Friday, April 9, 2010

Scrappy Magnets



My fridge has been out of control lately. It was covered in pictures, kid's drawings, birth announcements, shopping lists, etc. I couldn't stand it any longer so I took everything off this morning and filed it away. I then realized that I had 20 "promotional" type magnets that were making things look very messy it bothered me that they didn't match. I remembered an idea I had seen to cover those magnets in fabric and decided to try it with some clearance scrapbook paper that I picked up at Target the other day. This whole project cost a couple of cents as I only used a little paper from the pack I got for a quarter, and everything else I had on hand (mod podge) or was free (magnets).



I traced the magnets on the paper and then applied a thin coat of mod podge to glue both together. At this point it is important to smooth the paper down so you don't get any wrinkles, it also helps to use a very thin coat of the mod podge. Once that is dry, trim the excess edges.



I applied three more coats of mod podge letting them dry for about 45 in between each application. I don't have pictures of this because I was alone and couldn't figure out how to do both things at once. Once they dried I immediately put them to use and I'm so excited at how well they work and they are cute too!



I will definitely try this with fabric as well!



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15 comments:

Amelia@MyTwoRedheads said...

What a creative idea! I'm going to have to try it!

Sarah said...

Cute! That's great. Thanks for sharing!
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Veronica said...

What a great idea.

Threeundertwo said...

That is a great idea and really helps tie the items together. Thanks so much for linking to Finished for Friday! I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Corna said...

Love that!!

Janna said...

Ah yes! The perfect solution!

Alison said...

What a fun idea!! So much better than plain old yellow book magnets. And they add so much color!! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on my blog lately. You are too kind!! I need to search the archives of your blog. I love your ideas!!

Alison

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

What agreat idea, it really brightens up the fridge and another great way to use pretty paper!
Dena

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

great idea!

Emily said...

Thanks for the comment! Its great to have another fun blog to follow!
Emily at Toads Treasures

Jennifer said...

That is a fantastic idea and one I can actually do! I am going to try this as soon as I pick up that mod podge

Jessica Hills said...

Thanks so much for linking to Favorite Things Friday!

Kendall said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm going to have to start saving those freebie magnets now! Thanks for linking up to Shop The House Sunday.

Lanie said...

Very cute! I linked to this in my Friday Favorites this week...

http://www.laniejandco.com/2010/04/friday-favorites-41610.html

Hope you'll stop by for a visit! ~Lanie

Ginger said...

Love this idea! I have a ton of these and I always end up throwing them away after a couple of months! What a great way to re-purpose them! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ginger
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