We love magnets, the front of our fridge is crammed with them! Homemade magnets are the best because you can turn literally anything in to one by sticking a small craft magnet to it. They’re really cheap, we bought a hundred for under £4, including postage. Check out sites like ebay or your local craft store.

Here’s a nifty little idea to get you started…

You Will Need:

Small, round magnets

Glass beads, the type used to fill decorative vases etc

Pictures from photos or a magazine


Clear drying glue

  • Cut out pictures from magazines, you could use letters to make an alphabet or spell out certain words, see what you can find!
  • Draw round your glass bead and cut the picture out to the right size.
  • Put some glue on the flat side of your bead and glue the picture to it. Now put some glue on your magnet (the anti magnetic side usually has a circle indented in to it, glue this side otherwise it won’t work) and leave to dry.
  • Hey presto, mini magnets!

Here are some more great ideas we found via Pinterest to help inspire you…

Alphabet Magnets from Everyday Art

Bottletop Magnets from How About Orange

Glitter Magnets from Microwave Girl

We’ve seen lots of other cool ideas like using Scrabble tiles and other gaming counters, small plastic toys, handmade fimo creations…what did you make?