How to magnetic cork numbers and letters

Raise your hand if you had those primary-colored plastic numbers and letters magnets on your fridge growing up (or if you still have them).   Yup, thought so. They’re so fun to play with, right?  Today’s DIY is an updated version of those fun magnetic letters that look a bit cooler and are customizable to whatever color(s) you want.

How to magnetic cork numbers and letters:


how to cork magnets


Here’s a list of the supplies needed for this DIY how to for your very own magnetic letters:

  • roll of cork
  • stickers: numbers and letters
  • magnet tape
  • spray paint
how to magnetic cork numbers and letters

I used 3/32” cork on a roll. I wouldn’t go any thinner than that, but thicker cork would work fine just as long as you can cut it cleanly.


how to magnetic cork numbers and letters

Cut the cork into 2” long strips.


magnetic letters

Stick on the letters. I used the cutting board as a guide to center the letters every 2 inches.


diy painted magnets
Paint the strips.
magnetic cork numbers
Once the paint is dry, cut into 2” squares and peel off the stickers. Stick pieces of magnet to the back.


how to make magnetic cork numbers and letters
Stick on your fridge / locker / file cabinet and have fun with your new numbers and letters magnets!  Such an easy DIY how to for an afternoon.



DIY blog// A designer, maker, crafter, and blogger, Stephanie Hayward spends her days designing buildings in Columbus, Ohio and nights blogging about design, DIY, and (attempts at making) good food at Stuff Steph Does. She lives with her partner in crime, Brandon, and their spunky little dog, Lucy. //

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