One of my favorite parts of spring is all of the fun, vibrant colors everywhere- they are just begging to be seen! I have been trying to add more color all over and wanted to make a fun project for my kids that could also double as a little spring décor for our kitchen- and these DIY Alphabet Magnets were the perfect solution!
These magnets are super easy to make, and you can customize them with different fonts, colors, patterns- anything that really catches your eye. I love how cute they are on our fridge (much cuter than some standard alphabet magnets I bought my kids a while ago, if I must say- I actually really like these).
To make these magnets, you’ll need:
-12×12 stack of papers- I used Die Cut With a View Pastel Basics Pack
– Cricut Explore
-Cricut Design Space
-Cricut Mat, 12×12 or 12×24
-Silhouette Magnet Sheet, pack of 4
Open Cricut design space software on cricut.com and either upload your own font files or use their fonts to write out the alphabet. I alternated letters to get a different size for different letters so the look would be varied- you can make them all one size, or vary it up like I did.
I did five lines of font and alternated which letters went on it- so AKFPUZ, BGLQV, CHMRW, DINSX, and EJOTY were all on their own line- and each their own different size. This also helped to determine which letters would be certain colors. If you make all the letters the same size, this isn’t a worry- this step is just to help you set up variations in size.
Next, cut out the magnet sheets and the paper.
To cut the magnet sheet, I laid it face down on the mat (adhesive backing side facing up), and set the explore pressure at medium leather thickness- which cuts 3 times over the sheet. If you don’t set it with the adhesive backing face up, you will need to use the mirror function so it cuts out right- but I found it much easier to cut and remove from the mat with the magnet side face down.
Cut the cardstock using cardstock + pressure.
When all the letters are cut out, remove them carefully from the mat and remove the adhesive backing.
Place the paper over the adhesive side of the magnet, and press firmly.
You now have one letter magnet- repeat with the rest, and you’re done !
These magnets are a really fun activity for kids, and add a fun touch of color to a refrigerator- or can be used on baking sheets or other magnetic surfaces for kids to create words and practice letters!
They are so easy to make, I am going to make a bunch of different variations- maybe some for each season, or different style fonts! The sky is the limit!