How to make magnetic earrings

Updated July 20, 2017

Magnetic earrings are the ideal accessory if you want to avoid having your ears pierced. While magnetic earrings are available in a variety of styles, you can quickly and easily make magnetic earrings to suit your own style and preferences. They can be made inexpensively using decorative items such as fancy or themed clothing buttons, faux jewels or any other small items you would like to wear as earrings.

Insert one glue stick into your hot glue gun. Heat up the hot glue gun until the glue drips clear.

Grasp one of the 6 mm (1/4 inch) magnets with the tweezers. Using tweezers will give you more control and keep your fingers from getting burnt by the hot glue.

Drop a small drop of hot glue onto the magnet.

Immediately place the decorative item (such as a unique button or faux jewel) onto the hot glue on the magnet. Allow to cool.


To wear the magnetic earring, place the decorative front piece on the front of the ear lobe and another magnet behind the ear lobe. If the magnets don't attach, try flipping the back magnet over so that the magnetic pole attracts the magnetic pole of the decorative front piece.


Do not give magnetic earrings to children. Not only are they a choking hazard, small magnets can be fatal if swallowed. To avoid accidentally swallowing or inhaling the magnets, never wear magnetic earrings in or around the nose or mouth.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 powerful craft magnets, 6mm (1/4-inch)
  • Tweezers
  • Hot glue gun
  • 1 glue stick
  • Decorative items
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About the Author

Monica J. Miller has been a freelance writer since 2005 and is published in "A Time to Love Magazine." Miller has more than 20 years of experience crafting. She writes on a variety of subjects, including parenting, family and relationships, business partnerships, Christianity, gift giving ideas and health issues.