Saturday, January 23, 2010

Nine Nifty Magnets

I've been collecting for my creative space for a very long time. A few years ago I had a store credit at my local scrapbooking store and invested in this great Making Memories Magnetic Boards for my room. They've been patiently waiting in a closet and are so glad to be out in the sunlight. I've hung them on my craft room wall right beside my desk to help me stay organized.

My little boys had taken them over but I cleaned all the lovely crayon drawings off the other day and reclaimed them for myself. I didn't have any magnets so I picked up a package of blank magnets and set out to make my own. Now if you're worrying about the prolific artwork pile and some hurt's all good. Mommy has a plan for them that they are excited about. I just need to find a little more time to work on that next.

So here's how to make nine nifty magnets....

Flowers: simply hot glue them on the magnet. Isn't this Prima flower stunning? What more could you need?

Buttons: For this sweet and easy magnet I wanted a vintage look. This darling little chipboard button was tied and then adhered over a white blossom. Simple and sweet.

Stickers: Add some letter stickers to personalize a purchased magnet. I picked two of these up at Michaels. (Note to self: ceramic magnets don't do well when dropped on concrete floors.) I did rescue it and turn the magnet into the stamped magnet variation.

Printed Chipboard: I have a lot of beautiful chipboard pieces. Glue together, add a little heart and you're done.

This and That: Mix it all up. I found all these sweet little pieces in a box of loose embellishments. Layer, layer, layer and use it up.

Stamped Magnet: Stamp and ink up a piece of chipboard, cardboard or whatever and add some goodies.

Fabric: Now I think this one is my favorite. A piece of Prima canvas fabric is adhered to the back of the acrylic piece. (I used Ranger Glossy Accents but any clear liquid adhesive should work). Allow to dry and then adhere a few found items from your drawer.

Felt: I love these colors! Stack the felt, add a button and you're done.

Ribbon: I love ribbon! Here it's mixed up with a flower and some sweet Maya Road scrapbooking product

So here they are all together...

And here they are beside my desk.

The best things about this project, they used up scraps of stuff I had on hand, they personalize my space, keep me organized and it was a super quick project. I'm pretty tickled with how cute they look.

Which one do you like the best?
Have a great weekend!

This post links up with Funky Junky Interior's Saturday Night Special


  1. Adorable magnets!

  2. I may only choose one? I really love the stars, the fabric memories and the stamped forever ones!

  3. These are so sweet!! I like the felt stars and the love and and and...oh goodness!

  4. So very sweet magnets! Love how they differ in such unique ways.

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  5. What a great idea, sure beats all the advertising magnets that embellish my refrigerator.
    Thanks for sharing.


  6. What a great idea. I think my favourite is the "forever" one.

  7. These are all beautiful! I don't think I can even pick a favorite. Thanks so much for sharing. They are great!

  8. I loved the stamped and fabric ones - so pretty! Love them!

  9. I can't chose just one because I luv them all. Being a papercrafter myself, I'm going to use these ideas for my scrapbooking pages. TFS! Sheila

  10. I have never thought of making beautiful magnets with the little odds and ends in my studio. Thanks so much, Julia!

    Loved seeing your work in Stamp It! cards mag. Got to meet Teri Anderson, Cath Edvalson, Susan Opel and more of the staff from PC at CHA this weekend.

  11. Boy-each one is so unique and detailed!

  12. Do you have a certain type of magnet you use? These are all so beautiful and motivate me to get usin' up my scraps! Very nice!


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