Friday, December 26, 2008

Grown-Up Magnets

So, I was bored on Christmas Day. I decided to see what I had on hand to craft with. I remembered seeing some magnets and pins from etsy sellers (see here). I already had a button maker (although a large button--2 1/4) and decided to recycle some old magazines that I had. I had been collecting some Men's Health and Men's Fitness magazines for a large scale collage that I am working on. I decided to recycle some of the unused pages for this project.

Cutting out the circles was a little bit more difficult than I had anticpated. I have a circle cutter that I eventually used but I wanted to use a paper punch. All of my paper punches were the wrong size. If I continue to make these, I will order the circle cutter from the company that makes the button making kit.

All in all, I liked the way that these turned out. I took the pin mechanism off the back of the button. I then glued a magnet that I had lying around and voila--a grown up magnet. I don't think that I would mind having some of these on my refrigerator door.


Jodi Renshaw said...

I love them!!! Great job. Do you have an American Button Making Machine? If so, the cutter is defintely worth it :)


Dr. Russ said...

I use the Badge a Minut system. I already bought the cutter.