I found this really neat tutorial on How About Orange (a favorite site of mine), which uses Pantone chips to make bright, cheery magnets. If you don’t have Pantone chips, don’t fret, you can use any other colorful paint chips you have around (or pick a few up for FREE at the hardware/home improvement store).
Paint Chip Magnets
- Pantone chips (or other paint chips)
- Double-sided tape
- White acrylic paint
- Self-adhesive magnets
- Paper glaze
- Bookboard or other thick cardboard
1. Cut small pieces of the bookboard or other thick cardboard with an X-acto knife. Make the pieces exactly the size of the Pantone chips. Then paint the edges white using the acrylic paint.
2. Attach the chip to the cardboard with double-sided tape.
3. Then cover the face of the chip with paper glaze. It dries with a clear, raised glass-like surface. There are a few products on the market, like Aleene’s Paper Glaze. Let it dry overnight.
4. Finally, attach a magnet to the back.
5. Stick the magnets to whatever you want! Fridge, filing cabinet, dry erase board, etc.