DIY Magnet Party Favor With Jar Lids
When hosting a kid’s birthday party at your home, it can be hard to come up with fun activities to keep everyone occupied. If you find yourself in this scenario, we have two quick and easy magnet crafts for you. The best part? They can double as a party favor that fellow parents won’t want to throw away!
The idea is to reuse those pickle and pasta sauce jar lids you’ve been saving for “the right occasion” and add a disc neodymium magnet to the back of each one. Then, you’ll glue some paper to the inside of the lid with the kid’s creations on it to create a DIY party favor.
First, you’ll want to assemble the magnetic jar lids yourself, as children should not handle the magnets and glue.
What you’ll need:
- Outline the jar lids on paper and measure the inside to know what size you’ll have to cut the paper.
- Thoroughly wash and dry your jar lids.
- Turn the lid over and glue a disc magnet to the top of the lid. The magnet works best here so that the flat side of the lid sticks to a magnetic surface!
- Let the glue dry overnight.
Now that you have the lids prepared, you can have the kids decorate the paper circles. Our recommendation? Take the kids through the magnetic paint activity we’ve talked about here. Make sure to use a few shoeboxes to keep things as mess-free as possible! Once they’re done, let the paintings dry, glue them inside the lids, and write each kid’s name on the back so they can take them home!
Parents will appreciate this cute craft over loud or messy party favors! For other quick and crafty DIY projects, visit our Magnets for Crafts blog page.
DIY Wedding Favor Magnets
I am not a crafty lady. That being said, I love crafts, and I was determined to MAKE SOMETHING for my DIY wedding. I considered making my gown, then realized that was too risky. Thought about making my own bouquet, but I don’t really have an eye for color. With a budget of $100 for 100 guests, wedding favors seemed like a good place to stretch my creative muscles. I knew that I wanted my favors to be functional (as a Blogger, I get enough non-functional “swag”), and they had to look nice. Like, no jagged edges, no amauterish handwriting. They had to be something that people would actually like. So, I decided to make magnets! Yes, y’all, I went Craft 101 on my wedding guests! But you know what, when I made the first sample set, I cried. Yup, those little ole magnets brought out the bride in me!
These wedding favor magnets are so simple to make, that I had to share. A couple of tips before you get started, though. First, start them ahead of time. I had the materials in July, but my BFF Samone was STILL putting them together the week of the wedding. Also, ask for help. My friend Baniah came by to help one day, also, and in hindsight, I should have had 2 or 3 more folks helping…it would have gotten done a lot faster. Finally, purchase these tiles from Amazon. They were a better quality and more inexpensive than any that I found in local craft stores. Maybe they’ll bring out the bride in you, too?
- glass tiles
- stamp or pictures
What To Do:
1. Create your magnet design. Since Terrence and dated long distance for 2 years, we decided to use the Oakland and Philadelphia airport codes on our magnet. I also used my totally epic PicMonkey skills to create a replica of an Oakland post office stamp with our wedding date on it.
2. Cut your design out to fit the tile. After I made the graphic, I put 20 on a page, and Terrence printed them off and cut them to size.
3. Coat the flat side of the tile with ModPodge. Don’t worry if it looks cloudy. When it dries, it’ll be clear.
4. Place the paper with your design on it directly on top of the ModPodge (with the design side down). Cover the back of the paper with more ModgePodge.
5. Let the tile dry and then add a magnet. You can use a hot glue gun to glue the magnet on, or use magnets with sticky backs like we did.
6. That’s it.
7. No. Seriously. It’s that easy.
Now that I’ve made these, I feel empowered to make ALL the magnets! Halloween magnets, Thanksgiving magnets, Kwanzaa magnets…oh, it’s on! Really, though, it felt great to give something to our family and friends that commemorates such sweet (and challenging) memories for the both of us.
OAK + PHL = LUV. 4 EVA. 🙂
Magnet Wedding Favors - Magnetic Favors
There is no question that you have an undeniable attraction toward each other. Share this magnetism with your family and friends with our fun selection of magnetic wedding favors from The Knot Shop. Your guests will love these personalized magnet wedding favors that they can take home and reuse. They will think of your fab fete every time they use them! These magnet wedding favors are ideal for decoration, to post that important reminder or to display kids' artwork on the kitchen fridge.Choose from mini magnetic photo frames that you can add to your place settings and tabletop decor. Add a personalized touch with a photo or place setting card for a meaningful touch. Encourage your guests to take the favors home and enjoy! Available in several types of sizes, shapes and finishes, there is a mini magnet frame that will appeal to any personality or wedding style.Nautical, ocean or beach wedding themes are no problem with our fun selection of coastal-inspired magnet wedding favors. Inspired by the sights, sounds and salty vibes of the beach, our Smooth Sailing and Our Course is Set magnets will provide your guests with charming gifts that they are sure to treasure for years to come.Looking for more of a vintage vibe? Our LOVE Vintage Typewriter Key magnets are four individual letter magnets that are set in a pretty, mini antiqued box. The magnets and the packaging are inspired by the old-fashioned typewriter fonts of yesteryear. Or, if modern, high-tech keyboards are more your style, choose from our LOVE keyboard magnetic wedding favor. These five individual magnets are enclosed in a clear plastic box that your guests will love.Your wedding and reception already sparkles, so why not add a few more fun facets to your venue with our Fridge Bling diamond magnets. Each charming gift package comes with three diamond magnetic favors - use them creatively at your place settings, tables or as decor.Use your imagination with our magnetic wedding favors from The Knot Shop - don't let your guests go home empty handed. Our wedding favor magnets are budget friendly and come in styles that are sure to suit your celebration.
Wedding Favor Magnets
If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect wedding favors, you’ve come to the right place! Check out these beautiful, functional + totally personalized wedding favor magnets by My Little Chickadee Creations! Each favor magnet is handcrafted and customized with your names and wedding date. Today, we’re offering thirty of these favor magnets to one lucky reader as Giveaway #21 in our 31 Wedding Giveaways Series! Which design would you pick?
Here are a few of our favorite hand-picked designs:
What would your wedding favor magnets look like? Visit My Little Chickadee Creations and view the magnets to see the endless possibilities. Enter for a chance to win a set of thirty of your design choice using the form below! Good luck!
o Enter between 8/21/14-8/27/14 (11:59pm EST) using giveaway form below
o Winner will be randomly selected and announced on 8/28; winner announced on this blog post and emailed
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o No purchase necessary
o Prize: You can pick any magnet design from My Little Chickadee’s Etsy shop and you will receive 30 personalized tile magnets you can use as save the date magnets or as wedding favors.
o Winner has 1 year to use prize
o Prize value: $77.40; no cash value
o Free shipping included to the U.S.
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter
Custom Wedding Favor Magnets
This listing is for a custom set of wedding favor magnets in my Chicks in Hats wedding image. These magnets are made of a sturdy, rigid metal backing with a glossy cover on the front and a heavy magnet on the back.
In the photos are examples of text/font but I will help you to design the magnets you like, as long as the text will fit on the face of the magnet.
I offer these with a minimum order of 20 magnets for $80, 50 magnets for $150 or 100 magnets for $250. Should you need more magnets than 100, contact me and I will give you a quote.
I make these magnets in house so my turnaround time is relatively quickly and can usually have an order ready to ship within 3-5 business days
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