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Craftey & Lovebird Heartworks: DIY Fridge Magnets

Craftey + Lovebird Heartworks - DIY Magnets with Color Chimp Luxe HTV Main

Follow along as Megan from Lovebird Heartworks walks you through how to create this set of fun magnets using Color Chimp Luxe HTV in this simple tutorial! For more project ideas and inspiration, be sure to check out the Craftey Community!

As a crafter, you can almost guarantee if I’ve got free time I’ll be in my crafting space, how about you? Sometimes I need a gentle reminder to Get Outside. So, why not craft one?! Sounds like a win-win!! A great place to put a reminder is right on the fridge, so today, let’s make some magnets.

Craftey + Lovebird Heartworks - DIY Magnets with Color Chimp Luxe HTV Materials

For this project you will need:

  • Get Outside SVG file – 3 designs (download them here)
  • Cutting Machine (Cricut Maker used for this project)
  • Color Chimp Luxe Heat Transfer Vinyl in Black and White
  • Weeding Tool
  • Easy Press/Heat Press (or Iron)
  • Wood Disks (3” is a great size for this project)
  • Magnetic Adhesive Dots (I’m using Aleene’s brand) 

Step 1: Upload the Get Outside SVG File into Design Space (or cutting machine software).

Craftey + Lovebird Heartworks - DIY Magnets with Color Chimp Luxe HTV in Design Space

This project has been designed for 3” disks, resize if necessary.

Step 2: Make It. 

Craftey + Lovebird Heartworks - DIY Magnets with Color Chimp Luxe HTV Mirror

Don’t forget to Mirror your project. Place your HTV shiny side (carrier sheet) down onto the mat.

Tip, if you haven’t adjusted the sizing: This project is on the smaller scale so you can precut your HTV into 2 strips (1 black, 1 white) 10½“ x 3½” each. Put one strip in the top left corner of the mat and the other strip in the lower right corner. Instead of using 2 separate mats, after you eject the mat when the first cut is complete, simply rotate the mat 180º and feed it back through for the second cut.

Step 3: Weeding.

Craftey + Lovebird Heartworks - DIY Magnets with Color Chimp Luxe HTV Weeding

Peel your HTV away from the mat. Remove all the excess vinyl around the design with your favorite weeding tool.

Step 4: HTV Application.

Craftey + Lovebird Heartworks - DIY Magnets with Color Chimp Luxe HTV Step 4 - 1-4

Start by placing and centering the black/background circles on the wood disk. For Color Chimp Luxe HTV you’ll want to set your heat to 300º and press your design for 5 seconds. After you’ve pressed the black circle onto the disks peel off the carrier sheet and repeat the process with the rest of the design. Repeat this process for each wood disk.

Craftey + Lovebird Heartworks - DIY Magnets with Color Chimp Luxe HTV Step 4 - 6 Peel

Step 5: Apply Magnetic Adhesive Dots.

Craftey + Lovebird Heartworks - DIY Magnets with Color Chimp Luxe HTV Step 5 Magnetic dots

With magnetic dots that already have adhesive backing, like Aleene’s brand, this part is easy peasy. Just remove the white backing and press the magnets to the back of your wood disk. I used 3 magnets on each disk for stability. You could also apply standard magnets with glue if you choose.

Step 6: Take your crafty self over to a magnetic surface and hang your new creations.

Craftey + Lovebird Heartworks - DIY Magnets with Color Chimp Luxe HTV Complete

Other Project Variations: These 3 designs could be applied with or without the background and of course you could use any color combinations.

Although I used these designs for magnets, they would also make great decals, shirts or anything else you could think of for yourself or anyone else who loves (or needs) to Get Outside.

If you're ready to give this project a try, head over to the Craftey shop to find the materials used in this project, including Color Chimp Luxe Heat Transfer Vinyl.

I’d love to see what you create with these designs. Come and say “Hey There” to me over on Instagram at Lovebird_Heartworks and tag me in your posted projects. I’d love to share them.


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