Sunday, February 7, 2010
Magnetic valentine hearts
I couldn't avoid the lead up to Valentine's Day I guess. We don't normally celebrate Valentine's together but this year I thought I would do some decorating and sweet notes for my kidlets as Princess E is writing valentine notes to me already. It is fun for them so why not?
I made these cute little magnets using those flat sheet advertising magnets that seem to breed on the fridge.
I started with a motley collection of said magnets:
I used a cookie cutter (it could be from the playdough set actually) in a rather obvious heart shape and then cut out the shape. I also drew some freehand to use up smaller pieces of the magnet.
I used Mod Podge to glue them face down onto the backside of some pretty scrapbook papers. I also remembered I bought myself a cool booklet of adhesive backed paper prints whilst in Australia and I used a couple of those as well. So easy...
After they dried for awhile I cut them out using fine scissors and added a topcoat of Mod Podge to protect them from grubby fingers on the fridge. Here they are again (with some little apples sneaking in because I just love apple shapes).
Aren't they cute? No advertising magnet will be safe from now on. These would look lovely if you did a coordinating set with the covered bulldog clips for your office (or as a present for someone else's office), don't you think?