Friday, June 29, 2012

Flower Magnets

This was originally a guest post for a member of my blogging buddies group.  But I felt like I'd revamp it a bit and post it here.

Do you have a birthday coming up?  Are you getting a head start on Christmas?  Are you just ready for some flair on your fridge?  If so, this is the post for you.

These flower magnets are the perfect thing to make because...they're super easy.  They're fun, and this.... not so cute.

But much better.

Equipment Needed for Flower Magnets
Felt...just go for the cheap stuff you can get at the big box stores
Craft Glue
Any pretty fabric that you like

Let me start this tutorial by saying...just have fun with this.  I did not use a pattern, I free-hand cut everything.  Just eye-ball it and if you think it needs to be changed, snip a little here and snip a little there.  Perfection is not necessary and it's so much more fun if you don't have all the pressure to make things with a pattern and make things exact.  This is also a good project for the kids to help with.   So, with that in mind...

Cut a flower-y shape using three different pieces of felt and/or fabric.  You can make it scalloped or just round.  Do what you like.  Don't worry about the quilting fabric fraying...even if it does, it's gonna look cute.  Don't fret.

felt flower magnets

See...I wasn't thrilled with the look of the red felt.  So...

...I fixed it.

Sew on a button.

You can even get fancy with your buttons if you so choose.

A bit of craft glue placed strategically over the knot and stitching. 

Stick a magnet on and let it dry thoroughly.  I put the ruler there just so you can get an idea of the dimensions.  Make them smaller or larger as you prefer.

That's it.  So easy and so cute.  Here's what I made in about 10 minutes flat...maybe less...

All felt on this one.

Really teeny.

Who's looking at the magnet when you can look at that face?

There's just something about the gingham that adds a sweet flare.

Throw a few of these magnets in a cellophane bag, tie with a pretty bow...maybe add some garden twine for a little homey pizazz and you've got an elegant present sure to please.

Thanks for reading!



  1. Those are adorable...but those kids!!!
    They really are so much better than the freebie magnets. I may have to brainstorm something I can make other than flowers...just for fun! Thanks Heather.

    1. Aww, thanks Sherry. Go for it, I bet you could make something really amazing! And then show me it.

  2. So many of my magnets look like your "not so cute" ones! Guess now I should remedy that!! Yours are so cute and your kids are even cuter!

  3. Heather,
    What a great idea and I bet it would be a great kids craft too! Always looking for something to keep the little ones busy during the summer months :) Thank you for sharing your talent with us at The "Sunday Stop"!


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