How to Glue a Magnet to Anything

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Apply a magnet to an item to make a decoration. Magnets work will with just about any type of glue or adhesive. Choose an adhesive that works with the material you are using. For example, a magazine cutout or picture looks better on a magnet when tape is used instead of glue. Glue leaves an imprint in the picture. Heavier items, like rocks or gems, need a stronger adhesive, like hot glue or super glue.

Things You'll Need

  • Magnets
  • Double-sided sticky tape
  • Hot glue gun and sticks
  • Super glue

Have the item you wish to make into a magnet lying upside down on a flat surface. The side the magnet goes on should face up.

Put double-sided sticky tape on the magnet. Press the magnet down onto the item. Press firmly.

To use hot glue, plug in the hot glue gun and put a stick inside. Once it's hot enough, squeeze a dot of glue on the center of the back of the item you wish to make a magnet. Press the magnet firmly on the glue. The glue spreads out underneath the magnet. Hot glue dries quickly.

To use super glue, apply a thin layer of super glue to the magnet. Press the magnet firmly onto the item. Let it dry before using. Wash any glue residue off immediately.

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