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Re-purposed Jewelry and Collage Magnets

Updated on October 26, 2020
Beautiful pin transformed into refrigerator magnet.
Beautiful pin transformed into refrigerator magnet.
Hot glue round magnets to back of pins.
Hot glue round magnets to back of pins.

Do you have a stash of old jewelry you can't part with and want to use somehow? Try making some of it into magnets for display for all to see and enjoy. I used to wear the pins pictured here, but no longer do and wanted to keep them.

Making a costume jewelry magnet:

  1. Use pliers to remove the pin back.
  2. Rinse and dry the jewelry thoroughly.
  3. Apply a small amount of hot glue to the back of the piece.
  4. Attach magnet pressing into glue.
  5. Let dry at least fifteen minutes before sticking to anything.

A bit of sparkle for the holidays.
A bit of sparkle for the holidays.
American Celebration
American Celebration

Making July 4th Magnets

The first thing I did was look through magazines, scrap booking papers and stickers related to the July 4th holiday. I then located different sized magnets I knew I wanted to create something new with.

Next I cut any papers to fit within the magnet and glued them on using a glue stick. I applied decorative stickers on last.

Happy 4th for July!
Happy 4th for July!
Watermelon Picnic
Watermelon Picnic
Bee & Ant Picnic
Bee & Ant Picnic

Ice Cream Cone Magnets

To make these ice cream cone magnets I simply cut pictures of ice cream cones out of a magazine. I then used a glue stick to adhere the pictures to a large thin magnet. Once the pictures were dry on the magnet I just cut the cone shape out.

Ice Cream Cone Magnet
Ice Cream Cone Magnet
Applique Sequin Watermelon Slice Magnet
Applique Sequin Watermelon Slice Magnet
Floral center piece, turkey and pumpkin pie.
Floral center piece, turkey and pumpkin pie.

Thanksgiving Sticker Magnets

I had fun making these magnets using stickers and old magazines. The standard 2x3 magnets worked just fine for this little project. Magnets that were mailed to me from various retailers were used to make these one-of-a-kind magnets.

Making a Thanksgiving Magnet:

  1. Cut out pictures from a magazine for the background.
  2. Attach pictures using a glue stick and smooth down.
  3. Next start adding stickers to make a little scene. Have FUN!

Basic magnet transformed into turkey dinner.
Basic magnet transformed into turkey dinner.

Christmas Collage Magnet

It's easy to make a theme magnet using just a few colors or even one. Magazines are full of colorful choices and ideas. I decided to go with red, white and green to make this holiday magnet. There is no right or wrong way to make a collage magnet. Be creative and enjoy the process of making something new.

*Making a Cheerful Christmas Magnet *

  1. Cut out at least ten or more pictures for a larger magnet.
  2. Use a glue stick to attach all you pictures and smooth down.
  3. Trim the edges of the magnet if necessary. Enjoy!

© 2011 Laura Ross


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