Friday, May 10, 2013

colorful wooden magnets

My kids have tons of stuff going on- soccer, dance, school assemblies etc.  There are tons of papers around our house that always get stuck to the heart of our home- the fridge.  So since I can't do anything about the gobs of papers, I decided to at least make cute magnets to hold them.


The magnets are bright, colorful and FUN!!


I started with these bare wood pieces from my local craft store.


I mod podged some cute patterned papers to the front of them.


Then using a craft knife (amazon link), I cut the excess paper off.


I sanded the rough edges and gave each piece a few more coats of mod podge to seal it.  


I glued a small magnet (amazon link) to the back of each wood piece.


I love the variety of colors and shapes.



And they look great holding up a pic of my pumpkins!!  






7 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! I love how colorful they are. It's sure to brighten up any kitchen. :)

    We'd love for you to share this over at Much Ado About Monday, if you get a chance. :)http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/05/much-ado-about-monday-no9.html

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  2. I've seen lots of glass magnets, but never wood ones! I like the country look of these. Thanks for sharing. I found you on nap-time cerations link party. I posted on there too. Please visit my link if you have time. I've only been blogging for a week, so I am SO excited to have a visitor.

    Gina
    http://ginascraftcorner.blogspot.com/2013/05/how-to-sew-on-cards-tutorial.html

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  3. Hi!
    I found you through tatertots and jello. I absolutely love these magnets! I have made map magnets using glass rocks before... but I love how these look flat and aged. What a great idea, I am totally going to have to do this!! Thanks for sharing it,
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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  4. Such a cute and clever idea. And I love the papers you used!

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  5. So cute - I LOVE these! The papers you used look fun and modern and go together really well (but not in an overly match-y way)! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  6. You have created really awesome designs, Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts.
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