Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Valentine Magnets

Okay....Okay....I know.  This is the, like, 50th craft Ive done with my little circle punch.  Let me just say, in my own defense, I am not a one trick pony.  I do have other crafts that Im working on.  Crafts that in no way involve the little circle punch.  I promise.  Its true! 

These magnets were actually an accident.  I was sitting with Daughter #3, helping her make a garland for Valentines Day.  She is 2 and LOVES to get crafty with Mama.  So I had a lot of craft supplies out on the kid's table.  Scrapbook paper, stickers, and my trusty circle punch...you know...just in case.  You never know when you will need such a versatile tool.

Daughter #4 was crawling through the kitchen at the time, headed for her favorite play area....the fridge.  She loves all the magnets we have.  An 8 month old is easily amused sometimes.  Sometimes. 

Somehow, one of the boring grown up magnets got pushed down in to the fun magnet kid area, so I picked it up and....It hit me.....We need Valentine Magnets in this house!  Cute little magnets in festive colors to hold lots of little love notes.... Hand written terms of endearment...Beautifully romantic letters of adoration. 

Or, in reality....grocery lists. 

I used the circle punch to punch out a few circles from a free magnet used for advertisement.  Not the first time I have used these for crafts.  I also used them for my Gingerbread Invites.  This particular one is for our local Mosquito Control Department.  I honestly have no idea where I acquired this magnet  Or why I would have it.  I have never felt the need to call them..And I hope I never do.  Especially now.  Because their number is covered with scrapbook paper and stickers.  Lucky for the mosquitos, I guess.

After I punched out the magnet, I punched out some paper circles and glued them to the magnet and added a few foam stickers.  Except the black one.  He got a shot of spray paint because I didnt have any black paper.  Sure.  I could have put that cute little love bug on red or pink paper.  But he deserved so much more.  I really wanted him to stand out.  Sometimes, you just gotta go the extra mile.  And, in the end, Im glad I did.  That black background is just the right amount of  'pop' against the stark white of my grocery list.


  1. You sure are getting a lot of mileage out of ur lil punch! { I just bought one b/c of you! Love that lil guy}

  2. ok..this is a brilliant idea! I am in charge of coming up with a Valentine's craft for my son's preschool class. I could totally do this with them. I have the punch, the magnets and the stickers.
    Thank You!!!!

  3. @Staci...so glad you like the idea! I hope the kids have fun...Let me know how it goes...would love to hear all about it.

  4. @Nicolette...You are going to enjoy every magical craft you do with that little beauty! Money well spent, I promise!

  5. so cute! great ideas! i found your blog on It's FUN to craft! I'm your newest follower! looking forward to seeing future crafts and browsing through the others!
    Kelsey @ Scrappy Ideas

  6. Just wanted to let you know I gave you an award.

  7. Tammy-

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice last week.

    FYI: Creative Juice is on hiatus until the week of Valentine's Day because of The Beat the Winter Blues Party.

    If you have any cool photo project you'd like to link up...stop by!


  8. These are so cute! And i have plenty of sheet magnet that i could use for something like this! (i don't have a circle punch like that though...)

    I'd love it if you could link it up at my party this weekend! :)