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.Published August 16, 2012. Last updated August 20, 2012.