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DIY :: Gold Nugget Magnets

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hi friends! I got this idea in my head about making magnets for my refrigerator. Now, our fridge is painted with chalkboard paint so we don’t keep too much stuff hanging there (we write notes instead!) but I still needed something cute¬†for the occasional memento. All of the magnets I found were generic or bland and rather than spend money buying something I didn’t necessarily love, I decided to look around at what I had readily available and make it happen myself. Some foraging with my daughter for the “perfect nugget rocks” and a trip to the garage provided all the tools I needed to make what we like to call “Gold Nuggets.”

The items you will need are:

  • gold metallic spray paint (so, so handy for whenever the crafting mood strikes you)
  • rocks
  • magnets (available at any craft store)
  • glue (I used a hot glue gun but any strong adhesive will do)

Lay out your rocks somewhere outdoors with the proper ventilation. Spray one side, let them dry and flip them over.

Spray the other side and continue to let dry, rotate, and spray until all sides are covered. The paint dries quickly so this doesn’t take too long.

Next, find the flattest surface of the rock and glue the magnet to the back. Look for some strong magnets because you want something that will actually be able to hold the rock up without sliding down the fridge.

Voila! A fridge full of gold nuggets!

I am so happy with the way it turned out. Given that I am not much of a “traditional” magnet type of gal, these are fun and unique enough to actually make me want to hang things on my refrigerator.

I hope you enjoyed my burst of gold inspiration and if you have any great ideas for making refrigerator magnets, let us know in the comments. I would love some fresh ideas!

 

xo, Miss Krista

 

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  1. 1
    fawn says:

    I love homemade magnets!

  2. 2
    Suzi C says:

    HOW on earth/what on earth did you cover your fridge with? Or did it come like that?!

    • 2.1
      Miss Krista says:

      Hi Suzi!
      We painted the refrigerator with chalkboard paint a few years ago. We love it! It’s the perfect place to write our lists and notes.

  3. 3
    Suzi C says:

    Did you have to sand it down or anything? Any tips? Will do mine!!!

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