Message in a Magnet

DIY Rose Magnet

So I made these cute little magnets for mothers day. I wrote messages on the petals of the flowers and my mothers loved it! I know I missed the boat on posting this in time for mother’s day, but these are still gorgeous little magnets that can make great gifts or party favors any time of the year.

So, the bulk of the tutorial comes from another tutorial. Why reinvent the wheel when there are already so many amazing paper roses out there? I spent a long time looking, and I think this is the best one. I’ll include a few tips to make the rose making easier.

Materials: pretty paper, a glue gun and glue stick, a gel pen, a strip of magnet tape

Total Cost: Less than a dollar each – easy

1. fold your paper to make cutting the leaves faster and easier.

DIY Rose magnet

2. Write your messages on the petals. You can do one word at a time or several. I learned that the most visible messages come just before the tip of the paper.

DIY magnet rose

3. Use something long and skinny to shape your petals. I used a barbecue skewer, but a chopstick, knitting needle, or crochet hook would work equally well.

DIY Rose magnet

4. Fold excess paper into a thick rectangle and hot glue it to the back of your rose. Take a small strip of magnet tape and put it directly on the rectangle. Give it a few hours before using so the magnet adhesive has time to really stick to the paper – or just hot glue the magnet on, that works too ;)

DIY Rose magnet

And that’s it! Beautiful magnet roses with lovely messages. Place it at mom’s eye level for a nice surprise.

DIY Rose magnet

I love putting pretty things on the fridge!

DIY Rose Magnet

Happy Crafting!


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE these magnets. What an awesome idea! Your photos of the project are gorgeous too!

  2. These are really sweet!
    Found you via “Cure for the Common Monday”

  3. These are so pretty! What an awesome gift they would make for mothers day, or for a close friend/sisters birthday. I will definitely make these!


  4. These magnets are darling! I love your writing, I thought it was a font! These would make great gifts for a wedding or bridal shower too :)

  5. How cute is this!!! LOVE IT!! Such great personalized magnets!

    Thank you for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! Can’t wait to see what you link up this evening!


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