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DY Cool Refrigerator Magnets Out of Hot Glue and Silicone Molds!

Make cool refrigerator magnets or festive decor using silicone molds and hot glue! It is so easy and fun to make your own DIY hot glue magnets!

Hi Friends!  I have a fun and easy craft for you today!  Did you know you can make a whole bunch of stuff out of hot glue??  I didn’t either, so I thought I’d share with you how to make cool refrigerator magnets just using hot glue and a silicone mold.

I was inspired by this cool new book I received called Hot Glue Hacks and Crafts, which shows you how to make 50 fun crafts out of hot glue. 

I was in awe of all the amazing projects they came up with.  I never would have thought to make crafts just out of hot glue.  You can grab a copy on Amazon.

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I never thought that I could use hot glue in silicone molds but after I read the book, I grabbed one I had on hand and made these cool refrigerator magnets. Let’s get started!

Materials Needed For Cool Refrigerator Magnets

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Using Silicone Molds for Hot Glue Magnets

I’ve had this jack-o-lantern silicone mold for years and rarely use it anymore, so I thought it was the perfect mold to make hot glue magnets with.

I heated up my glue gun with a long glue stick in it.  I actually only had one glue stick on hand the first time I tried this craft, so I had to wait until I got more to complete it. 

The glue goes fast!  I probably used 3 sticks to make 4 jack-o-lanterns.

silicone jack o'lantern mold for hot glue craft
hot glue gun and sticks for diy magnets

I  made a few different jack-o-lantern hot glue decor.  To make a glitter DIY hot glue magnet, dump some orange glitter into the mold and spread it around evenly.  

adding glitter to silicone mold
glitter jack o lantern silicone mold

I wanted contrasting eyes and smile on my jack-o-lantern magnet so I carefully scooped black glitter into those crevices.  Use a stick or end of paint brush to gently push them in all edges of the crevices.

adding black glitter for diy magnets with hot glue
making jack o lantern mouth and nose black with glitter
silicone mold ready for hot glue

Then add your hot glue to the silicone mold.  Starting at the edges of the mold and working your way in.  Make sure to get glue in all the corners. 

adding hot glue to a silicone mold
hot glue in silicone mold

Wait until it’s cool and pop it out.

glitter jack o lantern from hot glue

I ended up painting the backside orange to make the colors pop more.

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I also made one just with hot glue. 

Just squeeze the hot glue so that it covers the whole bottom of the mold.  I started on the edges and worked around to the middle.  You want to make sure you don’t have any gaps or holes.

diy magnets with hot glue in a pumpkin mold

Once it’s completely cooled, pop it out.  It only takes 30 minutes or so to cool.

popping dried hot glue out of silicone mold
hot glue pumpkin craft

If there was any lifted up edges on the backside, I just cut them off with scissors.

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Painting Hot Glue Crafts

I used acrylic paint to paint a couple of layers of orange on the front side and black on the eyes, nose, and mouth. 

This is great place for your kiddos to get involved!! Give them a bunch of paint and let them have fun creating their own DIY magnets.

acrylic paint for hot glue pumpkins
painting dried hot glue pumpkin
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diy magnets made of out of hot glue
hot glue jack o lantern craft

Let it dry and then you can add adhesive magnetic buttons to the back to hang on any metal surface.

easy halloween decor
adding magnet to back of hot glue jack o lanterns

My utensil holder is metal so I added my cool refrigerator magnets to them, along with the side of my fridge and dishwasher.

easy halloween decor
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Or you can put adhesive foam squares on the back to make any decor you have more festive!

easy halloween decor with hot glue and foam adhesive
easy halloween decor made out of hot glue and paint

This cute silicone mold hot glue decor goes great with my DIY Halloween canvas.

diy hot glue jack o lantern for easy Halloween decor

Cute and easy, right?  Imagine the possibilities of all the cool refrigerator magnets you could make for every season!

There are so many different silicone molds and you could also use these hot glue crafts as tags on gifts, ornaments, or party favors!  What would you use them for??

Since this is a super quick craft it is part of Lightning Craft Challenge hosted by Angie at TheCountryChicCottage, Carolina at 30MinuteCrafts, along with co-hosts, Mine for the, and Creative, make sure to hop on over to their blogs to check out all the fun hot glue crafts they made!

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Remember to go grab a copy of the book to see a bunch more glue gun crafts!

If you are a Cricut user, make sure to check out how I made magnets with a Cricut.

If you’d like to save this idea for later, PIN the picture below!

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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a creative day!

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Angie Holden

Friday 28th of September 2018

These are great! Love the idea of adding glitter to the mold first!

Leap of Faith Crafting

Friday 28th of September 2018

Thanks Angie!! I love all your inspiration in your book! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to