diy-magnets

Fabric magnets are a super easy way to add a little flair to your fridge and use up some of that scrap fabric you love that’s too small to make something, but you just can’t let it go!

The easiest and best way to make your fabric magnets is to purchase a Dritz Craft Cover Button Kit that’s available at Jo-Ann’s Fabric & Craft Stores, Wal-Mart and Michaels (and online, as well!). I used size 36, which created one inch buttons. You can use any size you want, just make sure you can find magnets to fit! Also keep in mind: half of the backs that come in the package have shanks on them. You want to use the plain backs only, so purchase your kits accordingly!

 

SUPPLIES:

  • Dritz Craft Cover Button Kit
  • Magnets (that fit the size of your button kit)
  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Strong-holding glue

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Using your plastic ring that comes in your kit, outline circles with your pencil onto the wrong side of your fabric and cut out.
  2. With the wrong side of your circular fabric facing up, place it over the button mold.
  3. Place a plain back over the fabric and use your blue pusher tool to press it into place. You should feel a little click!
  4. Once your plain back is locked into place, pop your soon-to-be magnet out of the mold.
  5. Add a small amount of glue to the plain backing and place your fitted magnet onto it.
  6. Time to let your magnets dry! I was getting antsy and found a cool way to get the magnets to stick best was to lay my magnets fabric-side down onto a metal surface, like a filing cabinet or table, and let the magnetic pull lock the magnet onto my backing (Or you could just be patient and lay them on something else).
  7. Once dry, decorate your fridge with your little creations!