These silk flower magnets are an excellent way to add a pop of color to your fridge, mirror, or cubicle. They are also super easy and fast to make so they are great projects to do with budding crafters old enough to use a glue gun. I originally came up with this project as a last-minute birthday craft for a young teenager. We had a fantastic time putting these together and it was an inexpensive DIY project worth every penny.
When shopping for flowers pick multiple colors of the same flower. You want the colors to be complimentary and you will need at least 3 colors. Daisies work really well because the petals will lie flat easily.
- Silk Flowers
- Glue Sticks
- Glue Gun
First the fun part, demolition. Take the silk flowers apart being careful not to rip the petals. Pull the plastic under the flower down the stem to get to the petals.
Once you have all of your petals you can experiment a little to find the best combinations. Put a few flowers together to see what looks best to you. Odd numbers usually look the best so I put 3 colors together for each of mine. The biggest set of petals on the flowers I bought were kind of thin so combined two for the bottom. Sometimes this isn’t needed, it just depends on the flowers you have.
When you have the perfect combinations you can start construction. Start with the magnet as your base to help stabilize it. Add a dot of hot glue to the magnet and attach the bottom set of petals or the 2 bottom sets. The glue will go through the hole in the petals allowing you to do more than one set at a time. This will require a little speed.
Add another dot of glue followed by your middle petals.
Before adding the last set of petals get your crystal or jewel ready. Add a dot of glue, followed by the petals, then the crystal using the extra glue that comes through the hole. This will save you some clean up. If you add more glue to attach the crystal it will show outside the crystal. If you are using a bigger jewel then this wouldn’t be a problem and you may need more glue to hold it.
And Repeat. Make a few more magnets. Arrange the colors together in different ways to make a set.
Your magnets are now ready to hold up that picture of your favorite nephew or add some personality to your cubicle.
These flowers are some of my favorite cubicle decorations. I don’t have a lot of metal to work with but these look great at the top above my computer.
I would love to see how your project turns out. Post your pictures to Instagram or Twitter #boutsofspontaneouscrafting