I saw this craft on Craft Gawker and thought, "How smart!". I bought all these random buttons for another project and didn't know what to do with what I have left over. This was the perfect solution.
Looking at the supplies used, you'll see that I used the 5/8" circle
punch. I needed circles to cover the back of the buttons that had
holes where the magnet would be seen. Using the hot glue gun, I used a
small amount to adhere the paper to the button. It adds a nice finished
look. If the button is took small to add paper to the back - Don't
Fret!! You don't HAVE to do it that way. It's also kinda nice to see
the hot glue come out of the other side (As long as it's not messy).
I just realized that I don't have any pictures from the back of the buttons!
the paper is adhered to the button you will add a bead size amount of
hot glue to the center of the back of the button and attach the magnet.
I learned (after about 10 completed magnets) that it's best to place
the magnet on a metal surface - it flattens out the hot glue and it
won't stick to your hands. The flatter the magnet is on the back, the
stronger the hold.
In all, I'm pretty happy with the initial results. I will make more.