FIRST4MAGNETS | Applications

29/03/2021
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Create A Closing Tote Bag With Magnets

Struggling to find something for a friend, family member, sister who love to shop? Don’t panic. We have put together a quick and easy homemade gift idea for any last minute present buying! Home gifts enable you to add personal touches, making the recipient feel extra special. Our 20mm (0.79″) diameter x 2mm (0.08″) thick N35 Neodymium Magnet – 2.3kg (5.07lbs) Pull are perfect for sewing into the top of the fabric of tote bags, to keep them securely closed. This will help protect their shopping on those rainy days!... Read More

22/03/2021

MAGNETIC BRONZER & EYE SHADOW PALETTE

Bronzer and eye shadow palettes have become a must have item in many make-up collections. We recently heard from one of our customers who had a great idea of creating her own magnetic bronzer and eye palette, which would allow her to magnetically attach her bronzer and eye shadow palettes, so they held securely in place. For this application, our customer used: Ruler Box Craft knife  Glue Magnetic sheet Self-adhesive steel discs A collection of her favorite bronzers and eye shadows. Then follow these easy steps… Step 1. With a... Read More

17/03/2021
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Create your own Magnetic Spice Rack!

Magnets are useful all over the home, particularly in the kitchen. For example, magnetic knife racks and magnetic cupboard and drawer closures are not uncommon. They can even be used to keep oven doors firmly shut and of course, every fridge has a magnetic flexible rubber seal. Another use of magnets in the kitchen is for creating a magnetic spice rack to keep all those spices neatly organized and accessible. We were delighted to receive these pictures from our UK customer, Mike, who had created this wonderful example of a magnetic spice rack. You can clearly... Read More

15/03/2021

KITCHEN APPLIANCE HACK: TUMBLE DRYER DOOR

The use of magnets does not need to be complicated. In fact, some of the simple ideas are the best ones! Recently we helped a customer with a simple home DIY trick for their tumble dryer door. Their tumble dryer sits on top of their washing machine and the door to the dryer kept closing whilst they were loading and unloading from the machine. They needed a solution to keep the door open when required. The customer advised the team that their dryer door was made from chrome plastic, which... Read More

03/03/2021
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Create Your Own Magnetic Marble Run

We have always believed that magnets provide one of the best ways to have fun. We recently received an email from one of our customers which we certainly think proves this!’ Our customer was a painter and decorator who was commissioned to build an exhibition. The summer exhibition was named Marble Mania! Marble Mania was designed to be a collaborative project from the Neotists, a creative company in St Neots. This project was supported with a grant from Cambridge Community Reach fund and offered as its main feature a giant... Read More

01/03/2021
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Using Magnets For Model Making & Engineering

Magnets have worked their way into the model making world and have become a staple to many model makers, used for holding parts and completed models together – making them an extremely useful aid during the construction of these masterpieces! From model trains, railways, Warhammer and planes, we have covered them all! So if you would like to check out more of our model magnet applications click here! Magnets are useful for all types of models. In particular our experts have requests from a large amount of train enthusiasts. The... Read More

24/02/2021
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Using Magnets In Scrapbooking & Paper Craft

With over 4% of the United States population having done traditional scrapbooking, it is considered one of the most popular crafts in the nation. One of our customers who is the founder of Dawn’s Inspirations, a website that provides expert craft tutorials and workshops for making scrapbooks, photo albums shared their amazing scrapbook creations with us, all with the use of magnets! With a YouTube channel and subscribers from all across the world, their love for teaching others the art of craft and scrapbooking is above and beyond. With multiple... Read More

19/02/2021
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How To Create Photo Displays With Magnets

Looking to display those precious memories, but do not want to hammer into your walls and furniture? Well we have the perfect solution for you, all with the help of magnets! Below, we will demonstrate how to create magnetic photo frames and apply them to your walls to create beautiful displays that can be updated and re-arranged instantly. To start, we are going to create a magnetic fixing point against your wall. For this, you will need a circular disc magnet with a self-adhesive backing, like the ND20015NA-LM-4. Please note,... Read More

18/02/2021
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Creating A Model Railway Coupler With Magnets

Ever wondered how you can successfully couple and decouple your model railway carriages whilst they are in transit? At FIRST4MAGNETS we receive a ton of phone calls and emails from model railway enthusiasts asking how they can use magnets to enhance their models! With an abundance of enquiries regarding magnets and model railway couplings, we decided to create our very own solution to recommend to our model railway enthusiasts! Searching across the web can produce a handful of tutorials on showing how you can use magnets in your railways to... Read More

16/02/2021
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Wakey wakey, rise and shine – How to fix light seepage with magnets!

Everyone loves a good nights sleep, and there is nothing worse than when this is disrupted, especially if it is from light seeping through your curtains at 6AM! Sleep plays a vital role in everyone’s life, sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels. It can also help improve mental/physical health and helps support a healthy brain function to make you more productive throughout the day. So why let the things like your curtains get in the way of this? Especially since this can be... Read More