Make Your Own Clay Word Magnets

Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.Hi! It's Mandi here. I love when friends visit our home and leave us fun messages on our refrigerator door. I find them while cleaning up the kitchen, and it always makes staying up late to clean sticky cocktail glasses so worth it. In the past, our friends have been limited to using these conversation heart magnets to capture brief sentiments, so I thought it was about time I gave them more of a vocabulary with an extensive set of word magnets. Some cheeky, some serious—the fridge is bound to become the water cooler of our house parties!

These word magnets could not be easier to make. Check out the simple instructions below!

Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.Supplies:
-polymer clay in the colors of your choice (you may also use plain white clay and paint or glaze them with water-based materials)

-magnet tape

Tools:
-rolling pin

-craft blade
-small letter stamps
-craft blade
-scissors (not shown)
-baking sheet + oven
-parchment paper or silicone mat (optional)

Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.Step One: Warm the clay in your hands, then roll it out to a 1/8" thickness. Using the magnet tape as a guide, cut out strips of clay with your craft blade.

Step Two: Stamp words onto the clay strips, cutting them out as you go along.

Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.Step Three: Arrange all of the words onto a baking sheet and bake in a conventional oven at 275°F for 15 minutes.

Step Four: After the clay has cooled and hardened, attach the magnet tape to the back of each one, cutting it to size.

Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.See? Totally easy, right? This was a fun craft to do in front of the TV, totally justifying a mini Netflix marathon. And now my family and I can leave silly or serious notes to each other, dramatically upping the romantic ante of my marriage. Such fun! -Mandi

Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson, Photos edited with Valentine of the Signature Collection.

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