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Homemade Refrigerator Magnets

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There are many fun ways to make creative magnets. This guide is about homemade decorative magnets.
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By 4 found this helpful
April 24, 2015

I save the tins with cute, vintage looking graphics after cleaning out my cupboards to make desk sets and/or refridgerator magnets! They would make a cute gift too.

Supplies:

  • old spice or baking tins
  • magnetic tape
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Directions:

  • Just add tape to the back of old spice tins from your cupboards for a cute vintage desk set or pencil/stamp container on your fridge.
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    August 29, 20151 found this helpful

    You can find double sided tape and peel and stick magnetic tape at the fabric or craft store.

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    By 2 found this helpful
    April 25, 2017

    I went to the Dollar General and decided to paint a little butterfly. It comes in a kit with acrylic paints and a brush and the butterfly with a magnet on the back. If I would have bought each of the items alone, it would have cost more than the dollar it cost me to buy the kit. The brush and the paint impressed me with their quality.

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    When I finished it I hung it on the refrigerator. I am thinking of spraying it with some sort of finish later, and using it as a decoration in my outside garden. I am not sure at the point. I love how it turned out and it is mostly in my favorite spring color of yellow:)

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    January 27, 20171 found this helpful

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    Give your fridge color with some cute magnets and let Uncle Sam bring in the 4th of July. With a few scrap supplies and glue or thread, you can whip these up in no time.

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    By 8 found this helpful
    May 26, 2009

    A good use for those business cards that are attached to magnets. You can cut a photo to size and glue to magnet and place on your refrigerator.

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    This is what you really wish you could put on your office door.

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    January 26, 20170 found this helpful

    Seasonal Refrigerator Magnets

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    Even the front of your fridge can reflect the changing seasons and current holidays, when decorated with homemade magnets. This is a guide about making seasonal refrigerator magnets.

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    These adorable ladybugs will bring you much joy when you put them on your refrigerator. Use simple supplies to craft these beautiful insects.

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    January 19, 20170 found this helpful

    Nautical Themed Fridge Magnet

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    This cute magnet is perfect to add little nautical flair to your kitchen and makes a great gift for the boat or beach fan in your life. This is a guide about making a nautical themed fridge magnet.

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    This is a guide about making glittery glass magnets. These lovely glass magnets will add some sparkle to your fridge or magnet board.

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    By 4 found this helpful
    July 23, 2012

    For the prettiest magnets use vintage earrings or brooches. I cut off the pin back on the brooches and the clip-on part of the earrings. Attach a small magnet with E-6000. I first noticed this idea at a craft show. They were selling for $5.00 and up to $10.00 each.

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    April 23, 2013

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    Following the instructions in the booklet, I made the letters that spelled out each of my childrens' names. I glued googly eyes tiny pom pom noses onto each of them. Then I attached a magnet to the back of each one.

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    I buy packages of metal fridge magnet frames at the euro shop and decoupage them. I cut out matching pictures from magazines to put into the frames to make them fancier. These make wonderful little gifts. I have also sold these at Xmas and Easter bazaars.

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    December 21, 2005

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    I found this at Spenser's Alley, a wonderful craft "mini mall" here in Salem, OR where I live.

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    A quick and easy craft, great for school stalls:

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    June 29, 2011

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    September 22, 2008

    I find old unused broaches, take the back clip off and add a magnet to the back. I use them on the refrigerator to hold notes and stuff.

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    November 23, 20041 found this helpful

    I was doing a good cleaning on my refrigerator door and noticed most of my fridge magnets were advertisements. So, I went to my folder where I store pretty pictures, got out my glue stick, cut down a picture to slightly larger then magnet, and glued on a picture.

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    July 8, 20041 found this helpful

    If you need more frig magnets to hang the kids' pictures and stuff, here is a cheap and easy way to make them. Buy a cheap bag of the wooden clip style clothes pins and the magnet strips you buy at the craft store. Have the kids use markers and color them.

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    By 0 found this helpful
    December 4, 2011

    I'm making magnets to hold a child's drawings, homework, etc. I would like to personalize each one with their name with a whimsical form of writing. Any ideas, tips, etc.?

    By Karen

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    December 7, 20110 found this helpful

    You could use a word art program and print them on card-stock then cut them in small circles. Then I get these glass disc that are round on one side and flat on the other. Paint the flat side of the glass with modge podge then lightly paint the cut card-stock press to the bottom of the glass let dry for 24 hours then hot glue magnet to the back.

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    May 26, 20090 found this helpful

    All those business card and advertising magnets you get from realtors, pizza restaurants, etc, don't throw them away; just glue your precious photos or artwork on them and make cute fridge magnets. Great way to recycle, I just received an American Express credit card magnet today and a pizza restaurant last week. Saves me $ and helps the Earth!

    By Tracey from Thomasville, GA

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    Recycling Magnets for Photos

    I use the business magnets for the backing of kids stickers to make refrigerator magnets out of them. After pasting them on the magnet and cutting them out, I seal them with modge podge. I also use the animal pics from my vet catalogs. We're great animal lovers. (01/31/2008)

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    Recycling Magnets for Photos

    Great recycling tip. Love it.
    (02/01/2008)

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