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How to Make Personalized Magnets in Minutes

Learn how to make these easy personalized magnets using washi tape, glass marbles, and spray adhesive. These are a great handmade gift idea!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before you can make these DIY magnets. They’re easy enough for kids to try as well.

Learn how to make these easy personalized magnets using washi tape, flat glass marbles, and spray adhesive. You can make a ton of these for gifts or for your own fridge using a few simple supplies!

I’ve made a lot of handmade gifts over the years, but there’s one that is always the most popular: personalized magnets! It’s really funny, actually.

The more elaborate I make a project doesn’t always guarantee the recipient is going to love it – but somehow these DIY magnets always put a smile on their face!

Let me tell you the best part of these personalized magnets: they are REALLY easy and inexpensive to make. You’ll just need a few supplies, including Gorilla Spray Adhesive.

This spray is nice because it’s multi-purpose and very simple to apply. It forms a clear, moisture resistant bond that is perfect for crafts like this one! Learn how to make the personalized magnets below.

How to Make Personalized Magnets

Gather These Supplies

  • Gorilla Spray Adhesive
  • Flat glass marbles – mine are from the dollar store
  • Washi tape – patterns of your choice
  • Scrapbook paper – white, a few sheets
  • Magnets
Learn how to make these easy personalized magnets using washi tape, flat glass marbles, and spray adhesive. You can make a ton of these for gifts or for your own fridge using a few simple supplies!

You’re going to use some patterns of your favorite washi tape in this project! I picked two patterns that went together including these cute sock monkeys. Tip: you can also use photos too. The Gorilla Glue spray adhesive is photo safe.

Learn how to make these easy personalized magnets using washi tape, flat glass marbles, and spray adhesive. You can make a ton of these for gifts or for your own fridge using a few simple supplies!

Place a long strip of the washi tape down one side of your scrapbook paper.

Learn how to make these easy personalized magnets using washi tape, flat glass marbles, and spray adhesive. You can make a ton of these for gifts or for your own fridge using a few simple supplies!

Place a complementary pattern of washi tape down either side of the center piece of washi tape. You just need the tape to be wide enough to completely cover the back of the glass marble.

Learn how to make these easy personalized magnets using washi tape, flat glass marbles, and spray adhesive. You can make a ton of these for gifts or for your own fridge using a few simple supplies!

Spray the Gorilla Glue Adhesive Spray on your washi tape. It’s nice because the spray goes on evenly, and is pretty controlled compared to other sprays.

Place the flat backed marbles down on the washi tape and press down. You have a few moments to adjust (the Gorilla Glue is repositionable) Let dry.

Learn how to make these easy personalized magnets using washi tape, flat glass marbles, and spray adhesive. You can make a ton of these for gifts or for your own fridge using a few simple supplies!

Then cut between the marbles to separate them.

Learn how to make these easy personalized magnets using washi tape, flat glass marbles, and spray adhesive. You can make a ton of these for gifts or for your own fridge using a few simple supplies!

Cut the marbles out using your scissors, and then place the magnets on the back with the spray adhesive. Let set for 24 hours before gifting or placing on your own fridge.

Learn how to make these easy personalized magnets using washi tape, flat glass marbles, and spray adhesive. You can make a ton of these for gifts or for your own fridge using a few simple supplies!

What do you think of my DIY magnets? What pattern of washi tape or photos would you use? Let me know in the comments!

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maria

Wednesday 17th of January 2018

could we do pins instead of magnets?

Amy

Wednesday 17th of January 2018

Hi Maria! Absolutely - you can do anything you like. I'd just glue thumbtacks to the back for pins!

Angela

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Oh ok thanks for your quick reply. I found several patterns on amazon but not the monkeys

Amy

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

I'd try Etsy - I'm sure one of the sellers would be willing to ship to you! I saw some patterns for sock monkeys on there :D

Angela

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

I just discovered your blog.

And I come across this great DIY idea.

I'm going to guard him for this weekend and do it with my kids.

Great thanks a lot.

I live in Europe, I would like to know where I can find his patterns ?

Amy

Tuesday 16th of January 2018

Hi Angela! I just got my washi tape at the craft store. I'm not sure if they would have sock monkeys anymore; I would just pick a fun pattern that you like! Thank you!

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