Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Button Magnets

I love Button magnets! I made loads of these a few years ago for Christmas presents. I spelled everyone’s name out and made a magnet of each letter. It was a huge hit! My kids still have some of their magnets hanging on our fridge. And really, if you have kids, can you ever have too many magnets?

button magnets finished


Here’s what you need:

button magnet supplies

Button Magnets – I got mine at Wal-Mart in the craft department
Glass Beads – make sure that one side is flat. You can usually find these in the floral department
Scrapbook paper cut into circles – just trace around the magnet to get the right size
E-6000 glue –  My favorite glue. It dries clear and lasts forever!

These really don’t need a step-by-step tutorial, but humor me while I do one anyway.

The first thing you need to do is apply a little bit of glue to the magnet:

button magnets step 1



Place the paper circle on top:

button magnets step 2


Add a little bit of glue to the flat side of the glass bead:

button magnets step 3


And finally, place the bead on the magnet:

button magnets step 4


See? Ridiculously easy! You’ll want to let them dry for about 24 hours before hanging them on the fridge. Aren’t they cute?

button magnets

7 comments:

  1. Love this project! I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll follow back. Looking forward to joining your weekend party!

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  2. Cute and easy! Great way to customize things for each member of your family!

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  3. Eh, even if it doesn't really need a step-by-step tutorial, it's still nice to see exactly the way that you do it! Then there's absolutely no questions! Haha very cute idea. :)

    Chloe
    http://rainbowsandhoneysuckle.blogspot.com/

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  4. These are super cute and not tacky like pizza hut magnets (guilty) haha! Thanks for sharing! www.kraftinmommy.blogspot.com

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  5. LOVE THEM!! The paper you picked is awesome!

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  6. Wow these are super cute and actually a DIY activity that I could pull off...which is saying a lot for the easiness factor!

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