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Alphabet Fridge Magnets

Author: Nicole H  Date Posted:27 January 2024 

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Recycle and repurpose your old calendar fridge magnets into fun alphabet magnets using your cutting machine! This easy and creative project allows you to create fun and colourful alphabet magnets that are perfect for your fridge, locker, or any other magnetic surface.

You will be able to transform your old calendar fridge magnets into something special using our free designs. 

Download the files for this project →


Free design files:

These include:
  • Alphabet letters split into 3 DL Fridge Calendar size: 99 x 210mm (.svg)
  • Extra Vowels & Common Letters in DL Fridge Calendar size: 99 x 210mm (.svg)
Bonus Sizes:
  • Alphabet in A4 (.svg)
  • Alphabet in 12” x 12” (.svg)

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Alphabet Magnet Artwork

Choosing your medium:

We have created this project using old fridge calendar magnets however, you can also use A4 magnet sheets or rolls that are available from your local office supplies or craft store.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Magnet is quite a thick material and due to its dense properties is likely to make your blade blunt. We suggest using an older blade when cutting magnet media.

What you will need:

Alphabet Fridge Magnets supplies

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Step overview:

Santa footpring

Detailed instructions:

  1. Download the .svg files and save these onto a USB to plug it directly into your cutting machine.
  2. Attempt to remove any old stickers on the calendar fridge magnet, sometimes this will likely leave a paper texture which will be easier for the vinyl to adhere too.Peel off old sticker
  3. Cut a piece of adhesive vinyl to the rough size of the magnet.Cover in vinyl
  4. Now we need to apply the adhesive vinyl over the calendar fridge magnet. To do this start by peeling back the backing sheet by about an inch or 5cm. Place the magnet face down on the vinyl as close to the edge as possible.Cover in vinyl
  5. Flip over the magnet with the 5cm of vinyl attached and continue to pull the rest of vinyl backing over the magnet. At the same time use your fingers or a scraper to push the vinyl onto the magnet as this will help reduce any bubbles.Smooth out vinyl
  6. Trim any excess vinyl that is overlapping the magnet.Trim excess
  7. Place the magnet on your machine mat. Use masking tape to hold the magnet in place firmly if needed.Magnet on mat
  8. Adjust your machine settings to be suitable for cutting the thicker medium. (The SDX range of Brother ScanNCut will do this automatically if you have enabled this setting). Note that some machines will go over the design multiple times to cut through the magnet.
  9. Load the mat into your machine.
  10. Load the first .svg (If you have a Brother ScanNCut, do a quick scan of your mat to make sure the design is positioned correctly on top of the magnet).
  11. Proceed with cutting the design.
  12. Once the machine has finished cutting your design, unload the mat from the machine and gently remove the cut magnet. Cut magnet
  13. Repeat steps 2-11 to create the remaining 2 sets of letters to complete your alphabet.
  14. Place magnets on your fridge or other magnetic surface and write messages to your kids.
    alphabet magnet on fridge

Want to create your own?

Simply install the Google font M PLUS Rounded 1c and create your own in CanvasWorkspace! Check out our easy guide on how to Add Google Fonts to Brother CanvasWorkspace‍ →
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