DIY Magnets for Mom Inspired by Studio Ink

As long as kiddos’ artwork, schedules, photos, take-out menus, notes from school, and all kinds of lists exist, moms will need magnets. And they might as well be adorable. Hallmark Designer Ashley H. got all inspired by the new Studio Ink Mother’s Day card collection, so she got out her craft supplies and made magnets for mom that kinda match. They’re smart and funny, just like your mom friends—and they’re perfect for tucking into a card—or keeping for your own fridge or filing cabinet.

Greeting cards from the Studio Ink Mother's Day collection

Magnets holding a photo and greeting card.

Studio Ink-inspired magnets for mom

See? You need them. Your friends need them. Your mom needs them. Here’s how to make them (hint: it’s beyond easy)…

Supplies for magnets for mom DIY


Free downloadable magnet designs

Craft knife

Cutting board

Mod Podge

Foam brush

Metal ruler

Clear acrylic squares (we found ours at a craft store in the scrap-booking section)

Magnets with adhesive backs (get some at craft store or online here)

Cutting out magnet designs using craft knife and ruler

"Good things come to those who wait on me. —Mom" magnet quote


Print and cut out all the squares with quotes on them.

Applying Mod Podge to back of acrylic square with foam brush.

Using the foam brush, paint one side of an acrylic square with Mod Podge.

Applying magnet design to acrylic square.

Stick a quote—design side down—on the acrylic square.

Front of magnet for mom

Using finger to smooth back of magnet

Smooth the paper with your finger to press out any air bubbles. Wipe any Mod Podge off the acrylic (or your fingers).

Applying magnet to back of acrylic square.

Peel the backing off the magnet and press it in place on the back of the magnet, right in the middle.

Magnets used to hang photo on refrigerator.

Let the magnet dry. Done!

With 12 quotes to choose from, you can share with all your sweet mama friends looking for a laugh. (Don’t forget to grab cards to go with them.) Or completely re-magnet your refrigerator. (Hey, you’re the mom—it’s your call.) And if you really love those card designs, they’re also available for this month’s free digital wallpapers!

Show us what you did, or where you stuck the magnets. We’re happy to hear from you either way! Share photos and tag us on Instagram @think.make.share or on Facebook.



Leave a Comment

  1. 11.5.18 | Reply
    Karen Critchfield wrote:

    What did you print the quotes on? Cardstock? Photo paper? Regular paper? What thickness are your acrylic squares?

    • 11.5.18 | Reply
      Trish B. wrote:

      Hi, Karen! You can print the quotes on card stock or regular printer paper. Not sure about the acrylic squares: This post was a while back and we don’t still have them around. I’d guess about 1/8″ thick.

  2. 9.15.19 | Reply
    Fer wrote:

    I love this! Thank you!! Is the modge podge glossy or matte? Thank you 🙂

    • 9.16.19 | Reply
      Kelly C. wrote:

      Hi! Either kind will work, but I believe we used matte. -Kelly