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DIY: succulent fridge magnet

Although not a new craze, I had not seen these cute little succulent fridge magnets until recently. There are so many different versions to DIY – including the cork succulent fridge magnets that were/are really popular – but I thought I would take a trip to my local garden centre and see what I could pick up to make my own.

There was not much of a selection when it came to mini pots, so I chose a tiny white metal bucket to house my succulent – which is a Sedum Rubrotinctum (also known as a “Jelly Bean”). I then stopped off at my local art supply store to get some strong contact adhesive and magnets.

I am going to take you through step-by-step what you will need and what you will need to do in order to complete this cute, simple and quick DIY project that will add a little greenery and life to your kitchen.

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What you’ll need:

  • A small, light pot
  • A little succulent plant
  • Strong contact adhesive (glue)
  • Small, strong magnets

Instructions:

1. Make sure the surfaces that are going to be joined are clean. Give each surface a wipe with a damp cloth and leave to dry completely.

2. Take one of your magnets and apply a big blob of the strong contact adhesive (glue) to the back of each magnet (I had to use two as my pot was too heavy) and to the area on your small plant pot where you want the magnet to be.

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3.  I am using ALCOLIN Contact Adhesive, and according to the back of the packaging I need to allow the glue to touch dry (meaning that if you touch the glue it should be tacky and none should transfer to your finger) for 5 to 10 minutes. You will need to check what the instructions on the back of your glue’s packing and follow them accordingly.

4. Once you have completed that step and your glue is tacky, attach your magnet to the small plant pot and hold in place for a couple of minutes. Then leave it to dry for 24 hours.

5. After 24 hours, you can re-plant your succulent into its new pot and attach it to your fridge – and you’re done!

This little DIY project is super cute and super quick to make, meaning that you will have your new fridge magnets done in no time. One down, two more to go! 🙂

Made your own? I would love to see them! Email me or leave me a comment at the bottom of this post with an image of your cute succulent fridge magnet.

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10 Comments

  • Reply natalie

    this is such a cute idea!

    August 10, 2016 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply andrea

    OMG, this is so cute and a great kid craft too!

    August 10, 2016 at 4:38 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      Good idea! I never thought about using it as a craft idea for kids 🙂

      August 11, 2016 at 7:43 am
  • Reply Melissa

    This is an amazing idea!! I would totally do these as favors for a shower or wedding! Love love love!

    August 10, 2016 at 4:24 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      Amazing idea! I am sure guests would love and appreciate getting one of these beauties as a favor.

      August 11, 2016 at 7:44 am
  • Reply Marie-Pierre

    Great idea! I’ll try to make it!

    August 10, 2016 at 4:20 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      Fabulous, let me know how it turns out?

      August 11, 2016 at 7:46 am
  • Reply Ashley

    What a cool idea! I love succulents, and in my smaller apartment it just isn’t practical to have potted plants. This could work!

    August 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm
    • Reply Claire Henderson

      Thank you, Ashley. I think this would definitely work in your smaller apartment!

      August 11, 2016 at 7:47 am
  • Reply allie

    This is so cute! I want one for my fridge.

    xo
    Allie
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    August 10, 2016 at 4:14 pm
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