Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Vintage Magnets

  Awhile ago I made these adorable little alphabet magnets inspired 
by my BFF Bec at Little Lucy Lu.  (She is SO creative and awesome.
You really should go check out her blog sometime.)  

I never posted my finished product on Sweet Little Gals, so here you have it.  
Sweet little alphabet magnets, homemade.   

I love 'em so much I think I will eventually make about twenty sets of them!  {grin} 

And the fun thing is I thought of another way to make them
only with a vintage twist.  I'm so excited about it!!

Here's how I did it...

I used the same little wooden discs as I did for the alphabet magnets 
and painted them with Krylon spray paint, white and celery {green} 

(And I somehow missed taking pics of the painting process, oops!) 

Here's the cool little discs
Then I sanded and distressed the edges of the painted discs 
to look like this (SWEET huh?)

I used these two colors of distress ink
(Walnut on the white discs, both colors on the green discs for a different look)

Then here's the part where I did things a little differently...

I took my newest issue of Flea Market style magazine
(I just LOVE this magazine)

You could use whatever magazine you want!!

And traced little random circles out of it (using the alpha stax sticker
as a pattern) to look like this

I cut out a whole bunch of them!
Aren't they CUTE?

Yeah, I cut out each and every one of those circles :)

Then I used Modpodge to put them on the painted discs

Added magnets on the backs of them with 
Gorilla glue

And here you have it, cute little vintage magnets!!

 Now I just can't WAIT to put them on my fridge!


Kaitlin Jean said...

I LOVE these! What a great idea!! You did such a great job! and youve given me a new project for my apartment! :)

jess@balancing the dream said...

what a great idea!! I am leaving here inspired!! :)

Quirky Homemaker said...

Very, very cute!!!
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Bec@littlelucylu said...

I feel so ...... flattered? tickled? AWESOME?
These are great, Sara!
So cool to know I've inspired someone ... and that you've actually DONE something about it! :-)
Thank you!

Creative Raisins said...

These are really cute, I am putting this on my to-do list.

Natalia Lynn said...

WOW! This is super cute! What a great idea, I love it. And aside cutting out all those circles, it looks pretty easy!

Michelle @ Delicate Construction said...

These are great!! Love how they came out!!! I am visiting from Funky Polkadot Giraffe and I am a new follower!! Hope you have a great week and that I see you around soon!

keatseatsblog said...

SUPER adorable!! Thanks for sharing!!

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Katie Cannon said...

Cute Ides this would make a great gift for my girls to make for Christmas. thanks for sharing.

Just Jaime said...

Cool idea! They turned out great!

Jenn said...

These are so cute! They will look awesome up on the fridge. That is a whole lot of patience cutting out all of those circles! I remember seeing Bec's a while ago too - I love her blog as well. Thanks so much for sharing at The Creative Spark!
Jenn :)

Linda Jordan said...

What a cute idea! I love making magnets & my fridge is covered with tons of different types I have made, but I might need to add in some of these...

Thanks for sharing! Visiting from "Someday Crafts"

Linda @ http://lasteve1.blogspot.com/

Elise Engh said...

I'm loving those magnets! Cute idea! I've really been into magnets lately- trying different materials and things. So thanks for the idea.


Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...


Thank you so much for sharing it at my link party!

Amanda Lee said...

These are absolutely darling! What a fantastic idea!

Katie said...

These are awesome! How creative! I'd love if you would join us over at Sew Woodsy and link this project up!

Yvette @ AquaSeventy6 said...

Very cute idea!

Jen @ My Own Road said...

Great idea! I love that you used distressing ink too, beautiful

Mary @ Redo 101 said...

I am loving those so much!!! I can see gift ideas there, too! Thanks for sharing the deets!


Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

I absolutely love these magnets and cannot wait to make them! I hope you will come to my HomeMade Monday blog party at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com to share this fab project!

Deborah March said...


Kirsten @ Mushki Loves said...

Wow! Those turned out so cute! I need some! I amd so pinning these right now! You have a fun blog! I'm your newest follower! I would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me back! Thanks!
Have a great day!

Tracy said...

Hi Sara!

I found your fabulous project and blog through the linky party at A Creative Princess :)
I'd like to invite you to my weekly T.G.I.F. Linky party to share your projects -- I'm looking to grow my party with good quality projects just like this one….here is the direct link if you'd like to join us sometime….:)
T.G.I.F. Linky Party

Jessica @FoundtheMarbles said...

Those look terrific. What a great idea!

Tiffany said...

These are beautiful! What a wonderful idea! (I found you through Mel Dreams Often). Love your blog :o)

Jennifer said...

Using the pictures from the magazine was a great idea! You could do any theme with that idea. I pinned this on pinterest and featured you on my favorite things today :)


Susan said...

Hey Sara,
Stopping by from Mel's hop.
You make it look so easy! What a great idea.

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

Beautiful! I really love the ABC ones too. I would love it if you would stop by and link this post up to my crafty link party that I just started at Lines Across My Face.
:) Rachel

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Now that is a good idea! Super fabulous!

Katie said...

Love these! Thank you for linking up at Sew Woodsy last week. Hope you'll join us again tomorrow!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Hey I featured this on my blog tonight! Come check it out and grab a button :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/08/your-whims-wednesday-18-and-features.html

Unknown said...

Hi, I actually first saw the alphabet magnets on your friend Bec's blog and made some myself this week! They turned out so cute! The vintage ones are a really cute idea too! I'm going to post about mine on my blog tomorrow at www.acozyplace.blogspot.com :)

Yes said...

Pinned them! I love these so much. :)

Amy said...

What a great idea! Cute.

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