Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Now tell me, why do I have these?




Probably because I have some little kiddies come and stay with me for a few hours, once in a while. While my own kids are entirely beyond these, they still manage to find a way to mess around with them.

My friend Roo (who is hilariously clever and talented), over at Nice Girl Notes inspired me with her "non-obnoxious magnet letters."  I used the existing letters (can you say Stashbusting?), but she provided the vision.  Thanks!


I used stylish scrapbook paper and Mod Podge, and covered them.  After waiting a few minutes (it's tough I tell you), I used my exacto knife to trim as close to the letters as possible.  Then I used sandpaper, and small files to clean up the edges, and tight spots.

I covered them with Mod Podge and then my Art Gel to shine them up.







Ooh, fancy!  I have enough letters left to make an initial for each kiddo, and the words yes and no.  Stay tuned...







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28 comments:

  1. Awesome Christine! What a great project, and way to get something new and stylish without shopping!

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  2. Hi Christine,
    Wow, I have never seen such a stylish magnetic alphabet! Love it, such a great idea! Could you explain what Art Gel is? You always seem to know about all of the neat products out there that I've never heard of!

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  3. Man, I am definitely going to try this!!! love it

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  4. I love that you revamped the ones you have. So awesome.

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  5. That is too cute! I love it. I never would have thought of this and am now regretting getting rid of mine.

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  6. Oh these are cute...maybe a rainy day project for us here.Such a great idea. TFS!

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  7. Hey, Christine. Glad you entered the contest. Lisa got a hold of me just today...so not long before time runs out!! Good luck!

    BTW, I was here earlier and really loved your projects. You have so much talent!!!:)

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  8. That's so cute, classy and sophisticated. Functional and stylish!

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  9. Those are ADORABLE! Love it! Posting to my Facebook Page! :)

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  10. Hi am your latest follow on both here and Twitter. Love this great work. PLease come by and check out my blog www.jamarahcraftycreations.blogspot.com.

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  11. I love love love these. Really cute. I probably need to wait to do this until after my youngest is done "eating them", though.

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  12. Ooh! Those are so pretty. And definitely not obnoxious! :>

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  13. Hi Christine,
    In answer to your question, seam binding is like thin silky textured ribbon. You can use it for tags, to wrap gifts, hang ornaments, or anywhere you might normally use ribbon. This particular kind is like vintage seam binding (you can find the real vintage kind on etsy, too), and was traditionally used to neatly finish off the inner seams of sewn garments. And I thought you were the Queen of Craft Supplies :) ! I ordered some Diamond Glaze yesterday, I can't wait to get it & try it out! Can't find it in the stores here!

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  14. I love this idea!!! What a great way to incorporate your style with the kiddie stuff!

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  15. Very cool! They look so nice now!

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  16. Those are amazing!!!! So chic. I've thought about spray painting my magnet letters, which I imagine would be HOURS faster, but def not as cute.

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  17. I seriously cannot believe those started life as plastic letters!!! I have an enormous supply from my teaching days I know what to do with some! Thanks for the suggestion, I like to cover anything and everything with paper but hadn't thought of this one yet! Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree!

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  18. I love your stash busting style! I am too.. I must have about a thousand of those letters.. yours are too cute!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  19. These are adorable! I would say you have TOO much time on your hands but I've been just as guilty of doing this kind of thing! Sometimes it's the small things that make us so happy!
    Great job!

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  20. wow! that's pretty amazing. Very creative use of those letters!
    hopped over from tatertots and jello.
    have a great weekend!
    gail

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  21. So cute!

    I'd love for you to link up to Scraptastic Saturday! (If you want of course)

    http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/2010/09/scraptastic-saturday.html

    Hannah

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  22. what a wonderful idea! i love how glossy they turned out. i've never heard of art gel. thanks so much for linking up to a crafty soiree!

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  23. Thanks so much for linking up!!!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  24. what a wonderful idea! i love how glossy they turned out. i've never heard of art gel. thanks so much for linking up to a crafty soiree!

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  25. Ooh! Those are so pretty. And definitely not obnoxious! :>

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  26. I love that you revamped the ones you have. So awesome.

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