DIY Geometric Magnets

I bought some molding clay several months ago with the intentions of making geometric jewelry, but since I haven’t bought any ring or earring blanks I needed to make something else! For Christmas I asked my parents for craft things. Paintbrushes, craft paint, a hot glue gun, sketch pad and pencils… Getting married and moving out for the first time away from my parents I had none of that stuff. It was weird. Any time I wanted to paint my nails I had to go to the store and buy the colors I wanted since my sisters and I shared them all. BUT! I digress. This is the first “craft” (but not DIY!) on the blog and I’m really excited!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

-baking clay
-craft paint
-small paintbrush
-sharp perry knife or a flexible polyblade/clay blade
-hot glue gun
-small round magnets


STEP ONE:

Cut off a small to medium sized piece of clay. Round it in your hands. You want the ball a little bigger than the magnet. Cut it in half or flatten one side to be glued on the magnet.


STEP TWO:
Use the perry knife to cut geometric angles on to the clay.


STEP THREE:
Bake it according to the packages instructions.

 Baked!

STEP FOUR:
Pick some colors! Paint each facet a different color or stick with a solid. Let it dry.

 

STEP FIVE:
While you’re waiting for the paint to dry, plug in that glue gun. Pump a dot of glue on the flat side of your shape. Firmly press the magnet on the glue. Let it dry.


STEP SIX:
Ta-da! Enjoy your geometric magnets. 🙂

illustrations above by Charlotte Taylor Creates

And these don’t have to just be magnets! Once dry, you could drill a small hole to make beads (or just poke a hole before baking with a needle), glue onto a ring for a trendy geo accessory, or glue them on to earring blanks! The possibilities are limitless.

Psst! This post is part of my Summer Intentions! Read the rest of them here.

  • Charlotte Taylor

    woohooooooo