Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Magnets, DIY project

This week, my 4 year old, Alaina, has started Kindergarten! It's so hard to believe that I have a child in school already, but I'm so excited for her. I wanted to create some different magnets for the fridge to proudly display all of her artwork and papers that she'll be bringing home. This project is the perfect reason to get out that over-flowing box of scrap paper, and create something useful and cute!


Repurposed Paper Magnets


Materials needed:
• magnets (I used rare-earth magnets)
• 1 inch circle punch
• little paper scraps & cardstock scraps
• glue (I like E6000 glue for my magnets)
• double sided tape
• Starbucks coffee sleeves


Directions:
1. Punch circles from the coffee sleeves

2. Working with the coffee sleeve circle, use a piece of double-sided tape placed in the center of the circle, and start to piece little scraps of paper next to one another, and some that are overlapping eachother.


3. Trim excess paper from around the circle as you go. (after this step I sewed the pieces of paper together for my magnets) Add a coat or 2 of mod-podge to seal the paper and let dry.

4. Using the E6000 glue, glue on a magnet to the smooth part of the coffee sleeve and let dry overnight.

And presto!! Cute perfectly pieced magnets, and completely made from your leftovers!!


48 comments:

ania said...

Very cute! :)

Chris said...

These are adorable! Now I want a sewing machine JUST to do these!

~kellyann~ said...

Love the magnets Tara!
Did you sew right through the corragated punch out??

Congratualtions on being featured here at sei. I already love your blog and etsy shop!

Beth Perry said...

those are toooo beautiful!!!! i love them! mini works of art!!!
I would love to put them on my layouts!!
Great idea!
B

Daniela said...

These are awesome! What a great idea!!!

Jill said...

These are BRILLIANT! Thanks for the tutorial.

Sarah said...

i can't even tell you how awesome these are! but mine looked nothing like yours. :(

Melissa said...

gorgeous!

Bree said...

oo i love these.

Keely Yowler said...

These are absolutely perfect! I can't wait to try these.

AnastasiaC said...

these are so wonderful - im going to try these for sure!

Kate & Oli said...

These are AMAZING!

planettreasures said...

What a great idea.
I can imagine something like that with fabric scraps?? maybe make a badge??

ingrid said...

These are so fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial.

Michelle said...

I just love these...what an awesome use of scrap!!!

Tricia said...

Very cute, and I love how you have used things that you already had.

Melissa said...

Very cute! I'm going to have to make some of these.

Catherine Hansen Peart said...

These are great, love it!

Carol said...

Oooh, how fun! I think fabric would work too! Maybe I'll try both!

Shir Benovich said...

Love it!

Domi (Paris, France) said...

génial !
merci !

Cyndi said...

Brilliant! Great use of the scraps and coffee holders :)

lou said...

what a fab idea. totally great!

Createology said...

Very clever and a great use of scraps and recycling. Your little kindergartner will love having her artwork displayed proudly. Happy creating...

Catharina Maria said...

This is fun !
I like to make them .
♥ love from the Netherlands, RINI ♥

Catharina Maria said...

Yes I have makes some of this little things and I love them !
They are now at my blog .
Hope you will see them there !
Thanks for this lovely project !love from ♥RINI♥

Miek said...

How cool is this!
Very nice creative work!

KOLOROWY ptak said...

What a great idea!!! I love these!

OLIWKA said...

simple and lovely :)

kitchen table said...

Adorable indeed! I never think of that idea. You are so creative to think something beautiful like that. I wish I can also do that kind of stuff.

Sam said...

Thank you so much for that idea !!
It so cool !! Ma fridge is so awfull !! I will do that !!!

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

I love these! Very creative! I would love for you to link up any of your projects to my Ten Buck Tuesday link parties!

And, I'm a new follower :)

www.youngnester.blogspot.com

SewTara said...

Ooooh I like these! Great way to use up paper scraps.
Plus I'm a sucker for anything that reuses/avoids those paper sleeves being thrown out.

No Impact Bride said...

This idea is adorable and we love it so much we've included it in our latest post at No Impact Bride. Hope you don't mind!

http://www.noimpactbride.com/2011/08/recycled-coffee-cup-sleeves.html

Thanks!

Country Mouse said...

What a creative way to use scraps! Your magnets are so pretty! My 'baby' is a senior! I remember her first day of PreK like it was yesterday! Thanks for the how to!

Leah said...

Found via Pinterest!
Love it!

Leah

SewDanish-Scandinavian Textile Art, Unique Handmade Supplies said...

Totally love! Thanks for sharing
:-)
Birgitte

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Totally cute! TFS!

Molly said...

Really cute. What a great idea. keep Crafting!

Splendid Little Stars said...

so pretty!

Chok Keun said...

such a cool idea! Can do crafting, recycling and minimise waste at the same time, bravo!

Independent Scentsy Consultant said...

These are adorable!! I'm looking for little gifts to give my customers. May have to try these! Super Cute!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Love these!!! So pretty too! :) ~smiles, HOlly

Anonymous said...

I was given some of these as a gift a few years ago with some made as Christmas tree ornaments (hole punched and ribbon tied on) I love to use up those scraps of paper.

Darlene Bishop said...

What a great idea! Thanks!

LinnsScrapShack said...

I love this idea and I have more paper scraps I know what to do with.... I thnk we used this for a cub scout project. just have to take the portable sewing machine to the den meeting. This is so awesome!!!!

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