Tutorial Tuesday: Easy Button Magnets

by KRISTEN on NOVEMBER 16, 2010

These cute little buttons may just be the easiest craft project ever. They use minimal supplies and only take 5 minutes to make. I must say this is my kind of craft. Packaged nicely I think these button magnets would make an excellent stocking stuffer.

You will need:
Hot Glue Gun
Pretty Buttons
Believe it or not this project is as simple as gluing buttons to magnets! These colourful button magnets make an excellent and affordable last minute holiday gift. There is only one small thing I would do different next time… I think I would buy thinner magnets. In the picture below you can see they are very thick.

Here is one more picture of the finished project. I have to say I am thrilled with how they turned out!

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1Charlie November 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm
I love these!! I am definitely making these SOON!!!

2Amanda November 19, 2010 at 6:55 pm
I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. 🙂

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3Jennifer November 19, 2010 at 7:46 pm
CUTE! I think the magnets are fine, sometimes thinner magnets= never holding more than it’s self up.

4PamB November 20, 2010 at 8:38 am
I am definitely making these!! I think I might “stitch” thread through some of them first, to make them look “sewn on,” but they’re brilliant!! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!! Do you present them on a button card, making them look like they’re ready for purchase in your favorite notions department?

5Danielle November 22, 2010 at 2:16 am
Oooh…I love this idea! And I will be making tons of these for my fridge! Excellent idea!!

I’m having a giveaway at,
if you’d like to enter!

Love Missy
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6Katie November 22, 2010 at 8:13 am
These are awesome! I featured them on my blog, here:

xo, Katie

7Katie January 3, 2011 at 8:24 am
I would have emailed this comment to you but the email link on your website didn’t seem to work…?
I am a year 10 student at Tiffin Girls School and I am
currently doing a controlled assesment peice on organising
an upcycling and recycling event. We have to include
demonstrations to inspire people to upcycle at home and I
thought your button magnets would be perfect! I was wondering if you could possibly give me permissino to use the three pictures on this page?
I love them by the way and think that they’re so simple but look really great when they’re finished!
Thank you very much for your time and happy new year!

Katie McArdle

8Victoria S. January 17, 2011 at 10:31 pm
Beautiful and easy. I have the little clear rocks and magnets that you glue pictures between the rocks and magnets- but now I think I’m going to grab all my fancy buttons and do this to them instead of the rocks. It looks much easier and faster. Thanks for sharing. Found you on C.R.A.F.T.

9Moe February 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm
these are so darling! I love the bright springy colors.

10Crystal March 16, 2011 at 12:19 am
out of curiousity, does it have to be a hot glue gun? would regular glue work? i’ve glued buttons to lots of things with just regular glue.

11Hannah March 30, 2011 at 10:09 pm
hi! i am sooooo thankful that you posted this! i have a huge box of buttons lingering in my wardrobe, sitting there collecting dust, and now i think i know what to do with them! do you think i could use magnet tape on flat buttons? i’m not sure that it would hold very well but willing to give it a try and report back, just want to know if you would like to know how it worked out!

12Meg April 17, 2011 at 12:37 pm
THE BOOK THIEF IS MY FAVORITE BOOK! Plus this is just a super cute craft, I love magnets. If you haven’t read that book, you need to… NOW!

13A boy who makes jewelry August 21, 2011 at 7:39 am
I know I’m a little late… But this is so simple and so cool. I made at least 30 of these for my teacher on the last day of school, and she thought they wereso cool! In your first and last pictures, in your “reading list”, have you actually read “The Book Theif”? It’s so good, but so sad! Anyway, love the tutorial.

14Sophie August 24, 2011 at 6:26 am
Tanks for this gréât and so simple idéa !
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15Lisa Strong September 23, 2011 at 7:32 am
What a perfect cute little thought about you christmas present that fits into my budget.

16emily November 28, 2011 at 2:16 pm
These are so cute! You can buy rare earth magnets on Etsy for relatively cheap – they are super thin and small and WAY stronger than the ones you can buy at the craft store…

17Alisha January 13, 2012 at 10:14 pm
I featured this on my blog today. http://www.snugasabugbaby.com/some-stuff-i-am-loving-cute-as-a-button/

Seriously cute idea…and great pictures.

18Annie B. February 4, 2012 at 7:23 pm
Love this Idea! I will doing this !!
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