A recipe, the grocery list, a child's crayon masterpiece, emergency contact numbers... these are just a few of the things that find a temporary resting place on our refrigerator's handy surface. If you're like us (and we know there are many who are not), the dilemma of what magnets to use is navigating a tricky minefield of the cutesy and the kitsch. Which is why we love these DIY refrigerator magnets we found on Aesthetic Outpost. Made from disks of wood cut from twigs, alphabet stickers, magnets and glue, they resemble old-fashioned typewriter keys. They're easy to make and certainly a big step up for us (even without scraps of paper to hold up, we'd use them to spell out reminders like "milk" or "bread"). Find the complete tutorial here. Looking for magnets with hold? Use these Rare Earth Magnets for a super strong bond.
Here are some other ideas for simple DIY refrigerator magnets:
- Craft Fridge Magnets: make these from empty food boxes
- Roxx Magnets from Umbra: Umbra sells these rock magnets; you could just as easily craft some yourself with rocks or shells you picked up on the beach last summer.
- How To Make Your Own Magnetic Matchboxes: a handy way to keep matches for the pilot lights that occasionally need relighting on gas stoves.
- Last week, a reader asked what to do with her bottlecap collection. We'd attach magnets to their undersides
(Image: Abbey Hendrickson of Aesthetic Outpost)