DIY Color Blocked Glitter Magnets

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!As much as I love glitter, I am not so big on the mess that happens when the crafting is done. I mean, there’s a reason it’s been called the herpes of craft supplies, right? However, I have found the perfect solution for working with glitter, and it doesn’t involve decoupage. If you we’re a fan of these diy glitter bracelets, then you will love today’s project: diy color blocked glitter magnets! Here’s how:

Time: 25 minutes + overnight dry
Materialscasting epoxyglittersilicon tray, plastic cups/stir stick, magnets, E-6000
Cost: ~$25-$30

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial! Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!I am OBSESSED with casting epoxy at the moment. You can make some seriously awesome things with it. If you aren’t into glitter, but want to give this material a try, check out these dried flower coasters.

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!The resin can get a tad messy if you aren’t careful. Wear gloves and cover your surface just to be safe.

Mix your resin according to the instructions in your package. Pour clear resin in separate plastic cups (one cup per color) and then add about a quarter size amount glitter. It’s okay to add more as you mix until you get your desired look. I recommend making 3-5 colors at once to play with variety of combinations when color blocking, but it’s totally up to you.

To get the color blocked look, you’ll want to pour a bit of one color in slowly at one point. Before it coats the bottom of the letter, add your secod color. If you pour directly over the first color, the glitter tends to blend together. For the second color, make sure you start pouring from a different point.

Let dry overnight, pop out of mold, and glue a magnet on the back!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!These are such a fun way to add some personality to your fridge, don’t you think?!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!

Learn how to make your own color blocked glitter magnets with this easy tutorial. Only takes 25 minutes + there's no mess!

 

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10 Must-Try Magnet DIYS

10 Must-Try Magnet DIYSChances are that if you craft, you’ve made magnets at some point in your life. The formula seems to be simple; all you need is something cute, some glue and a magnet and bam, you can now cover your fridge with takeout menus and photos. It’s incredibly simple and yet so satisfying!

Could they be the next coaster diy? Who knows! All I know is that here are ten magnet diy tutorials you’ll absolutely want to make while we wait for the internet to answer that question:

10 Must-Try Magnet DIYS1. Heart Magnets by Mer Mag

DIY Plaster Lip Magnets (click through for full tutorial!)2. Plaster Lip Magnets by The Crafted Life

10 Must-Try Magnet DIYS3. Paint Dipped Alphabet Magnets by Sarah Hearts

10 Must-Try Magnet DIYS4. Tin Magnets via Martha Stewart

10 Must-Try Magnet DIYS5. Letter Magnets by Dream Green DIY Continue reading…

DIY Plaster Lip Magnets

DIY Plaster Lip Magnets (click through for full tutorial!)Part of me did this project because we needed new magnets for our fridge. The other part of me did this project because it was an excuse to make plaster lips. What can I say, when I see an opportunity, I take it. Regardless of why you want to recreate this project (and I hope you do!), here’s how:

Time: 1.5 hours (includes plaster dry time)
Materials: silicon mold, plaster, paint, E-6000 glue, magnets, sandpaper

DIY Plaster Lip MagnetsFull disclosure on the materials for this project. The tray I used was part silicon and part plastic. Because it wasn’t flexible all the way through, I had to essentially ruin the tray to get the plaster out. Make sure your tray is completely made of silicon if you want to reuse it. Also, I decided to switch from acrylic to spray paint when it came time to paint the lips, because hey, it saved a ton of time.

DIY Plaster Lip Magnets (click through for full tutorial!)Mix your plaster according the the directions. You won’t need to use the entire box if you’re only making one tray. Let plaster harden in the tray for about 45 minutes and remove. Sand out any bumps or scraps that may have occurred when the plaster was hardening.

Paint and let dry. When completely dry, you can glue the magnets on the back. The ones I linked to above are super strong, so be sure to keep magnets away from one another while drying, otherwise they will move because of the pull.

When everything is good and dry, those lips are ready to be used on your fridge! Mwah!

DIY Plaster Lip Magnets (click through for full tutorial!)

DIY Plaster Lip Magnets (click through for full tutorial!)

DIY Plaster Lip Magnets (click through for full tutorial!)

Wooden Magnets

Time: 1 hour + overnight dry
Materials: wood, saw, paint, paper, mod podge, magnets, E-6000 glue

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life

After swooning over these Illustrated Birch Christmas Ornaments by Love From Ginger, I knew I’d have to scavenge for wood when home for the holidays. My fridge is looking a little bland, so instead of ornaments, I decided to make wooden magnets. Luckily, my dad is amazing and was able to lend a hand!

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life

Remove a dead branch from a tree or find a fallen, dried one (we used Oak). Slice into thin pieces, no more than half an inch in diameter.

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life

Cut out the paper design you’d like to use for your magnets. I used the cover of this calendar.

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life

Paint your wood chip. I traced a circle around my paper cut outs for safe measure.

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life

Let dry!

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life

Glue your paper cutout to the wood chip, then seal with a layer of mod podge.

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life

When the front has dried, flip over and glue a magnet to the back. Let dry for 24 hours before sticking on the fridge.

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life

DIY Wooden Magnets | The Crafted Life