How To Make Magnets With Cricut

Are you looking to make your fridge or magnetic board unique? Cricut machines are the perfect tool to personalize any surface. With a Cricut, you can design and cut custom magnets of varying shapes and sizes so that each area in your home or office is one-of-a-kind.

This blog post will provide you with a complete rundown of what materials and tools are necessary, step-by-step instructions for crafting your very own Cricut machine magnets, plus additional hints and tips to make sure that you get the most out of each project.

To get started with creating your custom magnets, you will need a few basic materials and tools. You'll require a Cricut machine, magnet sheets, and a cutting mat to begin crafting.

Additionally, feel free to use vinyl or cardstock for some eye-catching designs.

Lastly, don't forget the importance of having access to either a computer or mobile device that has the Design Space software installed - this is where all of your designing magic will take place.

Step-by-Step Instructions

magnet in design space

This step-by-step section will guide you through the process of designing, cutting, and attaching custom magnets using a Cricut machine.

We will cover everything from creating your design to attaching it to a desired surface, so you can make your own personalized magnets in no time.

  • Design and Cut the Magnet Shapes using the Cricut Software: Before you get started, make sure to launch the Cricut Design Space software on your device. Experiment with shapes, graphics and text to form a design that fits the magnet sheet size of your choice. Once it looks perfect, you're ready for the next step.
  • Prepare the Magnet Sheets for Cutting: After your design is complete, you must get ready to cut the magnet sheets. Check that the magnet sheets are properly positioned on the cutting mat for a smooth and efficient experience.
  • Cut the Magnets using the Cricut Machine: Place the cutting mat into your Cricut device, and select the magnet sheet option in its software. Your device will then start to cut out your design onto the magnet sheets with precision.
  • Attaching the Magnets to a Desired Surface: After cutting, quickly detach the magnets from your mat. Peel off the backing paper to uncover its adhesive side and firmly attach the magnet wherever you please - whether it's a refrigerator, magnetic board, or virtually any metal surface.

Tips and Tricks for Creating Your Magnet Design

making your magenet

In this section, we will provide you with some useful tips and tricks to enhance your magnet-making experience using a Cricut machine.

From creative designs, accurate cuts, to different types of magnet sheets and materials, these tips will help you to make the most out of your project.

  • Get Creative with Your Magnet Designs: One of the best things about making magnets with a Cricut machine is the ability to create unique and creative designs. Experiment with different shapes, colors, and patterns to make your magnets stand out.
  • Use a Ruler for Accurate Cuts: For precise magnet cutting, utilize a ruler to align and measure the magnets on your cutting mat. This prudent step will guarantee that you get accurate sizing of your magnets while avoiding any errors or mistakes.
  • Experiment with Different Types of Magnet Sheets: With various kinds of magnet sheets to choose from, including flexible magnets, glossy magnets, and magnet rolls, it may be difficult to decide which is best for your project. Don't worry - just experiment with different options until you find the perfect one.
  • Other Materials and Surfaces to Make Magnets: You can also make magnets using cardstock, vinyl, or other materials that can be cut by the Cricut machine. Additionally, magnets can be attached to other surfaces such as wood, plastic or canvas as well.
  • Preview your Design before Cutting: Before executing your design, be sure to thoroughly preview it in the Cricut Design Space software. This will save you from any costly errors and ensure that all material is utilized correctly.

Common FAQS

In this section, you will find answer some of the most common questions when using a Cricut machine to create magnets.

Can I create my own designs for my magnets?

Yes. You are able to construct your own designs with the Cricut Design Space software. Moreover, this astounding platform allows you to customize personal designs by utilizing shapes, images and text.

Can I make different sizes and shapes of magnets?

Yes, you can make different sizes and shapes of magnets by adjusting the size of your design in the Cricut Design Space software.

Can I use a Cricut machine to make magnets of any thickness?

It all depends on the Cricut model you have. Some machines are only capable of slicing through thin materials such as magnet sheets, while others can handle thicker materials. Be sure to peruse your specific machine's specs to figure out if it meets your needs and expectations.

Can I make magnets with a Cricut Explore Air 2?

Yes, Cricut Explore Air 2 can cut magnet sheets as well as other materials such as cardstock, vinyl, etc.


To summarize, crafting your own magnets with a Cricut is an effortless and entertaining way to customize any space. With the right materials, resources, and some creative flair, you can build custom magnets of all shapes and sizes in no time.

By following this article's step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks, you'll be able to make unique, personalized magnets that are just perfect for gifting or home decorating purposes. 

We hope our advice has been useful in aiding your magnet project—best of luck creating those wonderful designs!