By Yarn and Needlework Contributor Stephanie from the blog Twilly 23
Game fridge magnets are a great craft to make. They can be personalized to your own kitchen and also make a great gift.
Thrift stores offer ample supplies for making your own. Second hand games often are missing a few pieces which makes them perfect to turn into fridge magnets. My new fridge magnets are made from an old Scrabble game and a box of dominoes. This pattern is highly adaptable. You can use plastic checkers or random puzzle pieces.
- Game pieces (ideally small and lightweight)
- Adhesive magnets .5” wide
Since the magnet strip comes curled, I rolled the magnet trip gently backwards to straighten it before cutting.
For the Scrabble tiles, I chose letters that would form desired words.
Cut magnets .5” long. Peel off the backing and press firmly to the back of the game piece.
Repeat step for all Scrabble letters.
For the dominoes I selected nine dominoes that could all be matched into a running pattern.
Cut two .5” squares for each domino. Peel off the backing and press firmly to the back. I applied two squares to each domino.
Repeat step for all dominoes.
Stick them on your fridge and stand back to admire your work.
Rearrange letters at whim or play quick games with your housemates.
Recycled game magnets make great housewarming and wedding gifts. You can match the game pieces to the recipients’ favorite games.