Festive Magnets

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts

We get into the fridge a lot. If you do too, you might enjoy some patriotic/ festive magnets this 4th of July!

make your own magnets


  • clear glass rocks (round on top, flat on bottom)
  • 3/4″ disc magnets
  • pretty paper
  • glue gun
  • craft glue

1. Put a large dollop of craft glue on the flat side of the glass rock. Place the rock glue side down on some pretty paper and rub in a circle to spread the glue out so there’s only a thin layer between the rock and the paper. You don’t want the glue to be too thick.

2. Let dry for several hours.

3. Cut the excess paper off so you can’t see any paper sticking out from the front side.

4. Using a hot glue gun, glue the magnet to the back of the rock.

5. Let dry several hours before using.

My 2 year old helped me with this little project, so you can definitely include your children. I put the glue on and let him stick it to the page – he loved it!

I love seeing my pretty magnets every time I open the fridge! Happy 4th!

{photo taken with a Canon Rebel XSi}

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Annette W July 1, 2009 at 7:22 am

Very easy, and a great craft. Thank you!

2 Baba July 1, 2009 at 11:44 am

I haven’t made any of these yet, but I plan to make some to co-ordinate with my new kitchen at The Stone House project. Thanks.

3 linda geertsen July 1, 2009 at 2:43 pm

From looking at the photo, I thought these magnets were for the purchasing. I think it is great I can make the magnets myself. They look great! Yes, the project seems simple enough for me.

4 Heidi July 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm

I love this as an idea, I just wish that stainless steel refrigerators were magnetic!

5 Jennifer Hamitlon July 3, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Very cute idea!!

6 Lindsey July 6, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I actually just had my young women make these as a mutual activity to give to our secret sisters at girls camp…they were super easy to make and the girls loved them!

7 Katie H. July 13, 2009 at 11:54 pm

So easy and so cute! My sister-in-law made some and added letters between the rock and the paper. Her kids use them to spell out messages on the fridge.

8 The Persimmon Perch September 10, 2009 at 7:56 am

I love your magnet idea. I am featuring your project today at The Persimmon Perch. Hopefully people will come to your site and check them out!

9 Julianna October 23, 2010 at 1:15 pm

I wish I had the time to work on such a fun project!! So cool!!!! Thanks for showing me a great project.

10 Steve on Magnetic Refrigerators December 31, 2010 at 9:42 am

Heidi, good point about a limitation of a stainless steel fridge, that had never occurred to me before!

I guess you could still use one of these gorgeous magnets by using a piece of double sized tape? It probably wouldn’t hold forever, but might work for the duration of the festive season.

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