|Start here: magnets and pins!|
This is a pretty straightforward project, and very easy if you have access to small wire clippers and pliers. Start with your pins and some magnets. These ones are 3/4" across and I got a package of eight for about $2.
Use your pliers to grab one end of the U-shaped catch on the back of the pin. Bend it open, kind of like straightening a paper clip. I couldn't get a photo of this step, but you want to bend it until you get it looking like the picture above.
Next, use your wire clippers to snip this bent piece off, as close to the flat back of the pin as possible.
|Also Step 3|
Now just put some glue on one side of your magnet, and stick it to the back of your pin. I used Elmer's Glue-All - you can use something stronger, or you can actually just skip the glue all together, since the magnet will hold onto the pin.
|Another set of pins that I turned into magnets. These are a bit smaller,|
so I used some smaller magnet pieces that I had already.
Wait for the glue to dry, then enjoy your new magnets!