Creative Uses for Craft Magnets to Inspire Your Project List
By Shalea Hardison
March is National Craft Month, so what better time to look at some great crafting projects using magnets? Crafters by nature are creative people who do amazing things with a range of media – magnets included. Here’s a roundup of some of the most interesting projects we’ve seen using craft magnets. From Pinterest to Etsy to your favorite DIY blog, there’s a range of projects incorporating craft magnets that just may inspire you to get your craft on!
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This may be the most unique use of a craft magnet we’ve seen out there. Create small terrariums using succulents, tiny rocks, and a small container. Just attach a small magnet to the back to hold this tiny terrarium on your fridge. Or maybe that filing cabinet in your office needs some life? For an even smaller space, hollow out a wine cork and add the air plant. Affix the magnet to the back of the cork for instant greenery. In both cases, ceramic craft magnets can easily be attached with glue or use neodymium with adhesive for a stronger hold.
Magnetic Poster Frame Rails
Is there an aspiring young artist in your life producing new masterpieces faster than you can clear space on the fridge? Easy-to-make magnetic poster frame rails provide an easy way to hang posters and art in the home or office without tape or tacks.
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The supply list includes thin wood, magnets, glue, and string or ribbon. It’s a project easily customizable for décor and scale of room; making the project as complex or simple as desired.
For the readers in your life, this magnetic bookmark stays put and is easy to make! Use your favorite card stock cut and scored to length desired so it folds in half. Embellish with washi tape, card stock, paper flowers or other favorite items.
These types of bookmarks lend themselves perfectly to magnetic tape or flexible magnetic squares or strips Simply apply the craft magnet to the inside of the bookmark and let the magnet grip the book pages. If you are looking for a kid-friendly craft, with a little preparation, this one is perfect.
Check out this quick tutorial for more.
DIYers and Etsy enthusiasts may have noticed a fun trend toward interchangeable pendants and charms. These can be made of nearly anything (bottle caps, resin, buttons, small stones) – as long as they are backed with a small magnet that secures them to the necklace or bracelet. We recommend using small, neodymium magnets to ensure the pendant stays securely attached to the base.
Display photos, store small frequently used items or showcase your favorite craft magnet project with beautiful and functional magnetic frames. These frames are easily made with a few simple items found in craft and hardware stores. Simply insert a piece of metal into a pre-made frame, replace the back and hang. If desired, the metal can be covered with craft paper or fabric to achieve a look suitable to your décor.
Once your frame is ready you’ll need some magnets to make it functional. Small, but powerful, neodymium magnets are a great choice for holding pictures and notes – and they look sleek and clean. Neodymium discs with adhesive are a great choice for making your own posting magnets.
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