DIY of the Week – Map Magnets

We’re back to start your week with a great DIY project, and the great news is that this is probably one of the easiest ones yet! Honestly, the hardest part of this will be shopping for the pieces you need. But once you have them and start, discounting the drying time, this is less than 10 minutes of your time, for some cool, personalized magnets for your home fridge or office wall!

So let’s get started.

 

What You Need:

1. Glass rocks (you can find them at most aquarium stores, floral stores, or even novelty stores)

2. A map that you can cut up

3. Scissors and pencil

4. Mod Podge

5. Hot glue gun

6. Strong magnets (ideally just slightly smaller in size than the glass rocks)

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Image Source – The Happy Housie

 

What To Do:

Step 1

Place the glass rocks over sections or cities you like on the map and trace around with the pencil. Then cut up the traced sections.

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Image Source – Pinterest

 

Step 2

Apply a layer of Mod Podge to the back (flat surface) of the glass rock, place the cut piece of the map facing towards the Mod Podge, center it, then follow with another layer of Mod Podge on the back of the map piece to seal it in place. Allow to dry.

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Image Source – OFriendly
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Image Source – 2 Bees in a Pod

 

Step 3

Using the hot glue gun, glue the magnet onto the dried back of the map.

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Image Source – The Happy Housie

 

And voila! It’s as simple and easy as 1, 2, 3! Now all you have to do is put them up on display on your fridge.

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Image Source – Riss Home Design

 

PRO TIP:

You can make these in plenty of other variants too. Anything from old family photos, to designer paper, to parts of old books, to even company logos. The only limitation you have is your imagination! (And of course the size of the glass rocks :D)

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Image Source – The Creative Place
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Image Source – Hometalk

 

Happy Crafting!