Homemade Christmas Crafts – Magnets

December 5, 2008 · Print This Article

These homemade Christmas craft magnets make an ideal gift for a teacher, friend, neighbor or grandma.   I love Christmas craft projects that are so easy, the kids can become involved.  Well this is one of those easy Christmas crafts.

These are the supplies you will need.  1.  Canning Jar lids.  You can purchase new ones… but I used some old lids I had hanging around in my kitchen drawers and in the basement.  2.  Spray paint… black or white.  3.  Matt acrylic spray to seal you designs.  4.  Magnets. You can purchase them at a craft store.  5. Tacky glue.  I like this better than a glue gun.6.  Avery ink jet sticker paper… or photo paper.  7.  Designs.  I’m offer you free designs… or you can use wrapping paper, old Christmas cards… or your own artwork.

Lay out lids on newspaper and spray with your paint.  I used black.  Spray a light covering… and let them dry.  Keep spraying them lightly and then let them dry.  When the lids are completely coated, allow them to dry.

Put the painted lids on a tray…I used a cookie sheet.  Allow them to dry for a few hours.  There is a difference between dry time and cure time.  Dry is … dry to the touch.  Cure is… the paint is room temp. and does not feel cold.

Use my designs…  or… cut your own out of wrapping paper, old Christmas cards or your own art work.

Seal your designs with a matte acrylic spray so it will protect the paper surface.

Cut the design circles out.  If you cut your circles out of your own paper… cut 2″ circles for the small lids and 2 5/8″ circles for the large lids.

If you have printed your designs on Avery Sticker paper, remove the backing.  If you have printed your designs on photo paper, apply glue to the back of the design.

Place the design in the middle of the lid.

Turn the lid over.  Apply glue to the magnet.  I like tacky glue over glue from a gun.  Apply the magnet to the back of the lid.

Place the magnets on your fridge and wait for the glue to dry.

I’m offering you four choices of magnet designs.

Simply fill in your information below and you will receive your download links immediately.  In the future,  I’ll be sending you all kinds of ideas and fun printables.  You’ll never have to give me your information again.

If you need more insight on how to do the craft project… check out the video.

Gather your kids about and have a good time making these Christmas magnets for your family and friends.


Till Later

Insightful Nana

P.S.  Add these homemade Christmas gifts to your other packages… a nice personal addition.
P.S.S. Watch for great gift tags here at Insightful Nana… soon. I will e-mail you when they are ready!


6 Responses to “Homemade Christmas Crafts – Magnets”

  1. Joan JNo Gravatar on December 6th, 2008 4:32 pm

    I love this craft — so easy, and yet so thoughtful and unique. I linked to it on my blog. I’ve really enjoyed spending some time on your blog. I’m sure I’ll be back!

  2. Kristianne25No Gravatar on October 17th, 2009 3:40 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing your time and talent! I love this idea and everything on your blog:)Godbless..kristianne25

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  4. SteffanyNo Gravatar on December 4th, 2009 3:15 pm

    Very nice, thanks for taking the time to share.

  5. LindsayNo Gravatar on December 6th, 2009 12:50 pm

    How cute, I added this tutorial to my blog if that is ok.

  6. KathrynNo Gravatar on December 8th, 2009 5:17 pm

    Love to have you put the the Christmas Magnets on your site. Please feel free to share!

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