticker in a shape you like.

Attach the paper to a magnet and trim around it if necessary.

Crafty Journal - Christmas Adhesive Magnets

Christmas Adhesive Magnet

Attach the sticker to the paper on the magnet.

Crafty Journal - Christmas Adhesive Magnets

Christmas Adhesive Magnets

Instead of using the whole rectangle, you could cut a small rectangle just around the bear.

Tips.

Kids can draw pictures that can be cut out and adhered to the magnets.

If you do this, outline a shape the size of the magnet and have kids draw inside it. This way the drawing will be sure to fit the magnet.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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Comments

  1. Lisa Georgette says:

    Great idea! I love magnets! This is much simpler than the way I used to do it!
    Thank you.

  2. Great idea!

  3. Very cute! I love easy ideas!

  4. Simple. Cute. Genius! I seriously love these and want to do them with my kids and girl scout troop!

    I would love it if you linked up with us this week!
    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/10/trick-or-treat-thursday_17.html

  5. Such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing!
    I have a giveaway going on, would love for you to check it out! http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

  6. These look fab. I really like the Halloween pumpkins. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Very clever! These could be super versatile, too!

  8. O My Goodness. These are just adorable! How creative are you? Thank You so much for sharing them at Twirl and Take a Bow. We hope to see you again next Tuesday with another creative project! ~Tammy

  9. Easy and fun! I love this craft! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

  10. I have a thing with magnets. I have a gazillion homemade magnets all over my fridge and I LOVE these. It’s a bit late for me to be adding any more Halloween decor but maybe some pretty fall leaves for the rest of the season? Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. What a fun magnet craft. Thanks for sharing at the Southern Special.

  12. Congratulations! You’ve been featured on Wicked Awesome Wednesday! Thank you for sharing your tutorial on how to make magnet decorations. SO EASY! Feel free to stop by the website and pick up your “I’ve Been Featured!” button.

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