Make your own flower magnets

Magnets come in all shapes and sizes. They can be used for a number of practical purposes as well as some creative ideas too. When you want to decorate various parts of your home but you’re not sure how, consider making your own flower magnets!

Flower magnets can be used to decorate your refrigerator or you can attach them to your drapes, table cloths, or even wear them as a brooch! The best part about magnets is that they will not pierce the fabric like regular pinned accessories. They can also be moved around as needed and you can decorate according to your colour scheme and the season. For example, if you want to decorate for summer, you can use brightly coloured flowers whereas pastels are best for spring and festive designs are great for the holidays.

When making your owner flower magnets, you will need to select the right size magnets for each type of flower. The larger the flower, the stronger the magnet will need to be in order to hold the weight. Take a look at your local craft shop or florist for the best silk flowers you can find. Choosing quality means that you will make flower magnets that will look great and last that much longer! Remember, if you are making magnets to stick to your table cloth, you will need two magnets that stick to one another, One will hold the flower and the other will be placed on the other side of the fabric to hold it in place. Fridge magnets only need one strong magnet to keep them in place.

Prepare your artificial flowers by trimming the stems as short as possible. Just make sure that you don’t cut them so short that the petals fall apart! Once you have trimmed your flower stem, you will need to glue it to the magnet. Remember, you will need a tough bonding agent so that they don’t fall off! You may also need to hold the flower in place for a few seconds (or even a minute) until the glue dries. Once it’s dry, you should leave the flower magnet to sit for a few hours before using it. Remember, if you are using a double magnet for table cloth d├ęcor, you should remove the back magnet before sticking the flower to the front magnet! You wouldn’t want any of the glue to drip and stick the two magnets together!

In some cases, you might need to touch up the glue from time to time. This is particularly true if thy are displayed in a windy area, if you have curious pets, or if you have kids. Simply add some more glue, press and hold for a few seconds, and allow the flower to set as it did when you first made it. When not in use, keep your flower magnets in a cool, dry place out of the sun. Storing them in an airtight container is ideal.