Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Refrigerator Magnet Project

Hello. I spent some time today making these cute little refrigerator magnets. I purchases the bird shape (made of masonite) at Michaels in a package of 12 for $1.99. The kitten and the puppy shapes are wood shapes from JoAnn's for $ .25 each. A spring type closepin holds a note or recipe, etc.
What you'll need: A piece of decorative paper, the wood, masonite or chipboard shape, a spring type closepin, magnet strip you can cut to size and small stamps.

Trace the shape onto cardstock. Be sure to lay the shape onto the cardstock in the same position you want to glue it on before tracing it or it will be backwards. Cut the shape out and stamp. I also embossed for extra eye appeal.

The magnet strip I have is self adhesive, so no gluing necessary, but if yours is not then glue a cut to fit piece to the top two thirds of the closepin. Glue the closepin in the center of your shape, with the part that opens at the bottom near the edge of the shape.

Here are the finished birds I did.

A puppy, kitten and another bird. I made all of these in a short time. Would be a cute favor.
I took some to lunch with girlfriends today and they loved them. Hope you do to. Leave me a comment if you can. Thanks for looking. Until later...........


Lynn McAuley said...

Your refrigerator magnets are the cutest ever!! Love the fun papers and delightful sentiments!!

Wonderful work, Sue!!

Anonymous said...

So nice to see you. Thanks for the beautiful bird magnet. Love it. Terry

stephanne said...

Yowza yowza!! These are really cool. Such a great idea. Love your shape and image combos, great sentiments, great job embossing (I tend to burn and make papers curl..) This looks fun, I may give it a whirl!!

Lovin' that birdcage on that paper. Too cute.

Ohhhhhh, cherries and polka dots, what a fun new layout!!

froebelsternchen said...

These birds are really wonderful Sue!
A great blog here!

Hugs from Vienna , Austria


theneon said...

Hi Sue

Thanks for sharing a fab idea. Everyone of them are just great -- however, I especially like your top featured bird magnet with the most appropriate note to meet the girls for lunch! Isn't retirement just the best job ever? I will hope to make some of these soon. Thanks again. Martha Kay