It occurs to me that I love magnets and I have a lot of them. Particularly on my magnet calendar. And they’re so easy to make. So if you’ve never done it, don’t be afraid. It’s easy.
I use my Cricut to cut the basic magnet shape out, but you can trace basic shapes onto the back of the magnetic canvas and cut with scissors.
I just got a deep cut blade, which you set to 6 and do multi cut (4). But I used my regular blade for a really long time. I used the same setting (blade depth 6 and multi cut -4). The regular blade doesn’t cut all the way through but scores it enough to where you can easily finish the job with scissors, a razor blade, or even tear away the excess magnet.
Embellishing is always the best part. Sometimes I use my own handwriting but most often I use letter stickers (this is a great way to use up odds and ends) or use die-cut letters or numbers.
If you do have a Cricut, the Designer’s Calendar has some great event phrases and words like the “bookclub” and “doc visit” up there.
Customized magnets would be so great for a magnetic chore chart as well – you could make magnets with your children’s names, days of the week, and all their chores to move around and track their progress.