More Magnets Made From Giant Buttons, Puzzle Pieces, and Birch Discs

After my penny rug magnets, I’m on a magnet kick! I can’t stop gluing magnets to things! Here are some of the pieces I’ve been using to make new magnets. I found these awesome giant wooden buttons at Michael’s for $1 per package. πŸ™‚

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This bag of birch discs set me back only a few bucks at Michael’s.

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I love to pick up vintage wooden puzzles from the thrift store to make magnets out of. They come in all kinds of fun designs and shapes.

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First I decided to stamp the birch discs. For small objects like these, I like to lay the stamp down on it’s back and then press down the wooden piece right where I want it. That way I can see the design on the stamp and can line it up better.

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Next, glue on the magnets. Hot glue does not work well for this project; the bond is weak and the magnets pop right off. I use tacky craft glue for a strong hold.

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Here are the finished birch disc magnets. I love ’em!

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Here are the buttons…

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And the retro puzzle pieces.

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Lastly, I had a few miscellaneous pieces that I decided to make into magnets too. Some rusty stars that I added some twine bows to, and some rustic white shapes that I stamped.

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For some reason, magnets always sell really well. I plan on displaying them on some enamelware pots and pans up on the wall at my co-op. I will price them all between $1-$2. They also make great stocking stuffers come holiday time! What kinds of crafty supplies do you have lying around that you can turn into magnets?!?! πŸ˜€

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jessica
    Aug 30, 2015 @ 18:00:31

    Oh I love the birch discs!! Hope I can find some. πŸ™‚ I have some wood Americana stars that I got on clearance years ago. I’ve never figured out what to do with them, but now you’ve given me an idea to turn them into magnets! Thanks!

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    • Eyeballs By Day, Crafts By Night
      Aug 30, 2015 @ 18:09:58

      Thanks Jessica! I love the birch discs too! I’m sure if you don’t have a Michael’s near by, you can find them online. The magnet idea is great for any small pieces you have laying around…just like your stars!!! Thanks for taking the time to comment and good luck with the project! πŸ™‚

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  2. Joe-Eye
    Aug 30, 2015 @ 20:10:57

    Nice!

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  3. Booth555
    Aug 30, 2015 @ 20:35:55

    The old puzzle pieces is a great idea! Love the stamped wood and buttons too. I’m also making more magnets this week. I just made those mason jar magnets from the wooden tags. And yes, same here, they do sell good for some reason. I guess because it’s a cheap, pick up item. And I know I look for those kind when I’m out too.lol.
    Happy Crafting!
    ~Lisa

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  4. Chris
    Aug 31, 2015 @ 10:17:46

    Great Ideas, where do you buy the magnets?

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  6. Barbara Briggs Ward
    Sep 07, 2015 @ 18:38:33

    You are so clever! Love the idea of using old puzzle pieces!

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