DIY concrete magnets

DIY concrete magnets

Yesterday we were so excited to see our DIY concrete magnets tutorial feature in Canberra Times’ nest magazine!

We’re sharing this fun DIY on our blog for those of you who couldn’t get your hands on a copy.

DIY concrete magnets

Add some personality to your fridge with our fun DIY concrete magnets!

Concrete is trending on the home interiors scene and now you can bring this look into your home with this quick and easy DIY.

This tutorial uses Silicone ice cube trays to set the concrete — these trays are available in all sorts of shapes and even letters so why not get creative?

Items you will need

  • Silicone ice cube tray in your choice of shape
  • Concrete
  • Sand
  • Water
  • Bucket
  • Stirrer
  • Magnets
  • Superglue
  • Paint (we used Haymes ‘Charlotte’ pink and ‘Real Copper’)
  • Paint brush

Steps:

  1. Mix up a small batch of concrete following the instructions on the packet (generally 1 cup concrete to 1 cup sand and ½ cup water).
  2. Once you have a smooth consistency, spoon the concrete mixture into your ice cube tray. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
  3. Step 2_Pour concrete into ice tray

  4. Carefully pop the concrete shapes out of the tray. You can lightly sand them to remove any imperfections.
  5. Concrete magnet

  6. Paint or decorate your shapes however you like.
  7. Step 3_Remove concrete magnets

  8. Finish by gluing a magnet to the back of each shape.

Finished magnets scattered landscape

Tips:

– If your ice cube molds are large enough, you may want to gently press the magnet into the wet concrete so it sits flush against the back. Note: this only works with large shapes as the concrete needs to have at least a 3mm edge around the magnet to avoid cracking.
– Create a dip-dyed look by using masking tape around the concrete shape and only painting the bottom half.

What do you think of this fun and inexpensive craft idea? Tell us in the comments below!

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