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GEEKIFIED: DIY Space Invader Magnets!

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Here’s another GEEKIFIED project from Pinterest. We’re making Space Invader Magnets based off a project on Pinterest! The original are these DIY Famingo Pushipins on Tell Love and Party, and GEEKIFIED are these Space Invader Magnets  from yours truly.

 Space Invader Magnets

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So, I found these DIY Famingo Pushipins on Tell Love and Party, and thought they were amazing.

DIY Flamingo Push Pins – Tell Love and Party

Seriously – how cute??

But, they gave me a bigger idea – I can use this method for SO MANY THINGS!! Even cosplay!

So, the first thing I did to test this method was to make little magnets. Now that I have my own space in my office, I like to decorate. I’ll be taking these little babies to works.

Here are the instructions!

First, everything you need is here.

It’s essentially a silicone mold (I used THIS ice cube tray from Fred & Friends), a hot glue gun and glue sticks, some magnets, paint and a paintbrush. Easy peasy. People still say this right?

 Materials Needed

From there, it’s even simpler. You fill the mold with hot glue using a hot glue gun. I’ve found it’s best to fill these intricate molds by letting your gun heat up fully, and then squeezing a thin, complete layer at the bottom, so you can get all the details. After that, you should be able to go slowly and fill up the rest (going slow will prevent air bubbles), going in layers.

Once you reach towards the top, but not quite, let it harden up a bit, so you have a place to rest the magnet, and fill around. If you overfill a little, it’s easy to trim off a bit, as shown. Then drop the magnet in and let it dry more.

 Hot Glue in molds, then add magnet

After that, let them solidify (I left mine in the mold for 20 minutes), and then pop them out and paint them. I didn’t use a primer, but I did use 2 coats of paint.

 Close up of front

VOILA! You’re all set.

 Finished magnets

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