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The supply list for these Jenga block magnets may surprise you. With a few Dollar Tree finds and craft supply staples, you’ll have a craft that is too cute not to share!

Dollar Tree magnet craft

The Dollar Tree doesn’t disappoint when it comes to creating adorable projects.

Cute Jenga Block Magnets Made from Dollar Tree Supplies

I was drawn to try this craft because of the unexpected use of craft supplies. One of them being a Dollar Tree calendar, which I’ve always thought was simply adorable. Not to mention, they also make super cute crafts.

If this is your first time crafting with a Dollar Tree calendar, you’re in for a really fun and cute surprise!

The other supply is the tumbling tower game that you can also get at the Dollar Tree. You probably know where this craft is headed with those two supplies and yes, it’s going to be simple and fun to make.

I love Dollar Store crafts and I’ve even dabbled with making a few with magnets, like this magnetic organizer from a cookie sheet. But I must say these Jenga block magnets are genius.

WHY I LOVE THIS PROJECT

Anytime I can upcycle an old craft supply purchase, I’m all for it. Calendars are one of those things that I like to eventually turn into something and this is one of those times when they come through for the project win.

I honestly hadn’t thought about combining an old calendar with a toy, until now.

SUPPLIES NEEDED

  • Tumbling Tower Game (DT)
  • Calendar with images on the back (DT)
  • Wood glue
  • Mod Podge
  • Adhesive magnet strips
  • Paint brush
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors
    supplies to make jenga block magnets

TUTORIAL: HOW TO MAKE JENGA BLOCK MAGNETS

Follow this quick step-by-step tutorial below:

  1. Using the paint brush, apply a small amount of wood glue to the side of one of the tumbling tower blocks. 
  2. Set another block against the glued edge, and hold together for about 30 seconds. 
    glue the Jenga pieces together
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2, so that you have 3 blocks glued together.
  4. Cut the images out from the back of the calendar. If needed, trim to the size of the 3 blocks that you glued together.
    cut out the calendar images
  5. Using the foam brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to one side of the glued blocks, then set a calendar image on it. Then apply a thin layer of ModPodge over the image. Set aside to dry.
    glue the calendar images to the Jenga blocks
  6. Cut the magnet strips into 3 pieces.
  7. Once all image covered blocks are dry, attach a magnet strip to the back of each image covered block.
    adhere a magnet to the back

TIP: When applying Mod Podge, be sure to add a thin layer using side-to-side brush strokes. This will prevent bubbles and excess podge in certain areas.

Dollar Tree magnet craft

Are these not the cutest? I can totally see these going into a gift back this Christmas or even for a friend’s next birthday. Make these Jenga block magnets for your own home or to share with others.

MORE MAGENTIC CRAFT IDEAS:

  • Succuluents have a way of sprucing up any area so making this magnetic succulent planter was a no-brainer for me to try. I think you’ll like it too!
  • With the New Year right around the corner, grab this free printable calendar. Be sure to hang on to your old ones from this year for a crafting good time.
Dollar Tree magnet craft

Jenga Block Magnets

The supplies used to make these Jenga block magnets may surprise you. With a few Dollar Tree finds and craft supply staples, you'll have a craft that is too cute to not share!

Materials

  • Tumbling Tower Game (DT)
  • Calendar with images on the back (DT)
  • Wood glue
  • Mod Podge
  • Adhesive magnet strips
  • Paint brush
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Using the paintbrush, apply a small amount of wood glue to the side of one of the tumbling tower blocks. 
  2. Set another block against the glued edge, and hold it together for about 30 seconds. 
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 so that you have 3 blocks glued together.
  4. Cut the images out from the back of the calendar. If needed, trim to the size of the 3 blocks that you glued together.
  5. Using the foam brush, apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to one side of the glued blocks, then set a calendar image on it. Then apply a thin layer of ModPodge over the image. Set aside to dry.
  6. Cut the magnet strips into 3 pieces.
  7. Once all image-covered blocks are dry, attach a magnet strip to the back of each image-covered block.

DON’T FORGET TO PIN THESE JENGA BLOCK MAGNETS FOR LATER:

Dollar Tree magnet craft

4 Comments

  1. I have been making some of these and they are very easy to make. I have also used pictures from off the internet to make some to.

    1. Crafty Mamaw,
      Could you show examples from pics from the internet? I would love to know where you download the pics from. Thanks Sheryl

  2. Love these. I make them often.
    For a more personalized one, I use personal pictures from my phone.
    I take 6 pics and make a collage on my phone. 6 pics on top of each other.
    2pics side by side . Hope that makes sense. Make sure to do it horizontally so that all pics are usable. I have no printer so I take to Walmart and print a 4 x 6. You can make 6 personal pictures magnets. Would love to post a picture,but don’t think I can here.
    Same process except I don’t put a top coat of mod podge on picture.

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