Painted Rock Magnets (DIY)

What on earth are you going to do with all those silly little pebbles you and your kids pick up on vacation?  Might I suggest turning those natural souvenirs into fridge magnets to enjoy daily.  Here’s what you’ll need:


Rocks (look for at least one flat side)

E6000 adhesive

High magnetic strength ceramic magnet discs

Oil based Sharpie markers




Clean the rocks, let dry, and maybe even rub the “bottom” down with alcohol.  Place a sheet of paper in a cookie sheet beneath a matrix of magnets.  Squeeze a garbanzo bean (bigger than a pea) sized glop of glue on each magnet.  Gently place a rock on each magnet.  The rocks will shift a bit while they settle, so have a glass of wine and readjust the rocks about 5-10 minutes later.  Let glue dry overnight…or just finish the bottle and watch Castle.







The rock magnets are beautiful as is, but they can be painted!  Depending on your skill level and Pinterest obsession, you could get pretty creative!  I make pretty maps but I can’t draw without a computer mouse, so I kept mine simple and geometric.  I’d love to see what you come up with!




See…I told you rocks were cool…