9.02.2010

The post in which I make easy magnets.

I recently figured out that it would be incredibly easy to make our fridge look like this:


 ...instead of this:


For some reason, we feel the need to adorn our fridge with every free magnet that comes in the mail or is given to Rick at a pharmacy career fair.  No, that isn't a lot (hopefully Rick will be going to another career fair soon!) but they were, nevertheless, unattractive and cluttery. It was time for a change, which is why, yesterday, I sat closely examining the fridge. No, I don't do this often. It occurred to me, as I examined closely, that we did not, in fact, need any of the magnets. And the stuff that they were holding to the fridge did not need to be displayed on the fridge, either. So off it all came.

Now, one's fridge certainly does not need to be decorated, but I wanted to add a little fun to it, especially since we are really limited in how we can decorate the small kitchen (there is almost no available wall space). So, I decided to make some new, non-MVP health care magnets for our fridge.

I gathered my supplies: artificial orchids that I had purchased for $.60 a package at Michael's a few weeks ago, a hot glue gun, and the said MVP health care magnet of yore.


I cut the magnet into little squares,


cut off the orchids' wire stems,


and hot glued a magnet to the back of each orchid.


This whole process took approximately 5 minutes, and now we have sweet little flowers on our fridge. Since some real orchids are toxic to cats (tear--I think they are absolutely gorgeous), and our kitties chew on everything that boasts the power of photosynthesis, this seems like a nice compromise.


I still have several magnets left, so let me know if you have any easy ideas for making other fun fridge decor! :)

10 comments:

Amy @ Journey Mum said...

That is really neat and much more attractive than advertising magnets. Can you buy sheets of magnets at Michaels? I have a gorgeous little espe lunchbag that's handles got nibbled on when we had a mouse in the kitchen. It still has a lovely little frog and lilypads on the front that weren't damaged so I was thinking of cutting and framing it, and if I could find some kind of large magnet board putting that behind it in the frame. Keep the unique ideas coming!

Erin said...

Hey Amy; sounds cute! I know they make rolls of magnetic sheets with adhesive backing, and a craft store would definitely be your best bet for finding them. Good luck! :)

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