DIY Decoupage Refrigerator Magnets for Back-to-School



It is back-to-school time and soon all those beautiful papers will be coming home. These personalized magnets are perfect for letting a child show off their work!

To make these refrigerator magnets you will need a photocopy (not inkjet) of a favorite photograph sized for the wooden shapes,  wooden shapes (Michael’s Arts & Crafts has a great selection), Decoupage, medium magnet clips, strong adheasive like E600 (use in a well-ventilated area), an x-acto knife for trimming (for use by a responsible adult) and a foam brush.

Trace around the wooden shape on the photocopy with a pen and cut out. It will be slightly larger than the wooden shape, it will get trimmed later.

Paint wood with a thin coat of decoupage and place photocopy on top.   Allow to completely dry and then flip it over and trim any excess paper (the x-acto knife should be handled by a responsible adult).

Paint two coats of decoupage on top of the photocopy allowing decoupage to dry between coats.

Once decoupage is dry, glue the wood shape to the magnet handle. When glue is dry you have an adorable magnet!

These magnets would make great handmade gifts! If you are looking for more handmade gift ideas please check out The Handmade Gift Guide I created!

** Don’t forget when crafting with magnets, to always be extra careful around small children and pets because of ingestion risk. Though the magnets we use in this craft are medium-sized, we’re using it as an opportunity to remind folks.

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Cindy Hopper was fortunate to be raised in a family who appreciated the arts. This background led to a Bachelor's Degree in Art Education. With a keen eye for design and color, Cindy has continued her love of art and is now passing her creative skills on to her three children. Cindy's family and friends are the beneficiaries of her passion for fun and meaningful creative projects.

Cindy's personal blog, Skip to My Lou, has taken her love of a project to new levels. Postings keep the family busy -– from testing new recipes for holiday treats to designing and building floats for a neighborhood parade to making fabric rolls to hold crayons to creating themed parties. Cindy seems to have an unending supply of ideas for gifts, parties and rainy days.

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