California Donut Magnets

on January 2, 2018

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Learn how to transform basic letter magnets into fun DIY Donut Magnets inspired by California Donuts with this easy tutorial!

Soundtrack: Jimmy Eat World – Damage

I don’t know about you guys, but using donuts to spell out practically anything makes me super happy. I’ve been in love with all of the instagram shots of California Donuts spelling out “Congrats” for parties and things. And while I’m still a cupcake girl, I definitely love delicious donuts. So I figured… why not create my own magnets?

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California Donut Magnets

Time: 2 hours + dry time
Cost: $10 or less
Fun level: SWEET

What you need:
Letter Magnets
White primer spray paint
Beige or tan spray paint
Pastelle paint colors for icing – acrylic or multi-surface
Pink, Yellow and Blue paint for sprinkles
Small paint brushes – 1 or 2 specifically for detail
Clear sealant spray (optional)

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Start by cleaning off your magnets. You want an even surface to deal with, so just lay them out and do a quick once over with a wipe or compressed air.

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PAINT: One coat of white primer spray across all the magnets, making sure to get the edges. Go watch an episode of Bobs Burgers while you wait for them to dry. Then paint them with a layer of the tan spray paint. Let them dry for at least 1 hour.

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PAINT THE ICING: With a small brush, brush on the icing for each letter. I found that I only needed to do 1 coat of the multi surface paint since it was thicker. If you need to do more, thats cool too. Just cycle through them and then let them dry for at least an hour.

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SPRINKLE THE -ISH OUT OF THEM! Because the best thing about a colorful donut is the sprinkles. – don’t lie, you fought over them just like the rest of us! Add in sprinkles using a small detail brush at random places.

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Allow everything to dry overnight and finish with a layer of spray sealant if you’re so inclined.

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California Donut Magnets - Do It Your Freaking Self | #LetterMagnets #CaliforniaDonuts #kidscrafts| Letter Magnet Idea | #Magnet

California Donut Magnets - Do It Your Freaking Self | #LetterMagnets #CaliforniaDonuts #kidscrafts| Letter Magnet Idea | #Magnet

California Donut Magnets - Do It Your Freaking Self | #LetterMagnets #CaliforniaDonuts #kidscrafts| Letter Magnet Idea | #Magnet

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