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Making Button Magnets

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Finding crafts to make from buttons in your stash or an especially nice one you bought for just the right project is a common event. One quick easy craft is a magnet. This is a guide about making button magnets.


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July 1, 2015

This very big button has the perfect holes for threading through bright crochet thread and yarn for magnets.

Total Time: 20-30 Minutes

Yield: 1


  • 1 large button with 4 holes ($.50)
  • 1 darning needle ($0)
  • 5-6 yd crochet thread or yarn ($.25)
  • 1-2 magnets ($.15)
  • 1 hot glue gun ($0)
  • 1 scissors ($0)


  1. With your button facing you, thread from the back of any of the four holes, spotting the thread to the back with just a dot of glue.
  2. Make 4 threads through, either cross or vertical. Cut the tail and glue it to the back in the center.
  3. Make a new spot of glue to attach the longer thread, work to the back and wrap 8 single threads around the hole to the edges and back in again. Don't double the thread to save time, it will twist. If your thread or yarn sags, spot glue it in the back to keep it taut. Finish up and glue the back thread to the back, then cover it all with a magnet. N-JOY!!
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July 3, 20150 found this helpful

Cute. It kinda looks like a life buoy.

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July 3, 20150 found this helpful

Thanks. I thought the same thing!

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July 9, 20150 found this helpful

We love you too, Sandi! Thanks for the years of cute recycled crafts and frugal know-how.

I remember going through my mom's button tin as a girl, sorting through the different shapes and sizes. :)

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