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Dollar Tree Calendar Magnets With Jenga Blocks, Calendar

20 October

Learn how to make homemade magnets.  Make Dollar Tree calendar magnets with mini Jenga blocks and a Dollar Tree calendar for inexpensive yet adorable DIY magnets.  This is an inexpensive DIY that only costs a few dollars to make several adorable magnets.  





Dollar Tree Calendar Magnets


Dollar Tree is my go to for crafting supplies.  A new one opened about a year ago in the little town that's close to me, and I've been there weekly looking for craft ideas.


I really like the Jenga block crafts because you get so many wooden blocks for $1.  They are called Dollar Tree tumbling tower blocks crafts because that's what they are called at Dollar Tree.


These little blocks are a steal at only $1.  They are small, but you can glue them together to make several different mini Jenga block crafts.  


I bought a bunch of calendars last year to make Dollar Tree calendar crafts, and I saved what I didn't use.  This year, I picked up a few more and used them to make Dollar Tree calendar magnets.


For more Dollar Tree craft ideas, check out these posts:


  


What Do You Do With the Dollar Tree Jenga Blocks?


Next time you're at Dollar Tree, pick up a few packs of blocks for tumbling tower blocks crafts.  These can be glued together to make several different craft items.  


You can order a case of them online and get free shipping if you ship them to the store.  This is what I did and then friends bought some sets from me.


Here are some Dollar Tree Jenga blocks crafts to inspire you:



How Many Blocks are in Mini Jenga?


If you're making mini jenga block crafts, you'll get a lot for your dollar.  There are 72 pieces in the set.  





What Can You Do With a Dollar Tree Calendar?


Dollar Tree has really stepped up their game with their calendars.  They have several designs available, including farmhouse and motivational designs.  


I mainly use them for signs, but I didn't want to waste the little pictures on the back.  They are perfect for making Dollar Tree calendar crafts like these DIY magnets.


You can use the monthly pictures to make other crafts.  Here are some for inspiration:



The calendars can be hard to find since so many people make Dollar Tree calendar crafts.  They've been in stores for a few weeks now, but my store got another shipment.


You can also find farmhouse calendars on Amazon if you can't find one at the dollar store.


How Do You Glue Jenga Blocks Together?


You can use hot glue or wood glue to glue the blocks to make Jenga block crafts.  Hot glue dries quickly, but it can get bulky and leave a space between the blocks.  


Therefore, I prefer to use wood glue to make Jenga block DIY crafts.  Dollar Tree sells wood glue in small bottles.  It's perfect for Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower crafts.


How Do You Seal a DIY Magnet?


I like to use Mod Podge to seal my Dollar Tree calendar magnets.  It dries clear, and it helps protect them from water droplets.


Your Dollar Tree Tumbling Towers crafts magnets aren't waterproof, but the Mod Podge lets you wipe them off and protects them from dust and oils from your skin.





How Do You Mod Podge a Magnet?


I use regular Mod Podge or Hard Coat Mod Podge.  The hard coat version is thinner, but it dries hard and isn't sticky.  


When you learn how to make homemade magnets, use two or three thin coats of Mod Podge.  If you use a thick coat, it can get clumpy. 


I like using foam brushes for Mod Podge.  They don't leave brush marks for a smoother finish.


Can You Print Your Own Magnets?


Yes, you can print your own pictures for DIY magnets.  A laser printer is best because the adhesive can cause inkjet ink to smear.


However, you can print a photo with an inkjet printer and let it dry completely.  I like to let it dry for at least a day.


Then spray it with a clear acrylic sealer.  I use two coats just to be sure it's covered.  


You can also make DIY magnets with scrapbook paper, greeting cards, or pretty much any other printed material.





Jenga Block DIY Magnet Materials


To make mini Jenga block crafts magnets, you will need:



How to Make Homemade Magnets 


Step #1


Apply a small amount of wood glue to the side of one mini Jenga block.  Set another block against the glued side and press together for about 30 seconds.  Repeat to attach the third block to form the base of the DIY magnets.





Step #2


Cut the images from the back of your calendar.  Trim them to the size of the three blocks if needed.  The blocks aren't always uniform, so you might have to trim a little bit.





Step #3


Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the mini Jenga blocks.  Set the calendar image on it.  Carefully smooth the picture so it doesn't get bubbles.  You can use your fingers or use a flat edge like a plastic putty knife.  Let dry for 10-15 minutes.





Step #4


Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the calendar picture.  Let dry for 10-15 minutes and add a second coat.





Step #5


Cut the magnet a little bit shorter than the DIY magnets.  Attach to the back of the magnet.  You can use the adhesive or use hot glue if desired.





Now you know how to make homemade magnets!  I hope you enjoy these Tumbling Tower blocks crafts.  


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dollar tree, magnet, calendar, mini jenga blocks
Yield: 1 magnet
Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $2

Dollar Tree Calendar Magnets With Jenga Blocks, Calendar

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 30 Mtotal time: 35 M
How to make DIY magnets with Dollar Tree mini Jenga blocks and a Dollar Tree calendar.

materials:

  • Dollar Tree Tumbling Tower game
  • Calendar with images on the back
  • Wood glue or hot glue
  • Mod Podge
  • Adhesive magnet strips
  • Foam brushes
  • Paint brushes

tools:

  • Scissors

steps:

  1. Apply a small amount of wood glue to the side of one mini Jenga block. Set another block against the glued side and press together for about 30 seconds. Repeat to attach the third block to form the base of the DIY magnets.
  2. Cut the images from the back of your calendar. Trim them to the size of the three blocks if needed. The blocks aren't always uniform, so you might have to trim a little bit.
  3. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the mini Jenga blocks. Set the calendar image on it. Carefully smooth the picture so it doesn't get bubbles. You can use your fingers or use a flat edge like a plastic putty knife. Let dry for 10-15 minutes.
  4. Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge over the calendar picture. Let dry for 10-15 minutes and add a second coat.
  5. Cut the magnet a little bit shorter than the DIY magnets. Attach to the back of the magnet. You can use the adhesive or use hot glue if desired.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

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