DIY Vintage Jewelry Magnets

By: Amy Nguyen from
DIY Vintage Jewelry Magnets
DIY Vintage JEwelry Magnets

"Turning old brooches into beautiful magnets is so simple. It can be done in just two simple steps with only a couple of inexpensive supplies. I took a few old brooches that had been sitting in a drawer and made lovely magnets out of them in just about ten minutes. I love the little bit of glamour and sparkle that these add to my refrigerator.  Everyone has magnets on their refrigerator.  Why not make them beautiful?"

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueGeneral Crafts


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Brooches
  • Pliers
  • Ceramic .5" magnets
  • E6000 glue


  1. Carefully pull the clasps off of the back of the brooches with pliers.

  2. Put a dot of E6000 glue on one of the ceramic magnets, and press it onto the back of a brooch.

  3. Let the brooch sit upside down over night for the glue to set.

  4. Hang the magnets on your fridge. :)

NotesBe sure to go slowly and gently when pulling the clasps off of the back, so that you don't pull pieces off of the brooch itself. As you can see, I did this myself, but fortunately, was able to repair the brooch with the glue.

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