Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Make Wooden Magnets

Hello all and thank you for joining me today for my contribution to this years 12 Days of Gift Giving at Catch the Bug!!
I'm sharing a set of wooden magnets featuring the Cute Fruit Blocks Mini Set from Bugaboo stamps.
My original tutorial for the wooden charm can be found HERE.  The differences are: My wooden pieces are square, I didn't punch a hole, and I added a magnet on back.

Also, I have found that Mod Podge is WAY better for little hands.  From experience with the wooden charm, I learned that Beanie needed something a little more durable - so I tested the Mod Podge and find it to hold up to handling better.
Don't get me wrong, I love my Glossy Accents, but it's best used on cards.
I went with simple packaging because that's the way I roll ;)  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's A Word for You and as you can see, I'm not much of a bow maker.
I also thought I'd show a simple, inexpensive gift that can be used year round and not just for Christmas.  Plus, depending on the image, they can be super customizable!

Thanks so much for stopping by and happy crafting!!  I will be linking this up with Tatertots & Jello, Flamingo Toes, Skip to My Lou, Whatever You Want Wednesday and Inspire Me Fridays.

EDIT: I've gotten a few emails about the wooden shapes and where to get them.  Here is a pic of the ones I got from Michaels.  The cost is about $3 for the bag - less with a 40% off coupon!  These are also sold at Hobby Lobby - but a different brand.

9 comments:

mulberry station said...

What an adoable idea for a gift. I am going to try this one. Thanks for the tutorial.
Hugs, Nancy P

Lisa Lara said...

These are so awesome Lola. Love love them. How did you get your wood squares? Did you cut them square?

Catherine said...

Oh Lola this is gorgeous ! What a fantastic idea ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

This is adorable and a FANTASTIC idea. We try to make our Christmas gifts and this is fun, inexpensive yet very fun and useful......useful is so important. I LOVE this!!!

Cammy Wall said...

What a sweet set Lola! Great idea!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a wonderful tutorial, and yes these would made such cute gifts. Sounds like Bean might have helped you a little.. You are such a wonderful mom.. Hope you are taking time to enjoy the reason for the season, I have been trying to get things done early ever since I read that on you blog the other day, so I can have time to enjoy the reason for the season too.. Hugs

Lisa Lara said...

Thanks for answering my question about the wooden pieces Lola. Show's people are reading your blog and inspired by your awesome creations. Hugs.

Tracey said...

These are wonderful Lola & what a great present idea :D
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Shannon White said...

Goodness! So Clever Lola!! Love your Awesome set of magnets! These are going to make Fabulous gifts! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

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