DIY Wedding Crafts with Magnets
You’ve heard the classic saying, “April showers bring May flowers”, but maybe you’ve also heard, “May flowers bring June brides”. Wedding season is almost upon us and the planning that leads up to a couple’s big day can be stressful and exhausting. Whether you, a family member, or a friend will be the one walking down the aisle this year, everyone involved in wedding planning needs a day off every now and then. Gather your bridal party for a relaxing day trying out these fun, easy, and inexpensive magnetic, DIY wedding crafts for some stress-free celebration!
Bride and Groom Magnetic Clothespin
“You may now kiss the bride!” may be the most iconic line in a wedding ceremony and the moment that really kicks off the party. This fun and easy craft is the perfect way to preserve and remember that special moment forever. These DIY wedding crafts can be customized to the shape of your wedding dress, your color scheme, and even the facial features on the bride and groom!
What You Will Need
- Wood clothespin with spring
- Black craft paint
- White craft paint
- Brown, yellow, or orange paint (for brown, blonde, or red hair)
- Small paint brush
- Paper plate
- Aluminum Foil
- Glue gun and hot glue sticks
- White fabric (optional)
- Ribbon or lace (optional, for the veil)
- Thin black sharpie
- Red colored pencil
- 6mm x 1mm Disc Magnets
- Take the clothespin apart. This will make it easier to completely paint on the dress and tuxedo.
- Paint about ¾ of one piece of the disassembled clothespin white, stopping about halfway up the notch in the pin. Lay on aluminum foil so the paint doesn’t stick and let dry completely.
- Paint ¾ of the other side of the disassembled clothespin to create the groom, but this time stopping just below the notch in the pin to leave room for the tuxedo collar. Also lay on the aluminum foil to avoid the paint sticking and let dry completely.
- Use the white paint again to create the collar on the groom, painting just above the black and stopping about halfway up the notch of the pin, making the groom’s paint even with the bride. Return to the aluminum foil and let dry completely.
- Unite the bride and groom by reassembling the clothespin.
- Use the thin black sharpie to draw the eyes on both the bride and the groom. Most people close eyes when they kiss, so to create this look draw a small, flat line on each side of the faces of the bride and groom.
- Give the bride some rosy cheeks and red lipstick with the red colored pencil. Make a small circle on the both cheeks of the bride and draw a small line on the mouth of the bride to create the red lips.
- If you choose to add ribbon or a small piece of lace for a veil or the skirt of the dress, use the glue gun and hot glue to attach the veil to the back of the head and/or to the back of the “dress” for a fuller or ball gown skirt look.
- Use the glue gun again to apply a small amount of glue to the magnet. Attach the magnet to one side of the clothespin and hold for a moment to be sure the glue adheres.
- Attach to a magnetic surface in your home, or among the decorations at your bridal shower or wedding reception and get ready to celebrate!
Magnetic Felt Flowers
Any bride will agree it’s not a wedding without flowers! In the bouquets, the ceremony space, the centerpieces, you can’t go wrong with these beautiful creations on your big day. Live flowers won’t last long following the wedding, but these cute little decorations will. Make your special day last even longer with these inexpensive and easy magnetic DIY wedding crafts: felt flowers that will last as long as your marriage—forever!
What You Will Need
- Glue gun and hot glue sticks
- 9” x 12” colored felt sheets (you’ll need one for sheet for each flower, however many you want to make)
- Green felt (for the leaves)
- Printed pattern for the petals
- Scotch Tape
- 4mm x 1mm Disc Magnets for each flower
- Find a petal pattern online and print it out onto a piece of paper. Tape the paper pattern onto the colored felt (not the green felt) with the scotch tape.
- Cut the felt to the paper pattern so that you now have one long, piece of felt that has a flat edge on the bottom and a scalloped edge.
- Starting on one end of the felt along the straight edge, use the glue gun to apply a thin line of glue along the edge of the entire piece of felt.
- Take one edge of the felt and start to roll it up. Hold the small bundle of rolled felt between your thumb and middle finger and then continue to roll the felt, allowing the glue to take hold.
- Once you have rolled the entire strip of felt into the flower (the scalloped edges should look the petals on a flower!), apply a generous amount of hot glue onto the bottom of the felt flower.
- Cut out a circle of felt the same piece you used for the flower so that the colors match.
- Press the felt circle onto the back of the flower. Hold for a few seconds so that the glue adheres.
- Use the scissors to cut small pieces of the green felt in the shape of leaves, about 3-4.
- Use the glue gun and to apply small amounts of glue to one corner of each “leaf”. Attach the leaves to the back of the flower, overlapping them slightly. Let dry.
- Apply a small amount of hot glue to the magnet. Press the magnet onto the back of the flower, so that the leaves are between the back of the flower and the magnet. Hold for a few seconds to make sure the glue adheres.
- Repeat these steps for as many flowers you want to make, whether you are only making a couple or an entire bouquet. Attach the flowers to a magnetic surface to enjoy the beauty of your special day!
Your wedding is an event you will remember for the rest of your life. Between the ceremony, reception, and all the time spent in between with family and friends, make it the best and most beautiful day of your life with these fun and easy DIY wedding crafts! For more ideas on crafting with magnets, be sure to check out our blog!