Skip to Content

Fun & Easy Decorative Craft Magnets

Sharing is caring!

These charming DIY decorative craft magnets are an enjoyable and easy project for the whole family.

You can personalize these round magnets in so many different ways.

Create them so they are funky, glam, or elegant depending on your style! They make lovely gifts and are perfect for decorating lockers for back to school. 

lined up view

The hardest part about making these cute magnets is trying to decide which design you want to go with. The rest is easy peasy! Kids, teens, and adults will all enjoy making a set or two of these DIY craft magnets. 

Craft Magnets

If you ask virtually any adult, they will tell you that they grew up playing with magnets on their refrigerators.

Why? Because they are a blast to play with. There is a lot you can learn, and it’s way more entertaining than playing on your phone all day.

These craft magnets are even better because you can make them yourself! You can create an impressive number of magnets with very little actual hands-on time.

The part that takes the longest is making sure the glue has dried properly. Once they are dry, these little magnets can be used in all sorts of ways. 

Can Kids Make These DIY Craft Magnets?

Yes, of course, kids can make these easy craft magnets.

They should be old enough to cut small squares and circles.

You will want an adult to oversee the project, so they don’t accidentally glue their fingers together or something. 

I give you an easy to follow guide along with a printable template.

It has step-by-step instructions and photos so older kids can make them with very little supervision too. 

decorated magnets sticking to metal

Should I Use A Certain Type Of Paper For Making Magnets?

I used a thicker card stock paper that was decorated.

Using a thick paper is easier to work with and allows the glue to stick properly to the paper.

Opt for something that is bright, vibrant, and fun if you want the name to really pop. 

Super easy and adorable craft magnets are great for all occasions. #craftmagnets #DIY #DIYgifts #easy #fun

What Are These Craft Magnets Good For?

That is what I love about these DIY circle magnets; they have many uses.

Naturally, they are great for showing art projects and essential reminders, but here are a few other reasons to make these cute magnets:

  • Birthday Gifts – Make a personalized set as a birthday gift, and the person who receives them is going to ecstatic when they see them.
  • Teacher Gifts – Start the school year off right or hand them out as Christmas gifts to your kid’s teachers. Have the kids help make them, so they are extra special. 
  • Co-Workers – If you are having a holiday party, or some other type of gift exchange, these craft magnets would be perfect! They aren’t expensive to make, but yet they are super thoughtful. 
  • Housewarming Gift – Finding the right housewarming gift can be stressful sometimes. Get rid of the stress by making up a few sets of these magnets to hand out. You could spell out the word “HOME” on them or anything else you think they might enjoy. 
  • New Neighbor Gifts – Has a new family moved into your neighborhood? Why not welcome them with some magnets? This is something different than baking cookies. 
  • Hostess Gifts – Whether it’s a baby shower, bridal shower or anything else you can’t go wrong with a custom set of magnets. 

craft magnets with names on them

 

 

 

Do I Have To Add Names To The DIY Craft Magnets?

No, if you don’t want to include names, simply skip that step.

These decorative magnets look fantastic with or without a name on them.

Just pick colors and designs that stand out when choosing the paper. Go wild and crazy-making a variety of magnets. 

Be sure to check out the fun Disney Princess Paper Doll crafts as well as these Easy Fall Crafts!

supplies for craft magnet
Yield: 20

Decorative Craft Magnets

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

These amazing DIY decorative craft magnets are so much fun to make! Give the cute magnets as gifts or keep them for yourself. They are EASY & adorable.

Materials

Instructions

  1. Rough-cut pieces of colored cardstock in 2-inch squares for the background of your magnet. 2 inch cuts of paper
  2. Customize and print name template; cut out names, trimming off excess on right and left sides if you have a short name.
  3. Use glue stick on the backside of your printed name and glue it down in the center of one of your pre-cut cardstock squares. paper with name for craft magnet
  4. Apply Glass Bond on the flat side of a cabochon bead; cover the whole back with a thin layer - don’t blob it on but make sure you have enough to fill nooks and crannies of the bead putting glue on bead
  5. If it’s too thin, you’ll leave air bubbles; put glass cabochon bead on the cardstock/name piece and press down.glue on bead
  6. Let air dry for at least 12 hours! (If you’re in a hurry, you can always hot glue the cabochon to the cardstock, but it doesn’t bond as well and will peel right off if you pick at it!) placing bead on craft paper
  7. Once dry, take scissors and snip the paper outside of the bead, little by little, trimming as close to the edge of the bead as possible to remove excess cardstock.cutting paper to fit size of bead
  8. Hot glue the magnet to the backside of the bead; let cool completely. glue on back of magnetEnjoy! 
Where should I get the magnets for the craft.

I recommend that you get you magnets form Amazon. In the directions, under materials, I have linked which magnets that I suggest you get.

How many magnet crafts can I make with these materials and instructions.

You will be able to make a set of 20 magnets with the materials needed for this craft.

← Previous
Fun and Easy Dinosaur Craft for Preschool
cricut-easypress-2
Next →
Cricut EasyPress 2: Beginners Guide

Farm Fresh Upcycled Saw Home Decor Idea * Color Me Crafty

Thursday 19th of March 2020

[…] you are looking for more Home Decor Ideas for your kitchen then this Fun & Easy Decorative Craft Magnets and Reverse Canvas are a great starting […]

How to Make a Beachy Farmhouse Sign * Color Me Crafty

Thursday 19th of March 2020

[…] you are looking for more Home Decor Ideas for your kitchen then this Fun & Easy Decorative Craft Magnets and Reverse Canvas are a great starting […]

DIY Menu Board Upcycling Project * Color Me Crafty

Tuesday 17th of March 2020

[…] you are looking for more Home Decor Ideas for your kitchen then this Fun & Easy Decorative Craft Magnets and Reverse Canvas are a great starting […]

Creative DIY Halloween Wreath - Color Me Crafty

Friday 23rd of August 2019

[…] Fun And Easy Decorative Magnets Craft – This is an inexpensive craft idea that looks awesome! […]

Skip to Instructions