DIY // graphic color-blocked magnets

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As my refrigerator became masked with postcards, birthday notes, invitations and vintage Polaroids, my collection of mismatched magnets started to make my display appear junky. After refusing to edit down my favorite moments and souvenirs, I decided to switch my focus to the magnets. I transformed my neon alphabet letters to graphic color-blocked magnets. This simple DIY reflected a more modern style, while highlighting my adored mementos. Whether you want a fresh kitchen update or a budget-friendly gift, we’ve got you covered.


  • Wooden alphabet magnets
  • White spray paint
  • Metallic spray paint
  • Painter’s tape

DIY // graphic color-blocked magnetsStep 1
Coat the alphabet letters evenly with white spray paint. Let completely dry.

DIY // graphic color-blocked magnetsStep 2
Use painter’s tape to cover parts of the letters you want to remain white. Ensure tape is secure to guarantee straight edges.

DIY // graphic color-blocked magnetsStep 3
Coat the taped letters with metallic spray. Let completely dry.

DIY // graphic color-blocked magnetsAfter the letters have completely dried, carefully unwrap them. It’s now time to arrange and admire your new fridge display.

Happy crafting, friends!

Leave a comment and let us know what you think of this Graphic Color- Blocked Magnets tutorial! And if you make some, be sure to post a photo and tag @jojotastic on Instagram so we can see.

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Joanna Hawley-McBride is a Pacific Northwest-based social media strategist, content creator, and former textile designer. Joanna is the founder and editor-in-chief of Jojotastic, a lifestyle blog focused on Joanna’s work-in-progress cabin, finding the best pair of underwear through #UnderwearThesis, and empowering women to explore nature — all in her signature unfiltered style. Her work has been featured in Domino, CNBC, and Eating Well.

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