Make Your Own Clay Word Magnets

Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.Hi! It’s Mandi here. I love when friends visit our home and leave us fun messages on our refrigerator door. I find them while cleaning up the kitchen, and it always makes staying up late to clean sticky cocktail glasses so worth it. In the past, our friends have been limited to using these conversation heart magnets to capture brief sentiments, so I thought it was about time I gave them more of a vocabulary with an extensive set of word magnets. Some cheeky, some serious—the fridge is bound to become the water cooler of our house parties!

These word magnets could not be easier to make. Check out the simple instructions below!

Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.Supplies:
polymer clay in the colors of your choice (you may also use plain white clay and paint or glaze them with water-based materials)

magnet tape

rolling pin

-craft blade
small letter stamps
-craft blade
-scissors (not shown)
-baking sheet + oven
-parchment paper or silicone mat (optional)

Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.Step One: Warm the clay in your hands, then roll it out to a 1/8″ thickness. Using the magnet tape as a guide, cut out strips of clay with your craft blade.

Step Two: Stamp words onto the clay strips, cutting them out as you go along.

Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.Step Three: Arrange all of the words onto a baking sheet and bake in a conventional oven at 275°F for 15 minutes.

Step Four: After the clay has cooled and hardened, attach the magnet tape to the back of each one, cutting it to size.

Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.Add some fun flair to your refrigerator door with these handmade word magnets.See? Totally easy, right? This was a fun craft to do in front of the TV, totally justifying a mini Netflix marathon. And now my family and I can leave silly or serious notes to each other, dramatically upping the romantic ante of my marriage. Such fun! Mandi

Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson, Photos edited with Valentine of the Signature Collection.

  • I so want to make about a million of these!!! I can think of so many I could make! These would be so much fun to leave messages to my partner 🙂

  • These are very cool! I really like the colors you picked as well.

  • this is such a good idea!


  • Love this cute idea! It’s so fun 🙂

  • I LOVE THESE! These will be a great help to teaching my daughter spelling, words, numbers, etc! Pinning it and will save it for a free afternoon. Maybe with that netflix marathon 😉

  • These are FABULOUS!!! Thanks for adding a craft idea to my summer-for-the kiddos list.

  • Such a fun project to do when my niece comes over… thanks, Mandi..

    xo, Hems

  • I love this idea! I always love when my friends have little conversation magnets on their fridge. Whenever I see them, I always try and leave a silly little message. I love this project because you can literally make whatever words you want and can make them in whatever colours work well with your decor. Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • LOVE this idea! I love the magnetic poetry kits. I’ve seriously spent way too long staring at people’s fridges trying to find the perfect word. This is so cool! Plus, then I can put whatever naughty words I want 😀 #justkiddingnotkidding

  • Great idea. You could probably use the crayloa air dry clay too?

  • This is such a great idea! I have to try this!!!

    ♥ Naomi Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups

  • Great little project! I’ll save it on Pinterest and try it later 🙂

  • Love this! Cannot wait to give it a go!

    Olivia x

  • I love those letter stamps in that font. Where did you get those?

    Love these clay crafts!

    • I am luving this idea as will my grandies over the holidays. Could you let me know where I can get the alphabet and numeric stamps. Thankyou for your great idea and possible assistance.

  • Such a cute idea, and a perfect craft to do with kids. Love it!

  • I love this so much Mandi! Want to make some. 😀

  • “dramatically upping the romantic ante”.

    … that sentence alone- sold me. i’m in. 😀

  • I love this because I, like you, also love find hilarious messages left by fun friends. So fun!


  • What a great craft to do with my three girls this summer.

  • That’s supercool- thanks so much!!!
    Really creative and doable!

    Have a wonderful weekend everybody:

    Greetings from Germany,

  • Great idea! I was just looking for a foolproof clay technique and I think this will be it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • This is such a cool idea…I love it!

  • Such a great project! And it doesn’t look too difficult either. Very nice idea to try during my weekend!

  • You could also take a fine tip sharpie and fill in the letters for more definition! I love sculpey!


  • Wow! The coolest magnets ever! I’d love to do this project. Thank you!

  • I love magnets and words, too! Of this cause your suggestion is perfect for me and I thank you so much

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