Create your own reminder of places traveled (or places you wish to travel to) with these DIY map magnets. If you don’t have any maps laying around, simply print out sections of maps from Google! Stick them on your fridge, in your office, or anywhere else you’d like to forever remember your trips.

What You’ll Need:

  1. Clear, round glass “rocks” – find them in the floral section of your local craft store
  2. Mod Podge
  3. Small paintbrush
  4. Scissors
  5. Pencil/Pen
  6. Maps/prints to cut up
  7. 1 pack or more of round neodymium disc magnets
  8. Hot glue gun

Steps:

  1. Lay out the map/paper and trace one of the rocks around it
  2. Use the scissors to cut out the map—it’s better to cut smaller than larger as you don’t want any paper sticking out
  3. Apply Mod Podge to the back of the glass rock and place it on top of the map
  4. Add another layer of Mod Podge to seal everything in and let it dry
  5. Glue one magnet to the back of each rock and let dry

There you have it! This quick and easy DIY will give you all the wanderlust. As an added bonus, you can now use these magnets to hang up other pictures or postcards from your trips!

Featured Magnets

While many disc magnets may work for this project, there are a few things to keep in mind. Typical glass stones will be about the size of a penny, so you can use our reference pictures as a perfect guide! For this project, look for round disc magnets with diameters of at least 10mm but less than 1/2 in. Flatter magnets will be the perfect choice to enhance your new project.  We recommend 1mm-1/16” thickness for easy application and good strength.

If you just want magnets to use as decor, we’d recommend our 10mm x 1mm discs.  

For magnets to hold up heavier items, such as thick photos or postcards, we recommend our ½ in x 1/16 in disc. These magnets are packaged in quantities of 20-30 pieces per set making this project not only fun but economical.  The sky is the limit! Feel free to expand on our idea and make hundreds of interesting items. As always, you can find more projects like this on the magnets for crafts section of our blog.