Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Christmas Magnets

My daughter has been bugging me for more magnets.  I don't know about you but my kids go through magnets like crazy.  They go missing, get trashed, get damaged.. or perhaps they hoard them.  
I don't know but the kids love to decorate the fridge with their artwork.  And since I love it, too, I promised her we'd make some.  And her request was 'Christmas magnets'.  
So I delivered!


I love getting rid of scraps.. and that's what I did with these!
First off, I received a bunch of baggies of wood shapes and pieces from my hubby's grandmother awhile back.  They're nice and sturdy for a magnet so they worked perfectly.  You can find these at most craft stores and sometimes the dollar stores have them, too.


I chose the mittens, triangles and star for these.  I also gathered my scraps of felt and ribbons and embellishments.



For the Christmas trees, I used a green felt and traced the triangles onto them.


Trace and cut all your shapes with the colors you like.


Then glue the felt onto the wood pieces with hot glue.


Then start your decorating!  I let my kids pick out most of the decorations to add to all the magnets.  But of course, I did the gluing.


I used ribbons, trims and ric rac for the trees and mittens.  And also some scrap white felt for one of the mittens.. they had to have a Santa mitten!


For the star, it needed some glitter.  I used spray adhesive and sprinkled on the glitter, then let dry for a few minutes.



I also had a ton of these sequins which worked perfectly for the tree 'ornaments'.  


And pearl embellishments, too.


So purdy..



For the magnet.  I used a roll of self adhesive stuff from the dollar store.


Since the adhesion probably wouldn't live up to my kids heavy use, I used hot glue to stick it on.


Done, and done!


Great for their little fingers!




And the kids love the festive magnets for their (more often than not) festive artwork!


The below picture is of baby Jesus and his mommy.  Cute!



Have fun!!

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24 comments:

J's mom said... Best Blogger Tips

Just stopping by to invite you to My Wednesday Linky party. http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/11/whatcha-work-up-wednesday-linky-party-7.html

Tonna @ Navy Wifey Peters said... Best Blogger Tips

Really cute magnets!!! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!

T'onna
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the classroom creative said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi-

These would be perfect over at The Classroom Creative once we start our Christmas crafts at the end of November. I'm pinning them over at that account.

Thanks for sharing at Creative Juice. I wish it wasn't so cold up by you, so you could wear your pretty fingerless gloves. It's in the 40s here, so send them my way...lol...

Take care,
Nicolette

SueLovesCherries said... Best Blogger Tips

They're so cute! (as are the drawings!) :)

CuteEverything.com said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are so fun and look almost good enough to eat! Thanks for linking at Printabelle!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said... Best Blogger Tips

I'd love to have you join my Pin Me Linky Party that starts Friday at 8am CST because these are awesome! I'm going to pin it now! My daughter is going to love making these. I am following via FB, Pin, Twit (pending), & GFC now.

Diana
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Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said... Best Blogger Tips

oh they are really cute

Jocie@TheBetterHalf said... Best Blogger Tips

So cute. what a great activity for the kids!

We just got our link party up and running and would love if you came and joined in on the fun. Each week we are giving away free ad space for one week to one random party goer. Our main site gets thousands of hits per day and The Better Half gets thousands per week. Hope to see you there! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-6/

Tami Von Zalez said... Best Blogger Tips

Nothing a little glue gun and glitter won't solve!

Popped in from FYF.

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Diana - FreeStyleMama said... Best Blogger Tips

Thanks for linking up! I might have to try these with my scouts!

Robyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Super cute! That would be fun to do with my little guy.

Robyn, rufflyribbons.blogspot.com

Shannon Barefoot said... Best Blogger Tips

adorable magnets! Visiting from Pin Me & I've pinned this to my Xmas board :) Thanks for sharing!

Shannon
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RoseMarie said... Best Blogger Tips

These are super cute! They would make a great gift for teachers! Thanks for sharing -- now onto searching for those wood shapes!

Lisa West said... Best Blogger Tips

I love it!! We have been making magnets by using bottlecaps as mini shadow boxes. But I will have to keep this in mind!! So adorable. Thank for sharing. Found you Joyful Stamper challenge, Lisa

Angela said... Best Blogger Tips

Very cute! I might follow your lead and make a few Christmas magnets. My kids have plenty of places to display their artwork but are prolific in their picture making at this time of year, so adding some festive magnets on the fridge to hold up art would be really handy!

Pinned :)

Tina from A Few Pretty Things said... Best Blogger Tips

very sweet! lovely idea!

Monica said... Best Blogger Tips

these are so cute. love them

Jill said... Best Blogger Tips

OH these are super cute! I love this idea!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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Jocie@TheBetterHalf said... Best Blogger Tips

These are so cute - I love felt projects!
Thanks so much for linking up and linking back last week at the Humble Brag! Hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects and see if you were featured. Don't forget, we will be giving away more free ad space! :)
http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-7/

Hindustanka said... Best Blogger Tips

the magnets is a wonderful Christmas decoration! well done, thanks for sharing this idea!

Carrie said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea!! I love them! Thank you so much for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

Sarit Bronstein said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a great idea for kids activities.
This Hanuka I am hosting my kids friends and we will create Hanuka symbols magnets.Thank you for sharing this with us!!

Sarit Bronstein said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a great idea for kids activities.
This Hanuka I am hosting my kids friends and we will create Hanuka symbols magnets.Thank you for sharing this with us!!

Sarit Bronstein said... Best Blogger Tips

This is a great idea for kids activities.
This Hanuka I am hosting my kids friends and we will create Hanuka symbols magnets.Thank you for sharing this with us!!