Making Magnets

I have a friend who loves sugar skulls, so when I saw these buttons I knew she had to have them. But would she have a use for them? Or would she horde them for a special occasion, as I would do? I like giving functional gifts so I decided to turn them into magnets.

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I started with the buttons, some pliers, glue, and magnets.

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These are my favorite magnets to craft with because they are strong and polished and they don’t leave a residue. I’ve found that the black ones you find at most crafts stores can leave marks if they stay in one spot for too long- no thanks! They’re more expensive but totally worth it.

I started by cutting the button holes off the back.

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They were a little bumpy and I probably could have sanded them down smooth if I wanted to but I knew they would come out pretty flat with some glue underneath them.

I added a dollop of glue:

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And places the magnet over it:

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Uhm, SO EASY! I separated them to dry, giving them each their own corner of the paper to sit on. I’ve had too many instances where they were too close and snapped together, which is kind of messy and annoying. I let them dry over night before testing them on my own fridge :)

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A super easy and fun project for almost anyone! Happy crafting :)

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