Creating DIY Button Magnets

Adding a personal touch to your refrigerator or magnetic board can be both easy and fun with DIY button magnets. Whether you’re looking to display your own artwork, photographs, or just want to add some color to your kitchen, making your own button magnets is a great way to express your creativity. This guide will take you through the steps needed to create these charming little accents in about five minutes.

Materials Needed

  • Metal button covers (with the loop removed) or flat buttons
  • Magnet discs small enough to fit on the back of your buttons
  • Glue (a strong adhesive like E6000 works well)
  • Decorative elements (fabric, paper cutouts, stickers, etc.)
  • Clear glue or a sealant (optional, for sealing paper or fabric)
  • Scissors (if cutting out designs)

Step 1: Choose Your Design

Begin by deciding what you’d like to display on your button magnets. Fabric, photographs, and even hand-drawn designs work well. If you’re using paper or fabric, you’ll want to cut it down to size so it fits neatly on the button.

Step 2: Prepare the Buttons

Take your button covers or flat buttons and ensure they’re clean and dry. If using button covers, you may need to remove the loop on the back with pliers. This step isn’t necessary for flat buttons.

Step 3: Adhere Your Design

Apply a thin layer of glue to the surface of the button, then place your design material on top. Make sure it’s centered and smooth out any air bubbles. If you’re using paper or fabric, you might want to apply a clear sealant over the top to protect it, though this is optional.

Step 4: Attach the Magnet

Once your design is in place and any sealant has dried, flip the button over and apply a small dab of glue to the back. Press the magnet firmly onto the glue, ensuring it’s centered. Allow the glue to dry according to the manufacturer’s recommendations, typically a few hours.

Voilà! Your Button Magnet is Ready

Congratulations! You now have a unique and personalized button magnet ready to adorn your fridge or magnetic board. Repeat the process to create a whole set of magnets, perfect for gifts or just to brighten up your own space.






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