Sticky Business

Since the addition of the Magnet Board (check out  “Stuck on You” from a few posts ago), there has been a dramatic increase in the volume of masterpieces being created and brought home from school. As a result, we now need more magnets! 

A quick search at a few local stores didn’t yield anything I liked. So…off to the CRAFT ROOM! After a bit of rummaging around in what I like to call the ‘random crafty pile’ I came up with the following.

First up…mini magnet photo frames. 

MATERIALS: Mini photo frames, packages of Neodymium magnets (read: SUPER STRONG!), Weldbond  Glue. P.S. Keep the magnets away from your children, they are very strong and if swallowed will mean a break in crafting to head over to the nearest ER.

Mini Frame Magnet Supplies

I removed the ‘stand’ on the back of the frames.

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I then placed a tiny drop of glue on the back of the Neodymium magnets…again, can’t stress enough…be very careful with the magnets. They are unbelievably strong, keep them away from each other or you’ll have a hell of a time getting them apart. Trust me! 

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Let glue dry for an hour-ish then Voila! You have cute little magnet frames. 

Next up…mini magnet photo frames version 2.

MATERIALS: Photo frames with magnets already affixed (I think these were Umbra?) and sparkle tape. You could use any type of ‘fancy-ish’ tape. There are amazing designer duct tapes available now as well.

Mini Frame Magnet Supplies 2I measured and cut the tape and affixed it to the front of each frame. So easy…

I also created a few button and jewel magnets with the Neodymium magnets and  Weldbond Glue. Below is a photo of how they all turned out. Easy, not to mention really pretty, DIY magnets.

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As always have fun crafting and feel free to contact me with any DIY questions! Have a great week!

Make Me Frame-ous Valentine’s Card Display

A while ago I repainted an old frame, it was just hanging around until I decided to use it for this post. Of course, Dahlia helped me pick the colour. “Hot pink is THE ONLY way to go Mommy,” apparently I have a 16 year old trapped in a 4 year old’s body. I didn’t want to disappoint, so I went with hot pink. This particular shade is called Tutti-Frutti from Behr Paints.

I will tackle DIY frame/furniture painting in an upcoming post (note to self…finish that blog post).

Let’s get started! Supplies shown below, fishing wire, mini clothespins, tape and painted frame. Regular sized clothespins work as well, but you might have to use a stronger tape, i.e. Duct Tape, not Duck Tape…I get that question a lot and apparently so do the nice people at the hardware store. Or at least that’s what I’m told.

1 Supplies

I passed the fishing wire through the spring on the clothespins. I went once through the hole, then looped back through to keep them in place along the wire.

2 String mini clothes pins

3 Tape Fishing Wire

I opted for tape to fasten the fishing wire because knowing me, I’ll likely want to re-purpose the frame at a later date. I fastened four lines with clothespins, you could do more or less depending on the size and number of cards you wish to display.

Here is how the frame turned out. 4 No Background

But…here is how it would look if I tacked a bit of fabric onto the back.

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So there you have it. A quick and easy Valentine’s Day card display. As always, feel free to email me with any of your DIY project questions. Happy Valentine’s Day Crafty Friends.