Easy craft: How to make your own magnets

Father's Day magnets

Make your own magnets

If you’re looking for a simple craft for you or the kids, make your own magnets.  It  fun and easy!


Modge Podge supplies

Wooden shapes for the base

Paint & paint brush
Modge Podge for paper
Scraps of pretty paper & cut outs of your choice
Modge Podge Podgeable Shapes
Magnet Backs


1. Paint the front and sides of the wooden shapes in your choice of colors

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2. Trace and cut pretty backing papers to the size of the Modge Podge Podgeable Shapes

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3. Brush Modge Podge paper onto the front of the cut out pretty backing paper
4. Place the Modge Podge Podgeable Shape carefully on top of the cut out pretty backing paper

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5. Place the smaller contrasting cut outs onto the front of the Modge Podge Podgeable shapes.
6. Brush on a layer of Modge Podge paper and let it dry.
7. Using Modge Podge glue the Modge Podge Shapeable onto the front of the dry, painted wooden shape.
8. Let it dry.
9. Apply the magnet to the back of the shape.

That’s all there is to it. This is a very easy to way make our own magnets.  I made these for Father’s Day but you can choose any type of paper and cut outs and make these for any holiday or just for fun.

How to make your own magnets for Father's Day

About Ellen Christian

Ellen is a busy mom of an 18-year-old son and 23-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn't have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you'd like to work together, email info@confessionsofanover-workedmom.com to chat.


  1. my kids would have a blast with this. They have so much artwork to hang up we are always running out of magnets!

  2. cathie filian says:

    How cute! I love what you made.

  3. These are adorable!!

  4. shelly peterson says:

    hoo fun, looking for ideas to keep my son busy during the summer and then you can give these away as gifts

  5. Barbara Mayes says:

    Fun and easy to do with children! Must try!

  6. This is really cool! Thanks for sharing with us! Your great!

  7. anne hill says:

    love this idea – really want to learn how to use Modge Podge 

  8. Mary Dailey says:

    These are so cute and look like something children would even enjoy doing.

  9. Irene Menge says:

    This is a great idea! Something I can do out on the patio with my grandkids and it won’t be too messy. I suppose it wouldn’t be too difficult to attach small seashells to the wooden shapes. The kids love to gather seashells when we go to the beach.


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