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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

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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    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.

    By Kate from Gainesvile, FL

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    June 27, 2011

    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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    Approximate Time: 1 hr.

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    Instructions:

    The bodies on all are assembled in the same way. I chose to glue a half of an emery board or Popsicle stick inside the 2 body parts to make them more firm. This is optional. I hand sewed my pieces together, but you can glue them instead. After body pieces are together, just punch holes at bottom and tie string on for legs. Thread your beads on or sew on pom poms. Punch a hole in each shoe and tie on to end of string. Refer to pictures for placement of pieces. When done, glue magnet on back.
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    TIPS:

    Uncle Sam: If using pipe cleaners, curl around pencil and sandwich ends in between body parts before sewing or gluing. For mustache, roll a small piece of stuffing and tie in center with thread. Glue on face.

    Bunny: Cut ears from felt and bend a piece of pipe cleaner into a "V" to fit inside. Sew closed and sandwich in between body parts. This will allow you to bend ears, if desired.

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    Chicken: Sandwich feathers in between body parts before sewing or gluing.

    Lamb: Pom poms are glued on.

    By Mary from Palm Coast, FL

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    April 5, 2010

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

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    By 2 found this helpful
    May 21, 2009

    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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    August 9, 2007

    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.

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    These make wonderful little gifts. I have also sold these at Xmas and Easter bazaars.

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    Christine Weber0 found this helpful
    December 21, 2005

    For the kid in all of us. Pick up a used Scrabble game at the thrift store and create a set of alphabet magnets to grace a fridge door!

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    June 28, 2015

    I got a free image on Pinterest of several shapes of thread spools.I thought it would be a cool idea to use up some old trim I found for .50 a box.

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    April 28, 2010

    This one is a shout out to the magnificent Rubik's Cube.

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    By 2 found this helpful
    January 15, 2010

    Refrigerator magnet featuring mouse on piece of cheese.

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    May 25, 2009

    This cute bumble bee magnet is sure to be all the "buzz" hanging on your refrigerator.

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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 1, 2008

    These joyfully smiling flower faced magnets are adorable in the kitchen, not to mention easy and fun for kids to create.

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    April 23, 2013

    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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    October 21, 20051 found this helpful

    A quick and easy craft, great for school stalls:

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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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    November 18, 2008

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

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    December 18, 2007

    Cute, quick and frugal gifts or decorations! The magnets are used canning jar lids and smaller ones are from frozen OJ concentrate can ends. Base coat white or brown and paint faces.

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    January 27, 20171 found this helpful

    A fun project for the kids or adults in the family is making decorative magnets. They can be used in your home or given as gifts. This is a guide about making decorative magnets.

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    January 4, 20171 found this helpful

    This is a guide about making beaded bottlecap magnets. Any small beads will work to make a set of these pretty magnets.

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    June 29, 2011

    My daughter made these little foam art magnets for her dad on Father's Day. You could use these for any season or occasion. She cut out shapes and put adhesive backed magnetic stripping on the back.

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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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