How to Make Vinyl Magnets with Cricut Maker!


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Learn how to make your own vinyl magnets using the Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2. This fun DIY is quick and makes a fun gift. Plus, these can stick on cars, metal water bottles, car bumper stickers, lockers and much more! Design any image you want, even something you drew yourself and turn it into the perfect magnet.

How to Make Vinyl Magnets with Cricut Maker!

Learn how to make your own vinyl magnets using the Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2. This fun DIY is quick and makes a fun gift. Plus, these can stick on cars, metal water bottles, car bumper stickers, lockers and much more! Design any image you want, even something you drew yourself and turn it into the perfect magnet.

Stick around to the end of the post for all my tips on starting your own Cricut Business, Everything you need to know before buying a Cricut and a bunch of Homemade Cricut Gift ideas!

Are you familiar with Fallout 4? It's a first person shooter, post apocalyptic game with quests, companions and lots of radiated monsters. The currency of the game is bottle caps, hence Nuka Girl as the cola mascot. There's magazines you can collect, that's the Grognak magnet below.

It's my husbands favorite video game. He plays it with various mods every Winter to help him cope with the cold. I decided to make some Fallout 4 themed magnets for him for Christmas. I just knew it would be fun for him.

Are you familiar with Fallout 4? It's a first person shooter, post apocalyptic game with quests, companions and lots of radiated monsters. The currency of the game is bottle caps, hence Nuka Girl as the cola mascot. There's magazines you can collect, that's the Grognak magnet below.  It's my husbands favorite video game. He plays it with various mods every Winter to help him cope with the cold. I decided to make some Fallout 4 themed magnets for him for Christmas. I just knew it would be fun for him.

I showed last month how to make vinyl stickers using the Cricut Maker. Here's the full post for all the details.

Supplies Needed for Homemade Magnets:

Printer (I'm using an HP Deskjet)
Scissors
Clear Spray Coat
Images to turn into magnets

Okay, really though, we'll start by referencing this post for how to make stickers, then we will pick up here and turn them into magnets. These stickers are so much fun to make and super useful!
How to Make Stickers with Cricut Printable Vinyl--Plus Giveaway! I mean, who doesn't want a gift with my cute face on it!? I thought it would be funny to give my friends gifts with my face on them. I made stickers using Cricut Printable Vinyl and the Print-and-Cut feature. If you haven't made your own stickers yet, you'll love this!

Step 1: Design Sticker Image

Begin by opening up Cricut Design Space. Then click the upload button.

Step 1: Design Sticker Image Begin by opening up Cricut Design Space. Then click the upload button.

Select your desired picture and remove the background if needed. Then select the COMPLEX image type.

Select your desired picture and remove the background if needed. Then select the COMPLEX image type.

Next save the image as a Print Then Cut image.

Next save the image as a Print Then Cut image.

And then upload the image into your canvas. Arrange and attach images as desired and then send click make!

And then upload the image into your canvas. Arrange and attach images as desired and then send click make!

Step 2: Print Stickers

Send the page to the printer. It will print a rectangle registration mark around the entire page. The Cricut is amazing and will scan the marks so it cuts it out perfectly.

Step 2: Print Stickers Send the page to the printer. It will print a rectangle registration mark around the entire page. The Cricut is amazing and will scan the marks so it cuts it out perfectly.

Step 3: Cut Stickers

After printing, place the page on the Cricut Light Grip Mat and then place it in the Cricut.

Step 3: Cut Stickers After printing, place the page on the Cricut Light Grip Mat and then place it in the Cricut.
The Cricut will scan the black border registration mark around the images and then line up the blade perfectly to cut all the stickers out.

Supplies Needed for Homemade Magnets: Cricut Cutting Machine and Mat Cricut Printable Vinyl Printer (I'm using an HP Deskjet) Magnet Sheet Scissors Clear Spray Coat Images to turn into magnets

The stickers are ready to use! They could be used just like this as stickers for notebooks, water bottles, or other nostalgic purposes.

The stickers are ready. They could be used just like this as stickers for notebooks, water bottles, or other nostalgic purposes.

Step 6: Magnet Sheet

Now peel off the covering off the magnetic sheet. Peel off a sticker and adhere it on the sticky surface of the magnet. Repeat for each sticker.

Step 6: Magnet Sheet Now peel off the covering off the magnetic sheet. Peel off a sticker and adhere it on the sticky surface of the magnet. Repeat for each sticker.

Step 7: Cut Magnet

Now use the scissors to cut around each sticker carefully. Take your time and use small scissors. It can be a little tricky because the magnet sticks to the scissors a bit. It's not too much work though. The square images I just cut on my paper cutter, so that was a cinch.

It may be possible to adhere the sticker page to a magnet page and then have the Cricut cut them out together, but I did not want to waste all the extra magnet. It would likely take the deep cut blade to cut through the magnet sheet entirely.

I'll give it a try some other day and see how it goes--then I will let you know the results!

Step 7: Cut Magnet Now use the scissors to cut around each sticker carefully. Take your time and use small scissors. It can be a little tricky because the magnet sticks to the scissors a bit. It's not too much work though. The square images I just cut on my paper cutter, so that was a cinch.  It may be possible to adhere the sticker page to a magnet page and then have the Cricut cut them out together, but I did not want to waste all the extra magnet. It would likely take the deep cut blade to cut through the magnet sheet entirely.  I'll give it a try some other day and see how it goes--then I will let you know the results!

Now the magnets are ready to hang on the fridge, car or other place to enjoy! Magnets make a great alternative to bumper stickers that are hard to remove. 

What kind of magnets are you excited to make? Draw your own images, make party favors themed with the party, or make some for better organization as labels.

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Learn how to make your own vinyl magnets using the Cricut Maker or Cricut Explore Air 2. This fun DIY is quick and makes a fun gift. Plus, these can stick on cars, metal water bottles, car bumper stickers, lockers and much more! Design any image you want, even something you drew yourself and turn it into the perfect magnet.


This time of year is all about holiday crafting and gifts, whether we like it or not. I choose to like it! In fact, I love it. I like making handmade gifts or adding personal touches to all my gift giving. Cricut has made gift giving and personalization a breeze!  I've been using Cricut since 2016 and I am hooked. I use my Cricut nearly daily. I have the Explore Air 2, the Cricut Maker and Cricut Joy. I love them all for different reasons. If I had to just buy one, it would hands-down be the Maker. The Maker has so many options! You may not feel like you need the additional options, but the learning curve is quick and you'll want to keep trying the next thing.  Whichever you decide, they are all fabulous and can help you with your Christmas crafting and gift giving. Plus, you can start a holiday side hustle using the Cricut and help out some friends with their gift giving too!

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