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Are there ever enough magnets on the fridge? Of course not! That’s where this handy DIY Magnet, Punch Needle Edition, comes into play.
Isn’t it frustrating when you want to hang something up on your fridge, but then you look around, and all your pictures, Save the Dates, and important messages are already being used with all the magnets you have? Well, now you can tap into your awesome creativity and eliminate that flustering moment by following our simple and fun DIY magnet guide!
Punch Needling has become quite the popular new hobby and for good reason! Punch Needle can be a relaxing outlet from daily stressors, and if you want to get into Punch Needle, take a look at our Punch Needling for Beginners guide!
You can certainly do this Magnet DIY without using a Punch Needle; if something else sparks your interest, do it up! Here are some other fun ideas you can incorporate with your DIY magnet if Punch Needle isn’t up your crafting alley.
- Wine Cork
- Snapple Caps (With the fun facts on them!)
- Soda/Beer Caps
- Shrinky Dinks
- Small Painted Rock (Or not painted!)
If you’re looking for some DIY Magnet Inspo, take a look in your junk drawer or crafting box, and we think the crafty wheels will start turning.
Punch Needle DIY Magnet Ideas
If you do like the sound of mixing Punch Needle with a DIY magnet project, but you’re wondering what kind of Punch Needle patterns you could do for it, we’ve got some lovely ideas for you!
- Simple shapes (Ex: Heart, Diamond)
- Coffee Cup
- Food items (Get it, ’cause it’s a fridge magnet…)
Truthfully the DIY magnet possibilities with Punch Needle are endless! As long as your design doesn’t have too many details (Because they could get lost in such a small design), you’re golden! And with that, let’s get straight into this fantastic and fun DIY magnet project.
Supplies For DIY Magnet
This supplies list will depend on what you intend your DIY magnet to be primarily made of, AKA what the magnet is sticking to. So, we’ve listed a reliable magnet source below to kick off this DIY magnet supplies list. And below that, we’ll list the items we’re using in the DIY you’ll see further into this article.
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The supplies we’ll be using in this DIY magnet project are:
- Completed Punch Needle Project (Take a look at our example project to get started, or if you need some Punch Needle assistance, check out #1 Punch Needle Tips & Tricks for Everyone and 4 Steps: How to Thread a Punch Needle & Vital Q&As!)
- Crafting Scissors
- Felt Squares (Or desired backing)
- Hot Glue Gun (Hot Glue Sticks)
- Crafting Magnets (Or an old magnet you want to repurpose)
Now that we’ve got the necessary supplies listed and ready to go let’s put our crafting game face on and make some super cute magnets!
How Do You Make a Homemade Magnet?
Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of how you craft and create a super cute and original DIY magnet with a small completed Punch Needle project. We’ve listed 3 simple steps that will walk you through your magnet-creating process, and we hope you enjoy this fun adventure!
Steps for DIY Magnet: Punch Needle Edition
Time to break down step by step how to craft your very own homemade magnet. Each of these 3 steps includes pictures and easy-to-follow instructions that we hope you enjoy crafting along to. So, let’s get into it!
Step One: Cut Extra Monk’s Cloth Off & Cut Slits
First, we’ll be preparing your small finished Punch Needle project so it can be converted into your DIY magnet. To do this, you’ll need to remove your project from its embroidery hoop and get your crafting scissors ready.
Once your Punch Needle project is out of its hoop, you can cut off the extra Monk’s Cloth around it but leave a few-inch border. Your next step will be to cut slits into your Monk’s Cloth which will create tabs you’ll be Hot Gluing in your next step. When you’re cutting your slits, you want to cut close to where your project starts, but you want to be careful not to cut your yarn.
Step Two: Hot Glue Monk’s Cloth Slits & Felt Fabric Backing
Onto Step 2 in your DIY magnet crafting adventure is to power up that Hot Glue gun and start gluing and securing the Monk’s Cloth tabs to the back of your small Punch Needle project, like in the picture below. You can snip off any fraying of Monk’s Cloth that you may see poking out, but be careful not to cut into your project.
Once all your Monk’s Cloth tabs are securely glued down, you can bring out your chosen Felt or desired backing and begin gluing. We found it easier to glue the middle of the back of your Punch Needle project first, press it down, and then continue to glue down the spots around it and the edges. This is a vital step for your DIY magnet, so it’s a good idea to take your time with this step.
Step Three: Cut Extra Felt Off & Hot Glue Magnet to Back
And finally, our last step and where we get to finally call our project a magnet! DIY magnet, here we come! Once your hot glue has dried, you can get your crafting Scissors back out and cut off the extra Felt/backing just as you did with your extra Monk’s Cloth. Only with this step you can get close to your project as long as it doesn’t tamper with the dried glue.
Next up is the last step until your homerun DIY magnet; gluing the crafting magnet onto the back of your Punch Needle project! Simply remove any covering that the crafting magnet may have, hot glue the back of the magnet, and then firmly press it down onto the back of your Punch Needle project.
Batta bing bada boom, you’ve got your very own DIY magnet ready for your fridge! This is an amazing project to do with the kiddos or as Christmas and Birthday presents for loved ones.
Looking for more Punch Needle fun? Take a look at our easy and awesome Punch Needle Car Cup Holder Coaster – 6 Steps!