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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Fun with Magnets!

This time of year I always look for ideas for simple projects to while away the hours on these long, cold winter days. While leafing through one of the more current issues of Somerset Home magazine, an article caught my eye that showed something that fit the bill! Using vintage elements such as buttons and jewelry to make magnets! These examples above are some of the ones I came up with!

This is the page I ripped out and hung on my inspiration and idea door!
So simple and pretty. The magnet I hung it with was an old pin that I took the back off of.

More examples I made using earrings and old buttons.

Perfect for displaying the business cards of blogging friends!!

...and my own too! I decided to branch out a little and dug through my stashes of junk, looking for anything I could glue a magnet to. Found this little tart tin and added a clock image from an old book and then glued a glass "bubble" over it!

How about a lone butter pat with a little bling in the middle?

This cabinet in my craft room stores supplies and makes a great spot to hang my clippings and inspiration pictures!

Of course you can use them to hang stuff on your frig too! Like pictures of your adorable grandbabies!!

A pair of old clip earrings now hold a picture of my favorite little cutie!

These little pieces of architectural adornments are the perfect size for magnets!

Funny how one picture in a magazine can start an idea in your head...I guess that's what inspiration is all about!

So I'm joining Debra for her Vintage Inspiration Friday party at her blog Common Ground!
Now I'm heading over to get some more inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. They are great!! I love the tart tin idea!

  2. I've said it before and I'm saying it again...that grandson of yours is just the cutest thing!!! Love that photo!
    Love the magnet ideas!! I've made some with vintage earrings and dominoes but I never branched out from there. I agree with Angela...love the tart tin magnet.
    Have a great weekend.

  3. Julie that is a great idea. I have huge jars
    of old buttons and that would be a great way
    of using them. That grandbaby of yours is soo
    ooo cute. Thanks for sharing your find.

  4. These are so cute! What a great idea and so much fun to make. Great way to display these wonderful pieces of jewelry and buttons.

  5. LOVE that tart tin with the clock image! New follower here :)
    Have a great weekend, Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  6. Julie, these are wonderful!! I love all the different combinations, and I DO love the bling! really fun, Thanks for sharing all the inspiration.

  7. Julie - I just love these! Great job and that grandson...I could eat him up!

  8. Just LOVE all these wonderful ideas, Julie! And your wonderful cabinet makes the perfect display! I'm inspired, too! Your little Jackson is such a heart stealer...XO

  9. Oh those are wonderful. How cute they look and Jackson is adorable.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  10. What's that saying the goes "anything that's not nailed down....."? You can glue a magnet on it!
    They look great, love the butter pat.
    And that cute little grandbaby!

  11. hey julie! thanks so much for your comment, you are so sweet! speaking of sweet, lovin those magnets and that little darlin in the hat is the bees knees.



  12. wow cool kitchen! love your tree to and the magnets love them

  13. On the second picture down it looks like a plate of the most intricate cupcakes!


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