by Jennifer of The Life of Jennifer Dawn for See Vanessa Craft
Recently I turned a small room of our home into our homeschool room. Needing cute ways to hang the kids’ work, I began creating different types of magnets with spare craft supplies I had on hand. Whether you’re hanging you child’s artwork, keeping the appointment cards visible on the refrigerator, or tacking items up in a home command center; magnets are always great to have around. Want to create some fun magnets for your home? Here are three ideas using items you probably already have in your craft stash…
What you’ll need: Washi tape, magnetic strips, mini clothespins, rectangular dowel, hot glue gun
1. Gather your materials.
2. Wrap strips of Washi tape around the dowel. You can use the same roll or make a pattern with different types of tape.
3. Using the hot glue gun, adhere the mini clothespins to the front of the dowel.
4. Secure the magnetic strips to the back with hot glue. Hang your bar magnet on any magnetic surface and display items by clipping them into the clothespins.
What you’ll need: circle magnets, washi tape (Just two items!)
1. This one is super easy and takes only seconds to make. Start by gathering your materials.
2. Tear off a piece of Washi tape that is twice the diameter of the circle magnet. Place it across the middle of the magnet and press the ends down.
3. Continue adding pieces of tape until the front is covered. Place a final piece of tape onto the back to cover the torn edges and give it a neater appearance.
4. Make sure all of the tape is pressed down nicely. Now you’re ready to put your magnet to good use.
What you’ll need: Washi tape, mini clothespins, magnetic strips, scissors
1. Choose your Washi tape and gather your materials.
2. Center a piece of tape onto the front of a clothespin. One of the great things about Washi tape is that it is very forgiving. If you get the tape in the wrong place, fixing it is easy because it lifts right off.
3. Cut off the excess tape from the shorter sides.
4. Fold the tape down along the longer sides.
5. Cut off a few small pieces from the magnetic strips.
6. Place the pieces on the back of the clothespin. Make clothespin magnets several to hang together.
That’s it–three simple ways to make magnets that are practical and decorative! Happy crafting!
Jennifer is a wife, mommy, and former teacher who left the classroom to stay home with her three little ones. She’s an avid crafter who loves to dapple in all things creative. Through blogging she’s found a way to share her love of craftiness and spread a little happiness. She blogs at The Life of Jennifer Dawn.