DIY Gold Magnetic Letters

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Okay, so I have a super easy and totally fabulous “I Create” for you today! You know how much I’m loving gold these days. Well, I’m taking it to a whole new level with this project. As much as I wish I could take credit for the awesomeness, I actually saw the idea on Pinterest. Go figure. As soon as I did however, I knew I had to recreate it. I believe it was Jan of Poppytalk who pinned the idea. So thank you, Jan!

DIY Gold Magnet Letters | Inspired by Charm

As you may have guessed from the title and pictures, I made gold magnetic letters. Tell me they are not fun! I loved these letters as a kid and I may love them even more as an adult.

DIY Gold Magnet Letters | Inspired by Charm

DIY Gold Magnet Letters | Inspired by Charm

To make the letters, you will need magnetic letters, plastic primer spray paint, and gold spray paint. I found these particular letters on Amazon because that’s pretty much where I find a lot of things these days. Both paints are from Walmart. I am crazy about this gold paint. Remember I used it to paint my plant stands? Despite how it looks on the cap, the color and sheen are perfect.

DIY Gold Magnet Letters | Inspired by Charm

DIY Gold Magnet Letters | Inspired by Charm

In a well-ventilated area, on a piece of paper or cardboard, start by spraying the back of your letters with the primer. I sprayed right over the magnets. They hold just as well with the paint. (Though, be aware that these letters aren’t really designed to post notes and pictures since the magnet is very small.) Cover both sides of the letters with two coats of the primer; then follow with two coats of the gold or until the letters are completely painted. Allow time for drying in between each coat.

That’s it! I told you this project would be super easy.

Aren’t they beautiful, too?

DIY Gold Magnet Letters | Inspired by Charm

I immediately covered my refrigerator with them. I think they would look amazing on a black magnetic surface, but I don’t have one. Taking pictures on a white glossy refrigerator is a challenge. I considered making a magnetic chalkboard, but I ran out of time and didn’t have the necessary supplies.

DIY Gold Magnet Letters | Inspired by Charm

DIY Gold Magnet Letters | Inspired by Charm

I know I’m going to have some fun with these!

So what do you think of the gold letters? Are you going to make some “bling” for your fridge?

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I Create: 1. Tabletop Cactus Garden  2. DIY Gold Magnetic Letters

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    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oh perfect! You’re very welcome.

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww – thanks so much Val! 🙂

      xo Michael

  • tiina at

    What a wonderfull idea!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Tina!

      xo Michael

  • Emily at

    Will be making these soon for our staff room! I had a huge box of magnetic letters from when I taught kindergarten. I sure hope it works okay without primer. Going to give it a try tonight!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Perfect! It’s an even better project when you have the supplies on hand. Have fun! I’m sure you can do it without primer, but the paint may chip more easily.

      xo Michael

  • Toodie at

    I’m going to have to go with everyone else and say I love these. how fun!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • abby at

    These are so cool! These would make a great house warming gift….and I would love to just play with them all day. Love the grown up version! Thank you!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha! Exactly! Thanks Abby.

      xo Michael

  • Deb @ PaperTurtle at

    LOVE these!!! I had pinned these in a silver version this past week too, but I really love them done in gold. And so beautifully photographed too, Michael! Well done!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww. Thanks so much Deb!! Yeah – I love them in gold too.

      xo Michael

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch at

    Awesome! I am going to have to make these for my niece for her new dorm – she will just flip! Better yet, she loves to craft as long as it is something cool (and these are), so I will save these to make when she’s home visiting and she will love them even more!!!

    • Mel at

      Love this! My magnetic cubicle wall is going to look super awesome. 🙂

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes! Great idea. It would be perfect for college and a great project to do together.

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Will!

      xo Michael

  • Traci at

    What a great new twist on an old classic toy.
    Traci

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You got it Traci! Thanks!

      xo Michael

  • Megan at

    You read my freaking mind. I have been on a gold spray painting kick and this was on my to-do list. Looks fab.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Gold spray paint is the best! Thanks so much Megan!

      xo Michael

  • Erin at

    I’ve been wanting to do this since I saw the silver metal ones in the Pottery Barn catalog years ago! I knew it would be an easy hack. If only I had a blog 2 years ago when I had the idea! LOL!! And if only I had one now too!! :o)

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Great minds think alike!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Amanda!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Rebecca – these look amazing! Love, love, love the silver too!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I couldn’t agree more!

      xo Michael

  • Mimi at

    ooooooo — just read Rosey’s post. Black & Gold — go MIZZOU!!! (U of Missouri Tigers!) for my husband!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hahaha. That’s awesome!

      xo Michael

  • Mimi at

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these, Michael. A great way to recycle the magnetic letters I just couldn’t throw away when my girls outgrew them! I’m going to “gift” them to the girls again – this time updated & glammed up. I may even try some gold glitter w/ the gold spray paint OR do silver! They’ll love them, too

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes – totally! Unfortunately I forgot to check my local thrift shoppes before just buying them online. I can’t wait to see yours. Be sure to share a picture!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I’m totally obsessed too! And these only further that obsession! Haha. Thanks for the love Melissa!

      xo Michael

  • Rosey at

    I’m seeing gold Merry Christmas on the mantel or Go Noles (FSU colors are garnet and gold). Thanks for the cute idea.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Yes – both of the ideas would be perfect!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Heather!

      xo Michael

    • Robert at

      Yeah it looks really great. I will try to do this at home 🙂 Thanks Michael

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