Monday, September 21, 2009

Magnetic Personality

I have the best craft idea for you today! Are you so excited? Me too! (Admittedly, it takes very little.)In homeschooling, and in general life, I find that I need magnets. Lots and lots of magnets. I'm one of those people who clutter the front of my fridge with bazillions of photos of people I love, so I already have a ton of magnets. But I wanted magnets that actually served a purpose... You know, something worthwhile like um, oh I don't know... organization. That surprises you about me a little bit, doesn't it? (snicker)
I bought a narrow stick (about the size of a yard stick) at the craft store, an adhesive magnetic sheet, and some rub-on letters. I brought home the stick, painted it, and then rubbed on the letters. My husband cut the stick with his saw, because for some reason, he doesn't trust me with a saw. (He needn't worry, you can't hug a saw or anything... though I nearly could have, after I saw how adorable these turned out!!) After the ends are cut, you want to dab some matching paint on the ends... then simply adhere a magnet cut-to-size, on the back, and voila, you are done.

You could literally make magnets that say anything! You could go crazy with this people. Organizationally crazy. So now... go- and...

Organize your life.

(Oh how I love those three little words...)



35 comments:

  1. Ohhh, how cute!!! Love it! How big are they?

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  2. Thank you, Sasha! I needed to see this. I will use these in my classroom!

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  3. What a great idea! I haven't seen a flat stick like that before, I'll definitely need to be on the lookout for those. Thanks for sharing =)

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  4. That's a great idea!! I may have to "pick up sticks."



    Diana

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  5. I love those three words too...music to my ears. Great job on the magnets. I'm sure they will be of great use to you.

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  6. Hmmm, I wonder if you could use paint stir sticks from home depot and trim off the funky end part. It would be fun to put ispirational words like Love, Peace, Dream, Give, Hope.... okay you know what I mean. Okay adding this to my list of projects. You are so original and clever, how do you do it?

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  7. How cute are those!?! If you wanted you could even run a router over the edges to smooth them down. Not that I know where the router is...I have a stainless fridge unfortunately, and magnets wont stick to the front. Makes me so sad. I need a huge magnetic board to hang on my wall just for my magnets!

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  8. Such a great idea Sasha. Love it. The rub on letters are great too. Did you get those at Michaels? I hate painting words.

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  9. LOVE this...I am also one that doesn't like a lot on my fridge, oh what am I saying I have nothing on my fridge it bugs me, but these are great and see a purpose here! thank you Sasha...btw, my hubby doesn't trust me with a saw either...I don't get it!

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  10. so let me get this straight...you're super organized, you home school, you run a home, care for a husband, blog, AND Craft!?
    ok. you need a workshop called "how to be me." i could really use the course! :)

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  11. Well aren't you the smarty-pants! This is a great idea. I love crafty projects!

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  12. LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing! ;o)

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  13. Hi!
    These are SO cute! Great idea. I love labeling anything.

    I just linked up your "BOO" candles to a post. (Wanted to give you credit for how cute they turned out)

    Take care,

    Alyshia

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  14. That is such a great idea. I am nowhere near that organized but my daughter will love this. I have access to a lot of wood, so this will be a piece of cake!

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  15. Love this idea! I love how organized you are!

    Have a great day!

    Adrienne

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  16. What a great idea. That is awesome!

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  17. What a creatively cute idea! Keep the ideas coming, girl!

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  18. very cute....and helpful to remember what day of the week it is!!!

    chas

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  19. Sasha..what a great idea! I love good ideas, I like to be organized too and that's a keeper of an idea.
    Come see my new post and see what you think..I'm learning! :D

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  20. Get out of town! SO darn CUTE!!!! love love this! now i have to run to the store for a stick!!!
    xo,
    LuLu

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  21. You know me sister. I'm all about the organizing!! Love the idea!

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  22. I so love your ideas! I love magnets! I need to go by a couple of venti caffeine drinks and get to work! Where did you get your flat stick? And the rub-on letters? I know where to get the coffee:)

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  23. Oh mama, what a wonderful idea! I'm about to make a chart for Jeromy, and I think I'm going to be discovering the joy of magnets very soon.

    And thanks for checking up on me, I know I've been blog-sent (that's 'blog absent shortened) for a while, but I promise, I will post again soon. My family is fine, thank God. But it's hard to see the folks in my community having such a rough time of it. I've been helping my church with helping those who've been temporarily displaced. Wish us luck! Thanks for the love mama! **HUGS!**

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  25. Very cute idea! Thanks for sharing it. :)

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  26. Oh, oh, you could totally just use paint sticks from the store! They look about the same size and you can get them for FREE! (I just did a modge-podge craft with paint sticks :)

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  27. What a great idea. I am so copying you! Keep them up because I do NOT think of stuff like this on my own.

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  28. What a great idea, if I only had a fridge that magnets stuck to. Maybe I could get a piece of metal to put up on my kitchenette wall, becaus i really want to make some of those.

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  29. Great idea! Did you know you can get magnetic paint? Just think of it... you could paint a wall and cover it entirely with organizational magnets! :)

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  30. Those
    are
    cute


    and i'm for anything that makes you smile during the course of an ordinary day!

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