Try This: Marble Tile Magnets

Great use for extra tiles—make magnets! (click through for more) I can have fun window shopping for just about anything—clothes, furniture, appliances…It doesn’t really matter what it is, I just love to browse. With moving into a new house, I’ve been spending so much time in home improvement stores lately that I’ve certainly done my fair share of window shopping down those aisles, which leads to ideas for future projects. Walking near the tile section is one of my favorites, and I always end up dreaming about the marble hexagon tiles. While unpacking my kitchen and art boxes, I thought it might be time to upgrade my magnets for our fridge and storage lockers, and suddenly those tiles popped into my head. I knew they would be perfect to create small geometric magnets.

Great use for extra tiles—make magnets! (click through for more) You can really use any small tile you want for magnets. Most of them come on a mesh sheet, so you’ll have to separate them off the sheet first.

Great use for extra tiles—make magnets! (click through for more) Once you cut a few free, you should be able to pull the mesh off pretty easily. It may leave a little residue on the back, but it shouldn’t get in the way.

Great use for extra tiles—make magnets! (click through for more) Just use a strong glue to attach magnets to the back of each tile, and you’re ready to hold up all your photos and cards for all to see!

Great use for extra tiles—make magnets! (click through for more) Great use for extra tiles—make magnets! (click through for more) If you have a bulletin board you could also glue these to a tack and use them as marble pushpins as well. (I saved some tiles to make some of those once I get my art room set up). Since you get so many tiles on a sheet, you’ll have plenty to make as many magnets as you want. This was a way easier tile project than last time when I had to rent a tile saw—no power tools required here! xo. Laura

Credits// Author and Photography: Laura Gummerman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.

  • So Clever! And it does not look junkie with all the pizza shop and take away places!

  • This is such a great idea! I especially love the pairing up with the polaroids – a definite must do!

  • So cute and easy! Thanks for the great idea!


  • Such a good idea. You always think of the simplest DIY’s. Perfect for a minimalist look like my home has.

  • These are so fun! I don’t know how I haven’t thought about doing this before!

  • I’ve been looking for magnets like these to make pom pom magnets for my fridge. Any chance you remember where you got them? Maybe I’ll do both pom poms and tile magnets now that I know how cute these are!

  • Okay this is a cute idea I’m def gonna do it!
    XO Ellen from Ask Away

  • Oh, how lovely! Your blog is my favorite inspinational source! Thank you for that. 🙂

    Greetings from Finland! 🙂

  • This is the CUTEST idea!
    We are moving into a new condo next month and I’m totally going to do this!
    My husband will think I’m a genius! =)

    Heidi –

  • You can also make coasters by cutting out a section of tiles still attached by the mesh (like a hexagon made of 7 tiles)

  • Such a great idea!! Marble is everywhere lately and I’m loving it.

  • How simple and yet lovely those magnets turned out! I’ve been drawn to all sorts of geometric decors recently and this one fits the bill!

  • They look great on the coloured background! Will have to make these for my new fridge hehe


  • These would make such a cute gift idea too! I love how easy they are to make.

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • What a great idea! Jewelry is popping up in my mind. I love the inspiration I get from this blog. Greetings from Belgium! 🙂

  • I LOVE hex tile, and this would be a perfect way to use them 🙂 Thanks for the idea! Also, I hear you on the browsing. We’re also in the middle of re-medeling our new house and I spend so much time wandering around Home Depot and Lowe’s it’s not even funny!

  • Such a clever idea and you can never have enough magnets! We just made our own fridge magnets out of polymer clay (, but we’ll have to give these a try, too!

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