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Fall in Love With Our Heart Shaped Magnets!

Fall in Love With Our Heart Shaped Magnets!

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Want to get creative ahead of the most romantic day of the year, but running low on loved-up inspiration? Let us take the hassle out of coming up with a sweet idea this year: surprise your true love on Valentine’s Day with a heartfelt message on the fridge… pinned in place with these cute heart shaped magnets! Check out Penelope Quinn’s step-by-step tutorial below, and learn how to create your own stunning little lovehearts that are as handy as they are heartfelt!

You Will Need:

Step 1:

DIY heart shaped magnets tutorial step

First, roll out your air dry clay so it’s about 1cm thick. Use a few lolly sticks on either side, to help you achieve even thickness.

Step 2:

DIY heart shaped magnets tutorial step

Next, cut out 9 hearts from the air dry clay. You can use your finger and some water to smooth out any rough edges.

Step 3:

DIY heart shaped magnets tutorial step

Let dry for 24 hours (you can put in your oven on very low heat for 10 minutes, if not completely dry). Once dry, paint a layer of Mod Podge onto each heart to seal.

Step 4:

DIY heart shaped magnets tutorial step

Paint three of the hearts in red, light and bright pink. You’ll need a few coats, and to let each coat dry completely before adding the next.

DIY heart shaped magnets tutorial step

Decorate with your white paint pen and markers by drawing cute faces.

Step 5:

DIY heart shaped magnets tutorial step

Cut out some patterned paper, and glue onto 3 of the hearts.

DIY heart shaped magnets tutorial step

Add another layer of Mod Podge, then cut out some romantic words, and stick these on top.

Step 6:

DIY heart shaped magnets tutorial step

For our final three hearts, paint some Mod Podge onto part of the heart, and apply some gold leaf. After 10 minutes, brush off the excess.

Step 7:

Completed painted project

Finally, glue the magnets onto the back (check you are putting your magnets on the right way by testing them on your fridge first!)

Completed decoupaged project

Once all your heart shaped magnets are complete, it’s time to start composing a love note or two to pin in place, for that special someone to find on Valentine’s Day morning!

Completed gold foiled project

Want to check out the rest of our Valentine’s craft ideas? Discover more projects, tutorials, and gift inspiration right here.

Lisa at Create & Craft