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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  • margaret at

    Have you thought about spraying your appliances? You can diy, but also take them to automobile body spray shops. Cheaper than buying new. One year my step grandson got the alphabet letters glued to the top of his birthday gift instead of ribbon or bows. You could do Christmas gifts with the good ones. Names or Christmas phrases, or even carols. Wouldn’t it be cool to gift a dyi magnetic chalkboard or tray with these letters?! The wheels are spinning! You don’t need to go to a thrift store any dollar store, Target or such sell them very cheaply!

  • Tearra at

    I am like totally excited to try this. I will be doing this as soon as I move into my apartment. I have black appliances so I hope mine come out as great as yours did!

  • Julia at

    I’m in love and I am going to make these as soon as I find some of these magnets.
    Thanks for the idea.

  • Naomi Maxwell at

    Love your post and your photos !!!
    I have to spray paint lots of small (8mm-10mm) pebbles. Do you know on what I could spray paint them so they would not stick ? I have tried on plastic ,but not good 🙁
    Have a lovely day,
    Naomi

  • Neha at

    These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Michael : )

  • Anjali at

    Hey,

    thanks a lot, I was just looking for metallic alphabets for a project..
    and this idea just solves my problem 🙂

    ~Anjali

  • Lauren at

    Do you recommend any particular set of magnetic letters from Amazon? I am seeing a lot of poor reviews about the magnets not even being strong enough to stick to the fridge!

  • Linda at

    Do they work on a stainless steel refrigerator? Most magnets don’t. Just checking.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Hi Linda! I don’t have a stainless steel fridge, so I’m not really sure.

      xo Michael

  • Debbie at

    I LOVE them!!! I would make them today if it wasn’t too cold to be spray painting!

  • Wendy at

    Really neat and different. Would look neat just setting in a bowl or on a table it think. What do you think?

  • Kathy at

    I love this. I love your site. So many good recipes and ideas!

  • Jodi at

    LOVE! they are SO pretty!! once my daughter outgrows hers, i am totally painting them gold.

  • Diana at

    love this idea! do you think the spray paint specifically made for plastic (also sold at walmart) would require the primer??? going to raid my son’s toys he has long forgotten about. Thanks for sharing

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      With stuff like this I always go with primer. It save a headache down the road. However, you could certainly try it without.

      xo Michael

  • Emily at

    Love these!! I think I might need to make some for my…son…yeah, my son, that’s right. Or myself…hehe.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Or both! Haha. Thanks so much Emily!

      xo Michael

  • Cecilia at

    Love this! Does the paint scrape off from the magnet onto the surface when you slide them around?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Great question. No. I haven’t had and problems with that.

      xo Michael

  • Chanti at

    GENIUS!!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Thank you!

      xo Michael

  • Pammie at

    These are so cute….ideas are endless….

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Pammie!

      xo Michael

  • Monica at

    Love this idea…my daughter now has her apt and this would make a wonderful chic playful design for her refrig. I jumped over from The Creativity Exchange and so glad I did.

  • Holly at

    Michael….what an awesome idea. How many people sweep these little treasures from under the fridge and throw them out. Uhmm..guilty! Great eye!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      So very true. A little gold paint and they are brand new!

      xo Michael

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