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Handmade Fridge Magnets in a Mason Jar

This is one of the easiest gifts you’ll ever make! This jar includes handmade fridge magnets that take minutes to make. Simple and cute!

Skills Required: None. You don’t need any prior crafting skills to complete this project; that’s how easy it is. Even newbies with Mod Podge will have success.

Handmade Fridge Magnets in a Mason Jar

Are you looking for a quick hostess gift idea? I’m all about handmade gifts for those situations! If you are too, I have something REALLY easy, quick, and budget friendly for you. DIY magnets in a mason jar!

When I tell you this project is cheap and super simple, I’m not even joking. But the best part is that it’s not cheap looking. In fact, I think it looks great, don’t you?

You can obviously customize with the papers of your choice, just for the recipient. Here’s how you do it.

Handmade Magnets

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Glass domes for crafting

These little Podgeable glass domes are the secret to my project! You can get them online or at Michaels (which is where I got mine). Yes, they are real glass and pretty awesome. Perfect for making handmade fridge magnets.

Glass dome being traced with a pencil on a scrap piece of paper

Place the domes on scrap pieces of paper and trace with a pen or pencil. I prefer using a pencil so that I can erase the pencil lines if necessary.

Glass dome being traced with a pencil on a scrap piece of paper

Cut the paper out just inside the lines.

Medium layer of Mod Podge applied to a circular piece of scrapbook paper

Place a medium layer of Mod Podge on the top of the scrapbook paper (cover the entire thing) . . .

Handmade fridge magnet drying on the table

. . . then place the dome down and press/smooth. If Mod Podge comes out the sides, wipe it away with your brush. The decoupage medium might look a little cloudy underneath, but it’s okay – it will dry clear.

Repeat with all of your glass domes and let your handmade fridge magnets dry for a few hours.

4 oz glass mason jar

While you are waiting for your handmade magnets to dry, bust out your mason jar. I LOVE LOVE these little quilted jelly jars in the 4 oz. size. And they will fit your magnets perfectly!

Mason jar lid being traced on a piece of paper

All you’re going to do is make a paper insert for the lid. Just trace it, cut it, and insert into the lid ring with the pattern facing up to the top, and place the lid insert in as well. You can secure it if you want to; I never do and it sticks in there just fine.

Magnet being glued to the back of a glass dome with craft glue

Now go back to the domes. Glue one magnet to the back of each one. Let those dry.

Handmade magnets in a mason jar

Place your handmade fridge magnets in the jar. You’re ready to gift.

Closeup of handmade fridge magnets

Aren’t these magnets so fun? I absolutely love them!

Handmade Fridge Magnets in a Mason Jar

Do you know any hostesses that needs some cute gifts, like these handmade fridge magnets? I do . . . and they’ll be receiving these!

Cheap wrapping paper I made myself
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Rachel Heckscher

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Hello! These are cute! But if they fall, doesn't the glass break? Are there any plastic equivalents that you could recommend?

Amy

Tuesday 5th of January 2021

Hi Rachel! They are pretty tough glass kind of like marbles. However, if one hit tile really hard I could see it cracking. If you want to try something else, take a peek at "clear acrylic shapes" both on Amazon and Etsy. You can Mod Podge pics, etc. to the back of those shapes and then add a magnet!

Julie

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

Adorable!

CreativeKhadija

Tuesday 8th of December 2015

How beautiful, Great step by step idea :) Thanks for sharing!