Monday, June 30, 2014

Quick Craft Project - Magnets and Memo Board

Sometimes, as a crafter, I get stuck for inspiration. Today, I took "getting stuck" literally...

I decided to make some cute magnets and memo board!

 I started with a metal sheet from my craft stash, ribbon from DoCrafts, magnets from The Magnet Source, and fabric-covered buttons from Traditions "Explorer" collection that I got on clearance (y'all know I love to save money!).

First, I punched holes in the metal sheet with my Crop-A-Dile Big Bite. The metal is thin so punching was no problem. I then chose an ivory ribbon and put it through the holes, double-knotting it on the back, to make a hanger.

Then I got to work on the magnets. The buttons I used were actually found in the beading/jewelry section! They had a shank on the back so I cut those off with a shank remover.  

By the way, if you don't have a shank remover, do yourself a favor and get one. I love using buttons on my scrapbook pages and other crafts, but I don't want the big shank on the back. This tool cuts them off easily.

I then put magnets on the back of the buttons. These magnets from The Magnet Source already have adhesive on the back (so handy!) so no glue is required.

And that's it!

And you can make magnets out of just about anything. I started sticking magnets on all sorts of items.

I put one on a Maya Road wooden bingo chip and another on a cute little Prima Pebble!

This quick craft project would be great to hang almost anywhere -- in an office, a cubicle, or a teen's room. 

Hope you enjoyed this post and can't wait to share more with you!

Since the project uses magnets, it is not recommended for small children.

Thanks to The Magnet Source and DoCrafts for supplying the magnets and ribbon used in this project. Though I received these products for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Images by Freepik