How to Make Your Own Refrigerator Magnets
There are several types of refrigerator magnets that you can
make with a little effort and the right materials. Below are some
ideas for making magnets for gifts or just for fun.
1. First you need to gather the needed ingredients. The
easiest magnets to make are flat magnets that you print out on
your printer. These magnets are great for personalized favors and
gifts. You will need special magnet sheets that are designed to
be printed on, which should be available at most office supply
stores as well as online.
2. If you are artistic, then you can draw your own images and
scan them into your computer. Or you can draw them using a paint
program. If not, you can do a search for free clip art and
images, which should turn up plenty of images that you can use.
These images can be imported into a word processor.
3. Next, you can insert the desired text. To make sure the
text is readable, insert a box with solid background into the
picture. This is where you will insert your personalized
4. Finally, print out your magnets on your color printer. If
you don't have a color printer, then you local copy shop should
be able to print these out for you for a reasonable fee.
5. You can also make three-dimensional magnets by using
plaster of paris and cookie or soap molds. Fill the molds with
the wet plaster and insert a circular magnet into the wet
plaster. Cookie cutters can also be used instead of molds.
6. Once the plaster dries, the magnets can now be painted.
Other types of decorations can be used as well, like glitter.
Once the paint dries, you will have a lovely keepsake item or
gift that will last for years.
In summary, with a few cheap ingredients and a little time,
anyone can make their own refrigerator magnets. Enjoy!
Criss White is a professional web writer on baby and new
mother topics for baby and pregnancy websites. See Save
the date baby shower magnets for more magnet ideas and
Magnets - Favors for other related baby shower supplies.
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