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How to Make DIY Magnets With a Christmas Motif

Looking for a fun and easy DIY Christmas project? Try these whimsical DIY magnets! They make great Christmas gifts and are totally unique! Your friends, family and even yourself, will not find these in stores. And the good news about this project is you can make as many as you want. You can also play with your design to create magnets for all occasions.

Making Your Own Cute DIY Magnets Perfect for Christmas

These DIY magnets are a fun and fabulous project that will jazz up your fridge and inspiration board in no time. They are not only functional; they also add a personal touch to your home or office this Christmas season. With just a few simple steps, you can create your own DIY magnets with a Christmas motif. And I’m sure my kids would be very excited to start these fun and colorful crafts. This is sure to be a real fun! So, grab your supplies now and let’s get started!

You’ll need:

  • Flat 1″ wooden discs (craft store)
  • Plain magnets (craft store)
  • E6000 glue or hot glue gun with glue sticks
  • Fine permanent black marker
  • Craft paints
  • Brushes
  • Protective Sealer


Step 1: Draw Faces

Draw faces onto your wooden circles. Add a small holiday accent to her hair to create a holiday motif. I went with a candy cane, but feel free to go with whatever you want.

Step 2: Paint the Faces

Paint the faces with tone skin craft paint.  (We added a little bit of white paint to lighten the skin tone)

Step 3: Paint the Eyes

Paint the eyes and candy cane white. Let it dry.

Step 4: Paint the Hair

Paint her hair black or any color of your choice. Let dry. You can paint the back of the circle black as well but it is not necessary to do so.

Step 5: Paint the Lips

Paint her lips red, as well as the red stripes on the candy cane. Also, choose a color for her eyes.

Step 6: Outlining the Features

Use a thin permanent marker to outline their features (see photo). You can add blush to their cheeks using a red oil pastel stick and an old brush or just using a little bit of red paint.

Step 7: Spray on Clear Protective Sealer

Spray wooden disks with a clear protective sealer. (We used Krylon). Magnets should be applied at the back portion of the disk with E600 glue or a hot glue gun. Firmly press them for a few seconds ’til they stick together. Then, you’re done!

There you have it, crafters! You’ll have these cute little works of art ready to be shown off throughout your home or perhaps in your office in just a matter of minutes. I’m thinking of making several of these DIY magnets and give them to my dear ones this Christmas. Happy crafting!

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