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It’s true: The fridge is the scrapbook of the kitchen! But don’t display treasured photos, cards and crayon masterpieces with hum-drum clips or promotional swag. All it takes to dress up your magnets is a little time, some common household items and these ideas:

Make fridge magnets with washi tape! See more magnet crafts on HGTV's Design Happens blog...


If you want to take the fridge-as-scrapbook concept to the next level, try your hand at these washi tape magnets from Twirling Betty. Cutting the ends of the magnets a bit unevenly gives them that organic, ripped tape look.

Make fridge magnets from puzzle pieces! See more magnet crafts on HGTV's Design Happens blog...

Have your kids outgrown their wooden puzzles? These fridge magnets I found on Mus are an ideal way to recycle the colorful pieces.

Make fridge magnets from tree branches! See more magnet crafts on HGTV's Design Happens blog...

See a small tree branch (you know, the kind that might litter your yard after a bad storm) get a fridge magnet makeover on ManMade. Head over to this post for all the how-to instructions.

Make fridge magnets with buttons! See more magnet crafts on HGTV's Design Happens blog...

There are tons of ways you can craft with buttons, but these magnets from Fynes Designs just moved to the top of my list. They’re already the perfect size and shape — how much easier can it get?!

Make fridge magnets with silk flowers! See more magnet crafts on HGTV's Design Happens blog...

When it comes to real vs. fake flowers, I think most of us would opt for the former, but it turns out there is at least one great use for the latter: Springtime magnets! Check out The Frugal Girls’ tutorial for more DIY details.

Which fridge magnet craft attracted you the most? And are there any household items you’d like to see turned into crafts in this column? Leave your suggestions in the comments below!

148 Responses

  1. Kayla@HGTV says:

    Oooh! I love the wooden puzzle pieces.

  2. fynesdesigns says:

    Thanks for featuring my buttons! I love the cars and wooden magnets, they are really great!

  3. Christine says:

    Love the button ones.

  4. joeanna anthony says:

    I loved the flowers. Its going to look great on the fridge. I am going to try this out right away. But I hope I get the similar kind of flowers.

  5. Gramma Gigi says:

    Use 1" square magnets from a craft store that have adhesive on the front to make photo magnets. I just created a set of 8 for my daughter, using photos of her son's face from his first year of life. You can reduce your photos to the proper size and print them on high resolution or photo paper, cut out the 1" squares, and press them on the adhesive. It takes just minutes.

  6. Theresa says:

    Loved them all, but, really loved the tree limbs, and the flowers. So, cute. Making all of them for my youngest Daughter. She collects magnets, and you cannot see her fridge from all the magnets. She loves to find antique magnets..Thanks for the ideas..

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