Thursday, May 17, 2012
Something Out of Nothing
A while ago I got a magnet with some razor blades that I bought. It was a nice magnet in terms of durability, magnetic hold, and size, but it wasn't exactly a magnet that I really wanted to display. So, I got out my paper crafting supplies and got busy, and in less than 10 minutes had transformed it into a cute little magnet that I'm happy to have on my fridge!
I started with some simple supplies that I had on hand. Since my kitchen has a lot of red and brown I picked these papers and card stocks. I also pulled a couple of punches, a stamp, and a little clip embellishment.
I started off by using mod podge to put the paper on and cut it down to fit the magnet after I had glued it on. Then I sanded the edges and distressed with a little brown ink.
Next I used my 'happiness' stamp and the punches and made this little oval tag. I used the brown ink to distress the edges.
Then I mod podged both pieces and let them dry.
Finally I added some little dimensional foam stickies to the back of the oval to make it pop off the magnet a bit, clipped on the little clip, and had myself a little magnet! And the best part is that it was FREE!!! I love making things for the house, but the 'free' part makes it that much better!