Tuesday, February 12, 2013

People Magnets

I'm a level 2 craft hoarder.

What this means is that I keep things I could reuse or "recycle" to make something new, and I tell myself that I'm saving the environment by doing so. Things I have hoarded with intent to craft later on: glass jars (homemade soy candles?), magazines (photo collages! Which I actually did use in my classroom once), pillow stuffing (for new throw pillows, duh), and those magnets that you get in the mail with your local pizza place's phone number.

What separates me from a level 1 craft hoarder is that I NEVER save cardboard tubes from toilet paper or paper towels.

I just had a thought that if I died, what would happen to all my closet of craft supplies? Let this blog post act as an official legal document stating that in the event of my death, I hereby leave my craft estate to a local art teacher.

Poor Kennedy. Even in my death, he can't throw out my hoarded craft supplies.

GOOD NEWS! I found something to do with all those pizza magnets I've been saving for years ( I can't believe they survived the move), as well as this year's Christmas cards that I can't seem to throw away.

(DIY personalized magnets)

This project was FREE TO ME! I used some of that spray adhesive and mod podge left over from my Super Cheap DIY Pop Art project.

I gathered Christmas cards from family members that Campbell knows. He's obsessed with faces lately. Not in a Silence of the Lambs kind of way, but I mean he likes looking at people's faces. Quit associating my sweet baby boy with a serial killer.

Christmas cards

Here's my magnet stash!

I cut out the pictures from the Christmas cards and also cut out a matching magnet piece for each picture. Then I laid them all out (pictures are face down, magnets face up) and gave them a light spray with my spray adhesive.

Side note: Is it still important to keep magnets away from computers and electronic devices? I'm not super-vigilant about it, but am I the only one who is still a little worried that all my data will get erased if my phone is next to a magnet?

Stick the picture to the magnet and give the picture side a coat of mod podge.

Put the magnets up in an aesthetically pleasing and visually balanced arrangement.

What will you make with your hoarded pizza magnets? If your picture is up on my dishwasher, you best be leavin' a comment.


Laura@FoodSnobSTL said...

I LOVE this!!

Anonymous said...

I guess I'm going to have to send you a picture of your Dad and I so we cn get on your refrigerator.

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