Thursday, December 30, 2010

Alphabet Magnets

My candle holder project left me with a lot of little baby food jar lids.  I kept them because....#1-I am a hoarder....and #2-I just knew if I kept staring at them long enough, I could find a good use for them.  And I am fairly certain that this is what makes me a hoarder in the first place...everything can be used again, in another way, right?  I like to think so.

While staring at my ever growing collection of lids and wondering what to do with them, I realized that the little circle in the center was about the same size as my new circle craft punch.  Could it be?  Was it possible that I could squeeze yet 1 more craft from my $6 toy?  I was giddy with excitement.  Really....It doesnt take much, folks.

Here is what I did:



I punched some scrapbook paper with my 1.5 inch craft punch and put alphabet stickers on the circles.



I spray painted the lids and hot glued magnets on the back.  Then I glued the circles in the center of the lid.



And now you have a nice little set of alphabet magnets for your 2 year old to pull apart, shove under the fridge and carry on with their day, as if nothing ever happened.  Enjoy!

19 comments:

  1. Tammy-

    You really are getting a lot of miles out of that craft punch, eh?

    These are adorable!

    <3
    nicolette

    link them up at CJT!

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  2. Great idea! I hear ya on the "hoarding". My hubby will try and throw things away and I won't let him "just in case" I can find a use. It drives him batty!

    Thanks for linking up and sharing on Thrilling Thursday @ Paisley Passions. Hope you stop by again soon :)

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  3. What a creative idea! I tend to like to hold onto things too. It seems that I always find a use for something right after I throw it away!

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  4. Cute! And you're right, if you keep something long enough, sooner or later you WILL think of something to do with them, hehehe! (i'm a hoarder too...!)

    Tnx for linking up at Who Made What? Weekend linky party! :)

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  6. These are REALLY cute!! Oh, dear -now I am going to be hoarding lids! :)

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  7. These are so much cuter than my retro rainbow abc magnets --- I have GOT to make a few of these to class up the fridge a little =)

    love it!

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  8. can you punch circles out of felt with that thing? i have an idea/want an excuse to buy one!

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  9. Very cute! I like that they can be made to match each persons decor.

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  10. I made some letter lids for a memory game for my 3 year old but love the idea to make them into magnets. My almost 2 year old would spend all day pulling these off the fridge and putting them back on :) Thanks for the fun idea!

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  11. YOu just made me kick myself for throwing away all of those billion baby food jar lids that I've used over the last few years. Ugh! These are so so adorable (& way cuter than those plastic alphabet magents that I have). Well done!

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  12. OMGosh! This is so cute and a great way to upcycle those lids! Fantastic project! Thanks for sharing at the Gettin' Krafty With It party!

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  13. Just letting you know that I featured your craft on my blog! :)

    http://naturallymecreations.blogspot.com/p/your-featured-creations.html

    If you want, you can grab an "I was featured" badge from my right side bar! :)

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  14. I love your project so much I featured it this week!

    Come grab a button if you'd like. You deserve it. ;)

    ~Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  15. Featured your super cute magnets tonight! Stop by and grab a featured button!

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  16. Super great idea! I am a hoarder too! Love what you did with the baby food jar lids. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Vicky

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  17. These are so cute. I need to find some baby food jars.

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  18. I'm in love! Off to count my stashed baby jars:) Thanks for auditioning for American Crafter!

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