Sunday, September 12, 2010

Old Magnets, New Look

IMG_7779_4236Based on some tips I’ve read on other blogs, I kept some business magnets that I have been receiving in the mail to use for future projects.  I had an opportunity to put a couple of them to use.

IMG_7773_4233I had printed out a “contact sheet” of pictures of my granddaughter thinking they might work as wallet size.  They were too small, but rather than just throw the sheet of pictures out, I decided to cut them out and make magnets with them!

IMG_7775_4234 I first found some scrap scrapbook paper and used the magnet to get the size.  I cut out each little picture and put it on the magnet to see how many I might get from each.  The smaller magnet will only give me two, but the larger one gives me eight. 


I Mod Podged the paper to the face of the magnet.  When that dried I applied a coat of Mod Podge to the top of that.

IMG_7789_4243 I found this small piece of cardboard that was holding a little pin and it seemed the perfect size for me to cut the magnet down to and then adhere the picture on top {almost like a border or frame look}.


Sneaking in granddaughter shot.




The great thing about this project was that I already had everything on hand and didn’t have to spend any money.  IMG_7811_4251

Great gift idea especially with the holidays not too far off.  As a stocking stuffer or combined with a magnetic memo board.  What new Mom or Grandma wouldn’t like something like this?

Linking up with

It’s So Very Creative at It’s So Very Cheri

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Make It Yours Day at My Backyard Eden

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

P.S. I’ve been playing around with fonts, so I hope I’m not driving you crazy. 


Jane said...

Hi Kathy,
What a beautiful granddaughter! And what a perfect way to showcase her picture. I can see those on all your family's refrigerator doors!!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Cute idea...and she is a cutie!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, This is a wonderful use for those magnets I normally throw away! Your granddaughter is a cutie.
xo, Sherry

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Kathy!
Your little granddaughter is so cute. I know you just adore her and that sweet little face.
What a great gift idea for Mom and the family.

Now, you can put her on the fridge and look at her all the time. The magnets are a great idea.


Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

These are so sweet! What a cutie!

Angie said...

I love this idea! She is too cute!

Entertaining Women said...

I agree that these will be wonderful stocking stuffers for Christmas! She is a cutie pie. Thank you for sharing your project with us. Cherry Kay

Jen @ said...

She is adorable! What a great idea!


Jane B. said...

Kathy, this is such a great idea...and basically free too! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Room to Inspire said...

Very cute - what a great idea! I best be saving these from now on!


Unknown said...

omg, what a great idea. I am SSOO doing this! I would love for you to come over and share it on my new "I did it" series!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

How clever! I always wonder what to do with all of those advertising magnets. I feel guilty throwing them away... Now I know! Thanks for the idea.

Warm blessings,

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh, and PS.... Your little granddaughter's a beauty.

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Hi Kathy!

How did I miss this post! What a fab idea and what a cutie she is!!

What an exciting project with the historical society!

I know about being motivated. I just can't seem to get into my dolls these days . . :(


Becca Bertotti said...

Hey Kathy! What a creative use for those magnets that, unfortunately, sometimes wind up in the garbage. Your grandbaby is precious and how fun she can now decorate more spaces now. Too, love that this was mostly a no cost project. Take care, Becca (PS: thank you so much for your sweet comments on my Fall kitchen.)

Anita@Theycallmejammi said...

She is so gorgeous...I know you just have the best time snuggling with her. Great tip on the magnet pictures...I can see one hanging on the side of my fridge.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hi Kathy! So nice stopping by to visit with you. Sweet place you have here! Fun magnet project that turned out so cute. Especially with the photo of your dear little one :)

Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!
Kindly, ldh

Sonny G said...

oh wow , what a pretty baby you have.. Love the idea of using the magnets this way..
thanks for your visit. Its always a joy to see your smiling face.

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness! What a cutie! My own kids are in high school now...but I just might have to dig out the baby pics to do this...just so I can feel really teary...and old, of course! :o)

One Cheap B*tch said...

Such a great idea and I love the photo of her laughing! I hope I get to see her again soon!!!!!

xo, J

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi kathy--so cute!!! I made magnets a month ago and didn't post them yet--I will soon! I love this of your granddaughter.

The Single Nester said...

I have some of those same magnets and the paper too!

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