Friday, July 25, 2008

Dollar Find Friday (magnets) & Give Away!

My back isn't feeling any better, in fact I'm pretty sure it's worse. When I'm standing up "straight" I look like I'm leaning to the left lol. This has been happening a few times a year since I was 17. It's getting pretty old now... I'm only 25 for pete's sake!

Anyways, on to today's project. I got this idea from my wonderful SU demo last year. I "borrowed" one of the girls' flat magnets from the fridge for this. I'm horrible right? But you gotta do what you gotta do for crafts! ;)

Large flat marbles ($1 at Dollar Tree)
Flat magnet (strong enough to hold up the marble)
1 1/8 Circle punch
Designer paper

Step 1- Punch circle in designer paper

Step 2- I used a thin layer of Aileen's Tacky glue on the back of the marble to glue on the circle punch.

Step 3- Cut out a piece of magnet large enough to fit on the back of the marble.

Step 4- I used red Sticky tape to adhere the magnet to the back of the marble.

Finished product holding up a picture that Kylie (my 5 yr old) drew for her daddy yesterday all by herself.

These magnets are such a pretty way to decorate your fridge. Along with this project of course!

*To give this card as a gift, just add a piece of magnet in between the layers of your card and stick the magnet to the front of your card!
*You can also stamp an image of your choice to make custom magnets.


Leave a comment on this post and I will choose a winner tomorrow using a random number generator. That person will get the following items-
5 large flat marbles
5 pieces of magnet (with sticky tape attached)
11 circle punches
A thank you card from me for taking the time to check out my blog!


christina D said...

it looks so pretty....definately on my to do list!

jmniffer said...

Bummer about your back, hope it feels better soon. Love the magnet idea, thanks for sharing. jmniffer

Lyndsay said...

These are really cute--and they look so easy.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica.... Sorry to hear your back is not doing better.You may need to see a chiropractor. I go once a month to keep mine from not acting up. Back pain..ain't a good thing.
Your lil magnets are so cute.
Marie H

Lacy said...

Sorry to hear about your back!! Feel better soon. I love the magnets - such a cute idea!!

Mary Anne in NJ said...

What a cute idea! Love it..hope your back feels better..sleep with a heating helps!

Cal said...

I love your dollar find Fridays. Every week I find myself wanting to head over to the DollarTree to see what I can create. Thanks for sharing.

kat said...

Another cute idea; thanks for sharing it with us! Be good to your back. I've got 2 words for you: muscle relaxers!

Anonymous said...

You have such great ideas for doing crafts inexpensively! Thanks for sharing them. Hope you're feeling better very soon.


Kristen said...

So sorry to hear your back isn't much better. Hope you are feeling better soon! What a cute idea for magnets. I would love a chance to try some :) !

Sarah said...

Love it!

Thanks for the generous blog candy, Love your blog!

Sarah, Israel :)

Pieces of me said...

Really cute idea!
Hope your back gets better soon!