Crafting magnets: Inspiration for making your own magnets
How to find the right magnet for your arts & crafts projectOur wide range of products has something for everyone and, with us, you will certainly find the right magnet for all of your projects. Here, we will give you a few pointers on what to look out for when making your selection so that you can quickly find what you are looking for.
Neodymium vs ferrite magnetsNeodymium magnets shaped like a disc or block are suitable
- when a small magnet should yield a high adhesive force.
- when heavy objects are turned into fridge magnets to prevent your magnet from sliding off the refrigerator or magnetic board.
Ferrite disc magnets or ferrite block magnets are suitable
- If the required adhesive force is not particularly high and the size of the magnet is irrelevant.
- when your project should be as low-cost as possible.
- when a high temperature resistance is needed (80 - 250 °C, depending on the product type); e.g., for hardening homemade magnet designs in the oven.
You can find detailed information on this topic on our FAQ page Should I buy a neodymium magnet or a ferrite magnet?
Self-adhesive productsSelf-adhesive neodymium magnets are suitable if you want to make refrigerator magnets using light-weight materials such as cardboard or thin wood. You can find additional information about the characteristics of these products under Questions and answers about self-adhesive magnets.
If you want to make magnets out of paper, it is best to reach for self-adhesive magnetic dots, magnetic adhesive tape or magnetic tape in a dispenser. On our FAQ page What do I need to know about using magnetic tapes and sheets?, you will find helpful tips on how to use these products.
Safety tipsFerrite and neodymium magnets are very brittle. Avoid collisions or dropping the magnets as they may break or splinter. Strong magnets that attract each other can cause bruising of fingers or skin. Swallowing several magnets is very dangerous!
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On our FAQ page Which magnets are suitable as refrigerator magnets? we have put together even more tips and tricks for choosing the right magnet.
Our recommendations for strong all-rounders
10 pcs. 0,49 EUR ea.*Disc magnet Ø 10 mm, height 2 mm, holds approx. 1,3 kg
20 pcs. 0,47 EUR ea.*Disc magnet self-adhesive Ø 15 mm, height 1 mm, holds approx. 820 g
20 pcs. 0,52 EUR ea.*Disc magnet self-adhesive Ø 12 mm, height 2 mm, holds approx. 1,3 kg
10 pcs. 0,33 EUR ea.*Disc magnet Ø 25 mm, height 5 mm, holds approx. 800 g
1 pc. 8,08 EUR ea.(404,18EUR/kg)*UHU MAX REPAIR
Making your own fridge magnetsThe choice of materials from which to craft decorative refrigerator magnets is almost endless. That’s because (almost) any object will look good as a fridge magnet too! Depending on the strength of the magnet, your finished one-of-a-kind items will also reliably hold postcards or even several notes on the refrigerator or magnetic board.
Do you like instant photos with their great retro look just as much as we do? We are happy to show you how you can easily make your own instant photo magnets.
Other popular applications for fridge magnets
Projects with magnetic sheetsWith magnetic sheets, unique magnets can be crafted in no time at all. So what are you waiting for? Take our magnetic sheets and make your own seasonal re-usable decorative magnets!
And we have even more inspiration for you to make seasonal decorative magnets in the Halloween magnets application.
Other applications with magnetic sheet
Apart from the refrigerator: Other practical magnet applications for your kitchenMagnets are not only ideal for decorative purposes, but also for DIY projects and organisation.
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