If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed my recent obsession with watercolors. I just love their vibrant colors, and I think that there are so many beautiful things that even people who wouldn’t consider themselves artists at all can make with them.
This project was a little bit of an experiment for me. I wasn’t quite sure how these DIY magnets would turn out, and played around with a few different versions of the same idea before figuring out which one looked best.
I actually ended up using my nicer set of watercolors (the rectangular ones) to make these magnets because they have the most vibrant colors. (Check out this post on basic watercolors supplies for more info). You could use really any watercolors for this post, like the round ones in some of the pictures, which you can find at JoAnn’s for about $8. The colors are just slightly less vibrant, but they are still really beautiful.
- Podgeable shapes (Sold in the Mod Podge aisle. I used a bunch of plain rectangular ones, but there are also a lot of other fun shapes and some that are charms.)
- Paper Mod Podge
- White cardstock
- A flat paintbrush (See this post for a description of different kinds of brushes)
Carrie Waller says
Lindsay Ponta says
So pretty – these would make a great teacher gift, too!
Breanna Bertolini says
Ah these are the best! So fun and colorful 🙂
Amy W says
Uhm, this is amazing! I really love how easy but gorgeous they are.
Amy @ Homey Oh My! says
I LOVE this idea!! Podgeable shapes- you're opening up a whole new world for me right now.
Laura (TLN) says
Beautifully doable! They would be ever so lovely on a magnetic mood board or perhaps made into clips. Hmmm… 🙂 Thanks for sharing!
Pretty! I'm a sucker for anything watercolour so this is right up my alley!
I love how these turned out! I have tried watercolor painting, but never liked how things looked. I love your vibrant colors!!
S Marie says
These are so bright and beautiful! I've been wanting to revamp our fridge magnets. Thanks for sharing!
Nina Lewis says
I absolutely LOVE this idea. They are so colorful and bright. I'm putting this on my to-do list.
I have a link party that I am trying to grow. I invite you to share this (and 2-3 other ideas) at my Grandma Ideas Sharing Time link party at http://grandmaideas.com. I think that my readers would really enjoy your idea!
It goes from Wednesday at 1:00 a.m. until Friday night at midnight. I hope to see you there.
All the best,
Jessy @ The Life Jolie says
What a sweet project- definitely pinning for when my daughter is older!
Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
I love how these came out – so colorful!
Erica Sooter says
So pretty! Love the ethereal look of watercolors! Now I just wish that my fridge wasn't stainless steel so magnets would stick!
Kathleen Aherne says
What a great idea and so pretty, love all the colors on your blog. Thanks for bringing this idea to the #HomeMattersParty
The Crowned Goat says
These are so awesome! I love the bright and cheery colors!
These are so cute! I'm obsessed with watercolours. Found you on The SITS Blog!