Nap Time Crafts: DIY Magnets 3 Ways

Today’s Nap Time Craft is so quick, it can be done while the kettle is on.

For this craft you will need:

  • An assortment of buttons/flat-backed tins/photo paper (depending on which type of magnet you choose)
  • Self-adhesive magnet sheet
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife

button magnet tutorial

Cut the magnetic sheet to fit the back of the button. You need to use buttons that have a flat back and not the shanked variety.

Peel off the back of the magnetic sheet, and stick it onto the back of the button.

Button magnets tutorial

Finally stick your new magnet onto the fridge… and you’re done before the kettle boils.

DIY button magnets

These magnetic strips stick to most flat surfaces so the magnet possibilties are endless. I especially like the mustard tin magnet as it doubles as a pen pot.

turn tins into magnets

Being a lover of instant film I wanted to create a magnetic Polaroid frame. For this I used the magnetic sheet and stuck a small sheet of photo paper onto it on the adhesive side. Using a craft knife I cut the magnet to the dimensions of a polaroid below.

dimensions of a polaroid

polaroid magnet tutorial

~ Laura xx~