Easy Craft: How to Make Your Own Magnets for Father’s Day

If you’re trying to figure out how to make your own magnets, I have an easy tutorial. This is a great craft for you or the kids for Father’s Day. With some very basic supplies, you can make something that Dad will use – not like that tie he got last year. I received product for this post. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

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’s fun and easy! Let Dad display them on his file cabinet at work or display them in the kitchen so he’ll see them every day. You just need a few simple supplies.

Modge Podge supplies

Supplies

Mod Podge Rocks!: Decoupage Your WorldMod Podge Rocks!: Decoupage Your WorldMod Podge Decoupage Essentials Tool Kit -- Bundle with 19 ItemsMod Podge Decoupage Essentials Tool Kit — Bundle with 19 ItemsLeisure Arts Beginner's Guide to Mod PodgeLeisure Arts Beginner’s Guide to Mod Podge

Directions

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. Now, why not try to make Dad a shirt from a dollar bill.

How to make your own magnets for Father's Day


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Comments

  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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