Re-purposed Jewelry and Collage Magnets
Do you have a stash of old jewelry you can't part with and want to use somehow? Try making some of it into magnets for display for all to see and enjoy. I used to wear the pins pictured here, but no longer do and wanted to keep them.
Making a costume jewelry magnet:
- Use pliers to remove the pin back.
- Rinse and dry the jewelry thoroughly.
- Apply a small amount of hot glue to the back of the piece.
- Attach magnet pressing into glue.
- Let dry at least fifteen minutes before sticking to anything.
Making July 4th Magnets
The first thing I did was look through magazines, scrap booking papers and stickers related to the July 4th holiday. I then located different sized magnets I knew I wanted to create something new with.
Next I cut any papers to fit within the magnet and glued them on using a glue stick. I applied decorative stickers on last.
Ice Cream Cone Magnets
To make these ice cream cone magnets I simply cut pictures of ice cream cones out of a magazine. I then used a glue stick to adhere the pictures to a large thin magnet. Once the pictures were dry on the magnet I just cut the cone shape out.
Thanksgiving Sticker Magnets
I had fun making these magnets using stickers and old magazines. The standard 2x3 magnets worked just fine for this little project. Magnets that were mailed to me from various retailers were used to make these one-of-a-kind magnets.
Making a Thanksgiving Magnet:
- Cut out pictures from a magazine for the background.
- Attach pictures using a glue stick and smooth down.
- Next start adding stickers to make a little scene. Have FUN!
Christmas Collage Magnet
It's easy to make a theme magnet using just a few colors or even one. Magazines are full of colorful choices and ideas. I decided to go with red, white and green to make this holiday magnet. There is no right or wrong way to make a collage magnet. Be creative and enjoy the process of making something new.
*Making a Cheerful Christmas Magnet *
- Cut out at least ten or more pictures for a larger magnet.
- Use a glue stick to attach all you pictures and smooth down.
- Trim the edges of the magnet if necessary. Enjoy!
- not martha — to make: marble magnets
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© 2011 Laura Ross