50 DIY Magnet Ideas You Can Do Right Now

There are several magnetic ideas you can bring into life by DIY. In fact, the options are only limited by your imagination.

Let’s look at some top 50 ideas you can try.

1. Magnetic Board Games

You can use a computer software to design the game in the size of the metal board before printing it out on paper. Thereafter, securely attach the printed game on to a metal board by using magnetic tape or an adhesive.

Attach magnetic sheets to the base of game pieces and elements matching their size to stick to the board via magnetic attraction. You can use bonded magnets of neodymium, samarium cobalt or Alnico for the magnetic strips.

Magnetic Board Games
Magnetic Board Games

2. Magnetic Floating Bookshelf

To make such a bookshelf, decide on the size and location also considering the weight of the books. First attach L-brackets or metal plates with attached magnets to your identified area on the wall. Use high strength magnets such as NdFeB.

Then attach equally strong neodymium magnets in the books ensuring they’re secured. Position these books over the metal construction where they’ll attract appearing like they’re floating. You can change the position of the magnets in the books to change the configuration.

Magnetic Floating Book Shelf
Magnetic Floating Book Shelf

3. Magnetic Bookmarks

Such bookmarks are useful in marking pages without having them fall out. After designing your bookmark, cut it to desired size alongside matching magnetic sheets or tape.

Bonded magnet strips with flexible capabilities work best allowing to fold over a page. Attach the magnet strip to the top and bottom of the bookmark.

Customized Magnetic Bookmarks
Customized Magnetic Bookmarks

4. Magnetic Bottle Opener

A magnetic bottle opener is a convenient alternative to standard bottle openers. Prepare a wooden base for your opener before screwing the opener mechanism to the board.

Attach NdFeB magnets to the wooden base such that they are capable of snatching falling bottle caps. One of the ideal positions you can place a magnetic bottle opener is on a wall.

Magnetic Bottle Opener
Magnetic Bottle Opener

5. Magnetic Puzzle Board

Consider a puzzle like a jigsaw where you join different pieces together to form a defined shape or feature. Sudden movements of the board upset the piece arrangement ruining the formation. A magnetic puzzle board mitigates this issue by adhering the pieces to the board.

You build this puzzle over a magnetic or metallic board. Utilize a metal plate or overlay a wooden base with magnetic sheet. Thereafter, secure the pieces with magnetic strips on their bottom surfaces which will attach to the board.

Magnetic Puzzle Board Game for Children
Magnetic Puzzle Board Game for Children

6. Magnetic Cable Holders

A magnetic cable holder allows you to organize your cables running across a wall, floor or desk. Strong magnets like NdFeB magnets are required to firmly secure the clips or rings and are mounted to the attaching surface.

The clips or rings should constitute metal compatible with the neo magnets and should be attached to the cables. After attaching the metal clips/rings, they attract to the magnet effectively holding the cables.

Magnetic Cable Organizer
Magnetic Cable Organizer

7. Magnetic Key Holder

This allows you to keep your keys organized and easily accessible. To make a magnetic key holder, use a wooden plaque of ideal size and attach a magnetic strip over it. You can also make individual holders on the board by positioning Neo magnets across the board length.

Thereafter, secure the wooden board to a wall, behind a door or any other ideal location. You can then add keys to the board which get stuck via magnetic attraction.

Magnetic Key Holder
Magnetic Key Holder

8. Magnetic Floating Display Case

Such a display requires the use of strong neodymium magnets and gives the illusion of suspended items usually in a clear enclosure. After settling on size, fabricate a base using a metal plate that will hold the glass or acrylic display.

Thereafter, attach strong NIB magnets to the base of the display items securely fastening them. With the clear display over the metal plate, these items will attract the metal resulting in a floating display illusion.

Magnetic Floating Display Case
Magnetic Floating Display Case

9. Magnetic Calendar

You can fix this calendar on a refrigerator or other surface with magnetic capability. When using magnetic strips or sheets utilize strong magnets like alnico, neodymium and ferrite.

Prepare a metal surface to stick your printed calendar, or where using a non-metal surface, attach adhesive magnetic strips. You can then use metallic base number and letter elements or also attach magnetic strips to their base.

Magnetic Dry Erase Board Calender
Magnetic Dry Erase Board Calendar

10. Magnetic Car Phone Mount

A car phone mount allows you to use your phone hands-free while driving. After selecting a mounting base on your dash, attach a magnetic mount base utilizing a strong magnet like NIB.

Where you have a metal casing for your phone, directly mount the phone to the magnetic base. Otherwise, use adhesive to attach a neodymium magnet strips to the back of the phone.

Magnetic Car Phone Mount
Magnetic Car Phone Mount

11. Magnetic Jewelry Wall

A magnetic jewelry wall allows you to display your jewelry collection while in storage. Upon setting out your display size, attach a fitting metal surface to the wall by either mounting or using an adhesive.

Use high-strength magnets on the hooks such that they are secured to the wall through magnetic attraction. This allows you to hang your jewelry items in a manner of your choosing by adjusting the position of the hooks.

Magnetic Jewelry Wall Mount Organizer
Magnetic Jewelry Wall Mount Organizer

12. Magnetic Floating Plant Holder

Floating plant holders allow you to display indoor plants such that they have an illusion of mid-air suspension. Insert a metal disk in the plant pot attached to a suspended chain or rope secured from a ceiling or roof.

At the base of the plant or flower pot, attach a high-strength magnet like NIB. This creates an attraction with the metal disk inside the pot securing the pot such that it appears like it is floating.

Magnetic Floating Plant Holder
Magnetic Floating Plant Holder

13. Magnetic Chalkboard

Prepare a chalkboard of the preferred size by cutting and sizing to requirements and applying the chalkboard paint. After the paint dries, you can smoothen the surface by sanding before applying a magnetic primer or paint.

You can also attach bonded magnets with an adhesive base directly to the chalkboard surface instead. You can then hang the board on a metal or magnetized surface to secure it while in use.

Magnetic Chalkboard
Magnetic Chalkboard

14. Magnetic Whiteboard Wall

Transform any piece of furniture or wall into a magnetic whiteboard by identifying the requisite size and applying magnetic primer. Thereafter, utilize strong magnets in the manner of NdFeB to attach items onto it.

Using neodymium magnets provides enough strength to hold the weight of items. You can thereafter stick multiple items like artwork, notes, and other relevant content.

Magnetic Whiteboard Wall
Magnetic Whiteboard Wall

15. Magnetic Message Board

Such a board combines the convenience of magnetic surfaces with the merits of a bulletin board. You can transform a foam board or corkboard to your board base and attach a magnetic sheet over its surface.

Mounting tape and adhesive are necessary in attaching the magnetic sheet where magnetic paint is not utilized. Thereafter, you can use strong magnets like Alnico magnets and NIB magnets to attach items on to the board’s surface. A magnet message board allows you to move items easily.

Magnetic Message Board
Magnetic Message Board

16. Magnetic Desktop Holder

A desktop holder makes it easy for you to organize your desk addressing decluttering issues. After determining the size of your holder, prepare a base on your desktop for your magnetic containers using a metal plate.

Add a magnetic sheet over the base plate using an adhesive allowing the creation of a magnetic field. This field will secure the containers to the table preventing movement and shifting.

Magnetic Desktop Holder
Magnetic Desktop Holder

17. Magnetic Chore Chart

A chore chart allows you to track assigned chores and can be built on a metal surface or magnetic board. In making a magnetic board, utilize magnetic strips or sheets cut in the desired size enough to accommodate the task magnets.

After creating labels for the tasks, attach them to the magnetic strips or sheet using mounting tape or adhesive. You can organize your chart such with a completed or incomplete section for instance. Having magnetized elements allows you to simply switch and move labels around the board.

Magnetic Chore Chart for Children
Magnetic Chore Chart for Children

18. Magnetic Word Search Board

A magnetic word search puzzle allows you to use magnetic letters over the non-magnetized one which shake up on movement. A metal base like a tray makes an ideal base for a magnetic board on which you stick the word search grid.

When using a metal surface for your board, prepare magnetic lettering by attaching adhesive magnetic strips to the base of the letters. You can also have a magnetic board and letters with a metallic base instead.

Magnetic Word Search Board
Magnetic Word Search Board

19. Magnetic Curtain Rods

Magnetic curtain rods offer a less intrusive way of installing curtains utilizing strong adhesive-backed magnetic strips. These strips are secured to an ideal height above the door or window to support a lightweight curtain rod.

Strong magnets like rare neodymium and samarium cobalt are ideal for making magnetic curtain rods. Where you have a steel frame around the window or door, this can be a permanent fixture. Otherwise, adhesives may not offer long-term solutions and thus serve temporary use.

Magnetic Curtain Rods
Magnetic Curtain Rods

 

20. Magnetic Curtain Tiebacks

Curtain tiebacks help you hold back your curtains when you open them to allow entry of light. Magnetic tiebacks encompass a ribbon or fabric and disc magnets of a strong magnet like neo, Alnico or ferrite material.

Magnetic Curtain Tiebacks
Magnetic Curtain Tiebacks

After cutting the requisite length of your fabric, fold to create a loop capable of holding the curtain when pulled back. Thereafter, secure the ends attaching the disc magnets to the loops such that when they attract they hold the curtains.

21. Magnetic Floating Shelves

Floating shelves can form part of an impressive interior décor more so when magnets are used. Strong NdFeB magnets are ideal in this case. After determining your shelf size, attach metal brackets to support the shelves secured with magnets at their bottom.

Wall Mounted Magnetic Floating Shelves
Wall Mounted Magnetic Floating Shelves

The attraction between the metal and magnets strongly secures the configuration creating an illusion of floating shelves. You can adjust the position of the magnets to come up with unique configurations.

22. Magnetic Dartboard

A traditional dartboard sharp darts which can be dangerous around young users. A magnetic dartboard is a safer option that replaces the standard board with a magnetic one.

This board can be fashioned from a chalkboard with a magnetic sheet utilizing strong magnets like neodymium. You can then utilize darts with magnetic tips which will stick to the magnetic surface.

Magnetic Dartboard
Magnetic Dartboard

23. Magnetic Travel Games

Using a flat metal piece, you can create magnetic travel games that will withstand the rigors of vehicular motion. Depending on the chosen game, carefully design, print and adhere the design over the metal piece.

For the game pieces such as dice, cards and even chess pieces, attach flexible magnetic strips to their base. You can also cut out small pieces from a magnetic sheet in the desired piece shape and use adhesive.

Magnetic Travel Games
Magnetic Travel Games

24. Magnetic Garden Markers

This creative feature allows you to tag and identify flora in your garden. You prepare markers by imprinting on carefully curated tiles before attaching Neo magnets on their reverse side.

When using metal containers for your garden plants, you directly attach these markers to your containers. Where the containers are plastic or clay, you can attach metallic plates on their surfaces upon which you secure the markers.

Magnetic Garden Markers
Magnetic Garden Markers

25. Magnetic Organizer

This is a multipurpose tool that can help declutter your kitchen top, desktop, workshop bench, and even wall. Depending on the location and size of items being organized, determine the preferred size and make a metal base. Secure this base onto a flat surface and add a magnetic sheet over the surface.

Magnet Embeded Modular Organizer
Magnet Embedded Modular Organizer

For flat horizontal surfaces, you can utilize containers with magnetic bases to organize items. When attaching the organizer on a wall, secure magnetic sheets with adhesive to the back of the items.

26. Magnetic Knife Strip

When you want to store and display kitchen knives in a space convenient way, a knife strip is a welcome solution. Attach a magnetic strip to a thick wooden board or NIB magnets in a desired pattern.

You can thereafter mount this board on a wall or counter top. Since most knives are made from stainless steel, they’ll stick to the magnetic wooden board.

Magnetic Knife Strip
Magnetic Knife Strip

27. Magnetic LED Light Sculpture

An LED light sculpture is an aesthetic element of interior or exterior decoration. In constructing your sculpture, utilize a metal base with ferromagnetic capability.

Attach strong magnets to the metal surface in the preferred design such that they accentuate the shape. Connect these magnets to the base of the magnetized LED strips before supplying current to light them up.

Magnetic LED Light Sculpture
Magnetic LED Light Sculpture

28. Magnetic Key Rack

You’ll require a wooden board of an appropriate size to provide backing for your key rack’s magnetic hooks. Using magnetic hooks allows you to make multiple use of it such as hanging items.

Evenly space the hooks on the board, to comfortably accommodate keys. After identifying where you want to secure the key rack, mount it using the appropriate hardware.

Magnetic Key Rack
Magnetic Key Rack

29. Magnetic Puzzle Wall

You can use a large magnetic metal sheet or whiteboard fixed on a wall as the base for your puzzle wall. It should be large enough to accommodate the puzzle(s) you intend to display. Print the puzzle(s) and carefully stick them over the magnetic sheet or whiteboard.

For the puzzle pieces and elements, attach magnetic strips to their base cut out in the respective shape. Using bonded magnets with adhesive reverse sides works better, though you can still secure such with adhesive tape/putty.

Kids Magnetic Puzzle Wall
Kids Magnetic Puzzle Wall

30. Magnetic Mirror Frame

When using a magnetic mirror frame, you can change frame appearance by altering the magnetic elements. Typically start by making the frame ensuring it can fit your mirror. Suitable materials for the frame include wood or acrylic.

Add a thin metal sheet or magnetic strip to the frame’s reverse using adhesive to secure it in place. For the former, this allows you to attach elements with magnetic bases to the frame. For the latter, it creates a magnetic surface for attaching metallic elements.

Magnetic Mirror Frame
Magnetic Mirror Frame

31. Magnetic Wall Mural

In creating a magnetic wall mural, identify the wall space first and convert it into magnetic surface. You can attach a metal surface with magnetic capabilities or use magnetic primer to paint the wall.

After settling on your mural design, depending on your surface, you can attach NdFeB magnets or add magnetic elements. These elements will essentially constitute parts of your mural and have magnetic backings to stick on the metal wall surface.

Magnetic Wall Mural
Magnetic Wall Mural

32. Magnetic Tool Holder

Disorganized tools in a workshop can cause injuries and damage and having a magnetic tool holder can mitigate such. Identify a ferromagnetic material strip capable of accommodating and holding your tools. Secure this metal surface to a wall or table top.

Add high-strength magnets to the metal strip or use a magnetic sheet to cover the surface of the metal. You can then utilize the ferromagnetic capability of most tools and equipment to secure them on this holder.

Magnetic Tool Holder
Magnetic Tool Holder

33. Magnetic Makeup Organizer

After determining the size requirements of your makeup collection, work on a metal base like galvanized steel. Determine the layout and add magnetic strips to the back of your make up kits and containers.

Secure the metal base on a table top or wardrobe using mounting hardware like screws ensuring it can support the anticipated weight. You can then arrange the make-up items on the metal board.

Magnetic Makeup Organizer
Magnetic Makeup Organizer

34. Magnetic Sticky Notes

Having magnetic sticky notes allows you to conveniently place reminders and to-do-lists around your home or work area. First cut magnetic sheets into appropriate sizes for sticky notes and attach them to the back of index cards.

You can also use cardstock paper instead as the surface to pen your reminder or lists. Removing the backing on the magnetic sheets and attach to the cards/paper. You can then place them on magnetic surfaces like your fridge or CPU.

Magnetic Sticky Notes
Magnetic Sticky Notes

35. Magnetic Paperclip Holder

Using a magnetic paperclip holder will keep your paperclips organized and easily accessible on your workspace or desk. You can use a small lidded metallic container or jar with magnetic capabilities.

Insert a magnet in the container with a magnetic field strong enough to allow the container to exhibit magnetism. This way when you add paper clips in the container, they are held by both the magnets and container’s respective fields.

Magnetic Paperclip Holder
Magnetic Paperclip Holder

36. Magnetic Photo Display

Such a unique display makes changing and arranging photos really easy allowing you to make updates whenever. You can mount a magnetic photo display on a wall fashioned from a large metal sheet. It is also possible to convert a magnetic whiteboard for this purpose.

Magnetic Photo Display
Magnetic Photo Display

After printing out your photos, you can back them with adhesive magnetic strips to hold them on the board. Add the photos on the metal surface in a manner of your liking.

37. Magnetic Phone Stand

A hands-free experience when consuming content on your mobile phone can be made possible by a magnetic phone stand. Convert a small metal plate as a base for your stand secured to a dash or even a camera stand.

Magnetic Phone Stand
Magnetic Phone Stand

Use strong magnetic strips to give your phone magnetic capabilities by attaching on your phone’s backside. Place the phone on the metal plate in the desired position.

38. Magnetic LEGO Wall

With such a wall, you can utilize magnetic strength to make LEGO creations on a vertical surface. After identifying a wall area, apply magnetic primer/ paint to create the background for the LEGO creations.

Make the foundation LEGO bricks magnetic by adding magnetic strips to their base to securely adhere to the magnetic wall. Build over these bricks by stacking up other bricks in the ideal design.

DIY LEGO Board Magnetic Wall
DIY LEGO Board Magnetic Wall

39. Magnetic Spice Rack

In making a magnetic spice rack, use a board with a magnetized surface. You can make one by attaching a magnetic sheet over a wooden board or applying magnetic paint.

Cut out magnetic sheets to attach to the base of spice containers using adhesive. This way, you can securely position these containers over the magnetic/metal surface. You can label the containers for easier identification.

Magnetic Spice Rack
Magnetic Spice Rack

40. Magnetic Frames

Apply magnetic tape over a cardboard or sturdy paper evenly or at strategic points along the edges. The magnetic tape will be a point of attachment for your display item on the frame. You can secure these frames on walls.

Where intend to display a photo or an artwork, attach magnetic strips on their back. Position these items on the paper or cardboard ensuring they land over the magnetic points.

41. Magnetic Travel Map

You can use a wall as the support surface for your magnetic travel map. You can add magnetic primer on the wall, or use a metallic plate with a magnetic sheet. After printing out a world map in the desired size, adhere it to the wall or metal sheet.

Magnetic Travel Map
Magnetic Travel Map

When using a magnetic surface, you only need to have metal bases or your map elements and travel mementos. Otherwise you can stick magnetic strips to them to introduce a magnetic field with the metal sheet.

42. Magnetic Wall Art

Here, you can use a wooden board or canvas as the base for your magnetic wall art. Determine your ideal size and shape and apply magnetic primer over the entire board or canvas surface.

After inputting the non-magnetic elements of tour art, add the magnetic elements using magnetic strips at their base. This way, you can add these elements to the wall art by moving the pieces on the board or canvas.

Magnetic Wall Art
Magnetic Wall Art

43. Magnetic Notice Board

Notice boards are a convenient way of disseminating information and can be fashioned with magnetic capability. You can utilize a magnetic board of adequate size, or convert a metal sheet into an ideal board using magnetic primer.

Magnetic Notice Board
Magnetic Notice Board

To stick notices on the board, attach magnetic stripes to your postings where the board is metallic abut not magnetic. For magnetic boards, use small metal pieces instead of pins to hold the paper on the board.

44. Magnetic Coasters

You can convert normal coasters into magnetic ones by attaching small magnetic strips to their bottom. Adhesive tape/putty will be useful in this case unless the magnetic strips are self-adhering.

Such coasters can work on a magnetic surface like a metal or where a wooden surface has been overlain with metallic/magnetic sheet. The magnetic coaster holds in place by magnetic attraction preventing sudden movement that can lead to spillage.

Magnetic Coasters
Magnetic Coasters

45. Magnetic Family Gallery Wall

A magnetic family gallery wall does not only carry memories but relive monumental family occasions. Upon identifying the ideal wall area, prepare the magnetic surface by utilizing a metal sheet or creating a magnetic board.

Add magnetic strips across the back of photos, certificates or relevant family memento you want to mount on the wall. Carefully positon each ensuring it adheres appropriately on the gallery wall.

Magnetic Family Gallery Wall
Magnetic Family Gallery Wall

46. Magnetic Toy Storage

Toy storage ensures toys are centrally and securely located preventing their scattering and cluttering all over the place. Construct a magnetic surface by utilizing a metal/magnetic sheet over a wooden board.

Depending on the toy and its size, attach a proportionate amount of magnetic strips on the surface. This allows you to mount these toys on the magnetic surface which can be mounted on a wall or shelf.

Magnetic Toy Storage
Magnetic Toy Storage

47. Magnetic Floating Wine Glass Holders

You can use these floating wine glass holders to display wine glasses in your dining area or living room. Make small hooks from high strength Neo magnets capable of securely holding the glass stems or bottoms.

You can secure the hooks on a shelf or table top from whence the glasses will be floated. Apply magnetic strips to the base of these wine glasses or their stems to provide a point of magnetic attachment.

Magnetic Floating Wine Glass Holder
Magnetic Floating Wine Glass Holder

48. Magnetic Pen Holder

Pens are an essential tool in offices and classes and magnetic pen holders provide a unique way of organizing them. You can utilize a desktop holder by using magnetic strips to secure containers on a metallic surface on a desk.

Magnetic Pen Holder
Magnetic Pen Holder

Another option is to add magnetic strips to the pen tops and directly attach them to the metal plating. This works well for a vertical mounting such as a wall since it uses considerably more space.

49. Magnetic Toy Car Track

You can utilize magnets and metal surfaces to create a track capable of holding mobile toy cars without falling off. Construct a track of ideal length using a metal sheet with the appropriate width to accommodate the toy car dimensions.

Modify the toy cars by attaching neodymium, ferrite or alnico magnets to their bottom ensuring they are centrally aligned. The magnet creates a magnetic field that interacts with the track ensuring the toy car does not veer off.

Magnetic Toy Car Track
Magnetic Toy Car Track

50. Magnetic Recipe Holder

In making a magnetic recipe holder, prepare a magnetic board by cutting out a metal plate of adequate measurements. You can also use a wooden board overlain with a magnetic sheet. Mount the board on the wall close to your kitchen top’s workspace.

Magnetic Recipe Card Holder
Magnetic Recipe Card Holder

Thereafter, print out a recipe or write it down on hard paper attaching magnetic strips to its back. Alternatively, you can stick the recipe on a small metallic piece when using a magnetic board.

Conclusion

As you can see, there are many DIY magnet projects and ideas you can try. Clearly, magnets play an important role in modern industries.

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