DIY Valentine’s Day Conversation Magnets

DIY Valentine's Day Conversation MagnetsI was walking through the grocery store the other day looking at the Valentine’s Day candy when I saw conversation hearts. I wrinkled my nose because I immediately imagined the chalky taste associated with them. I guess it depends on your taste, but I’m not wild about them. So, I decided to make conversation magnets for Valentine’s Day instead. They are useful and cute!

 

DIY Valentine's Day Conversation Magnets materialsThings You Will Need:
Pen
Scissors
Accent gems
Diamond Glaze
Scrapbook paper
Magnetic tape strips

*You can get the gems from the Dollar Store and the magnetic tape strips from Walmart.

Ignore the paint brush. I don’t know why I put it in the picture, but you won’t need it.

 

DIY Valentine's Day Conversation Magnets

 

Step 1:
Pick a pretty Valentine’s Day paper that is pink or red and trace the gem. When you cut it out, cut inside of the circle to make it a bit smaller.

 

DIY Valentine's Day Conversation Magnets

 

Step 2:
Write some conversation notes on the circles you’ve just cut out. Make sure you write small and keep it in the center.

 

DIY Valentine's Day Conversation Magnets

 

Step 3:
Add a small drop of Diamond Glaze on the back of the gem. Lay one of the circles face down (so that the writing faces the back of the gem) onto the glue. Let it dry.

 

DIY Valentine's Day Conversation MagnetsStep 4:
Add another drop of glue to the back of the circle and press a pre-cut strip of the magnetic tape.

The magnet had a layer of adhesive on the back of it, but considering that I spend $1 something for the whole pack, I didn’t trust the adhesive to stick. Go with the glue.

Let it dry. Repeat for the remaining magnets.

 

DIY Valentine's Day Conversation Magnets

DIY Valentine's Day Conversation MagnetsWhen you are finished, you should have something like the above image.

They are cute and functional! Mail them to your friends 🙂

Happy crafting!

 

 

 

 

11 thoughts on “DIY Valentine’s Day Conversation Magnets

  1. I’d go for red or purple, pink’s not my thing. But I love this project, and it’s pretty kid-friendly. Stupid me, I didn’t even realize you’d put them in a heart shape until I pinned it to one of my Pinterest boards. D’oh!

    • Haha, thanks so much for pinning it! I really wanted to find heart shaped glass so that i could make heart magnets, but I wasn’t having any luck.

      Definitely, this one is kid friendly. (As long as they don’t glue their fingers together.)

      • Thankfully my little guy understands when he needs help from an adult, though he can still be stubborn. He gets it from both sides, so he never had a chance. Poor kid… 😛

      • Four and a half…I’m still not ready to think about him turning 5 this summer. He’s still my baby, always will be. He’s okay with listening. There are a few offenses that get him a swat on the bum, but they’re pretty serious. He actually loves to paint (or did?). When Sandy hit and we had no power, he made A LOT of art 🙂 I call the collection his Sandy art.

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