Introduction: Refrigerator Magnets, Making Old Magnets New and Beautiful.

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Making old magnets new and beautiful.

 

Don’t throw them out. Recover Your magnets.
Don't let your precious photos be held in place by magnets that say something embarrassing, or take away from that special moment.

 

 They can be made into frames acceptable for the wonderful pictures you want to  display on our Refrigerators.                                         

Step 1: Tools and Accessories

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Card makers will recognize the steps, but those that do not have the supplies and cutters listed can do this simple project with
an exact-o knife.

Gather your magnets

Assemble some simple tools, Double sided tape or glue sticks.   Craft Paper or images from magazines, scissors, and any other craft tools you would use for card making or scrap-booking, even fabric scraps are useful. Cuttlebug or other embossing machine, and Die cutters.

First remove the cover of the magnet if possible, if not it can be covered over no problem. Mark the magnet to which side had the ad on it, important, both sides are not magnetized.

Any decorative papers or a image from a magazine you want to cover the magnet face with can also be added as covering material. Stampped images or kids art can be used too.

I  will include a list of items I used to make these samples at the end of this demo.



Step 2: Making the Frame

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Step three making a frame.   Mark the dimensions on the opposite side or magnet back, and cut carefully, the paper should be adhered before cutting. Fabric may not cut properly  and may have to be trimed from front side,   Trim any hang over from the paper side.

Step 3: Cuttlebug Directions

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Using the cuttle bug or other embossing or die cutting machines make this process easy.

Using dies from various vendors, I used spellbinders rectangle frame die cuts. plan  the decorative material or paper on the magnet first, and attached it with double sided tape,

I chose two dies,I set the larger die die to cut the outside diameter, and an interior cut, This will leave me 2 magnets, a frame and a center.

Cuttle bug mats used were, white mat, or Mat A, Mat C,  and Mat B were used to cut through the magnet and paper, You may have to add card stock to make a complete thorough  cut.

The cut frame and center then tape or glue paper  to magnet. and finished with embellishments.

Make sure your embellishments are not too heavy  for the magnets. The magnets have to hold the photo and the decorations too.

Enjoy your creations and look of a nice photo display.

Step 4: Embellishments and Words Finish the Magnet

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Step 5: List of Supplies

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List of supplies,

Glue stick,

Double sided tape

Glue dots

Craft paper various colors and styles.

Fabric scraps

Die cutters from Spellbinders and other various companies.

Cuttlebug embossing machine and cutting mats

Embellishments, ribbon, stickers, stamps, rhinestones,

ITEMS I USED
Graphic45 " Little Darlings Paper pack"
Fiskers border cutter
My Minds Eye and Sasafras papers,
K&Company embellishments rosettes, and stickers
Jolees boutique dimensional stickers
Studio G  adhesive gems
tea died lace,
misc. stickers

Comments

Clilyhughes (author)2012-04-30

I love it!

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