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I love gemstone and agate designs, but anything remotely rock-like gets stolen by my children, to be pushed around by their toy bulldozers, so I needed to get creative. Adding some graphic gem designs to our house has been on my decorating list for a while, and I recently had the motivation to hang up some visual affirmations. Reminders help me maintain some of the changes I’ve been working towards in the new year! I have a free pattern and tutorial for how to make felt faux gem magnets if you want to try yourself; they are quick and easy – I can picture a whole set in jewel tones.
These are some of my favorite colors, so I love having them up on the fridge. I like these so much better than the plain, boring ones we were using before!
Find more fun felt craft projects in these posts:
- Felt MOM bookmark craft
- The cutest felt animals patterns to sew!
- 25+ ideas for what to do with leftover felt
Silk products make it easy to switch towards more plant based products – I didn’t know they even had non-dairy yogurt until this post but my husband is going to be happy. He grew up loving cow milk and yogurt, but realized as an adult that he felt a lot better not drinking/eating it.
Pin this fun felt craft tutorial for later using this link or collage image:
If you’d like to make some diy magnets for yourself, it will only take an afternoon; or get friends together and make it a craft night.
How to Make Faux Gem Magnets
- Printable pattern – sign up for my newsletter and get the password to access this free template in my resource library
- Wool blend felt scraps – this felt is from Benzie Design.
- Pattern transfer method – I use Fabri-Solvy
- Embroidery needle
- Polyfill stuffing
- Perle cotton
- Coordinating thread or embroidery floss
- Hemostats (optional)
- Small magnets*
1- Transfer the pattern on to the felt and stitch around the design with the perle cotton floss. I used a simple back stitch. If you used Fabri Solvy, now is the time to rinse it away! Lay the gem shape on top of the felt and cut a second, matching shape for the back.
2- Use the coordinating floss (1 strand) or thread and hand sew a running stitch (or blanket stitch would work too) around the outer edges. Stop with about 1″ open and gently insert stuffing, then the magnet, and more stuffing around it. I like using hemostats to get stuffing in there! Finish sewing it closed, and you’re done!
How are your New Year’s resolutions going – what will you put up on your fridge as a visual reminder? Which of the Silk products is your favorite?