DIY Gold Magnet Letters | Inspired by Charm

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?

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


Comments

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Heather!

      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

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

      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

  • 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

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I couldn’t agree more!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

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

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Amanda!

      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

  • 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

  • Traci at

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

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      You got it Traci! Thanks!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Will!

      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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • tiina at

    What a wonderfull idea!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Tina!

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww – thanks so much Val! :)

      xo Michael

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Oh perfect! You’re very welcome.

      xo Michael

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Pammie at

    These are so cute….ideas are endless….

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Pammie!

      xo Michael

  • Chanti at

    GENIUS!!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you! Thank you!

      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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Jodi at

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

  • Kathy at

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

  • Wendy at

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

  • Debbie at

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

  • 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

  • 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!

  • Anjali at

    Hey,

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

    ~Anjali

  • Neha at

    These are fantastic! Thanks for sharing, Michael : )

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Sarah at Journeys of The Zoo at

    I’m going to make these in red and silver my accent colours. You’re right, they sure are easy!

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo

  • Beth at

    What a great idea! Can’t wait to try. Thanks for this post.

  • Pao at

    Wow I love these :)

  • Samantha Elisabeth at

    I’m obsessed! Now I just need to find proper spray paint where I am in Korea to recreate this for my fridge!
    (Also I’m totally obsessed with gold as well! It’s such an easy DIY tool!)

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