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tutorial: felt heart magnets

sequined felt heat magnets

Make this tutorial felt heart magnets for Valentine’s Day or any day you want to share some love!

You will need:
Various colors of felt, upcycle small scraps if you have them.
Glue gun

felt scraps

Start with a bag of various colored scraps of felt or purchase squares of felt, in colors you love from your local fabric or craft store.

cutting felt hearts

As I cut up hearts, I found it was easier to cut out the smallest heart first then use it as a guide when cutting the other colors of felt to go behind it.

felt hearts

After about an hour or so of cutting, I had used up lots of tiny scraps of felt and had quite a few heart stacks. Experiment with various color combinations.

sewing on sequinsYou can glue on the sequins but I think it’s a lot easier to sew them on- less messy glue gun web and burned fingers but, if you’re skilled with the hot glue gun it’s definitely an option here. When stacking sequins, use a bead at the top to hold all the sequins in place. Bring the needle up through the sequins and bead then past the bead and back through the sequins and felt.

On a few of the hearts, I tacked down the edges with a thread or embroidery floss whip stitch. I like the embroidered look but couldn’t help still adding a little sparkle every time.

make felt magnets

Magnets (like the one’s pictured here) can be purchased at craft store (maybe even hardware stores too) in various sizes and strengths. Make sure you get the strongest magnets, nobody like precious papers and pictures falling off the fridge when you breeze past.

sequined felt magnets

The sky’s the limit on design, experiment with colors, beads, and shape of sequins. You could even use buttons.

stacked felt hearts

For an equally charming, simpler look, leave off the sequins and just hot glue or sew the felt into place. I hope you enjoyed the tutorial felt heart magnets.

Good luck and enjoy! 

For more Valentine ideas check out my heart wreath tutorial.


  1. kalamitykelli

    January 19, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Those looks so cool! Has a very retro look – I remember some show on in the 70’s that had hearts in different sizes and colors – I can see that part but not the name of the show. Great work! Hey, I mentioned you in my last post with a link to your page…..hope that’s okay!

    1. NoelleOlpin

      January 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm

      I need to ask my husband who’s a few years old than me and more of a 70’s TV expert about that show. I bet he will know, and now I need to know!
      And I’m honored to be linked up on your blog… thanks a bunch!

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