Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Altered Magnet Strips

You might have spotted these in the corner of my Growth Chart photos...I have metal strips from IKEA screwed into the wall to hang the children's artwork.

I altered the magnets with some simple stamping from the Cheep Talk stamp set and punched with the 1-1/4", 1-3/8" and Scallop Circle Punches. The embellishment was adhered to the existing magnet with a Pop Up Glue Dot.

This was just a simple way to dress up the magnets. My upline, Kim Peck, designed a much more elaborate alteration to one of these magnet strips at her downline pizza party in July.

Sorry the photo it's clearer...we covered the metal strip with Thoroughly Modern DSP and Modge Podge. Instead of screwing it in to the wall, we used the holes for the screws and attached a piece of Bermuda Bat Polka Dot Ribbon. The magnets are embellished with the 5 Petal Flower Punch and the new Butterfly Punch that coordinates with the Flight of the Butterfly stamp set.

4 comments:

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

What an absolutely brilliant idea! Now I need some magnet strips!

Anonymous said...

I read an article this weekend about people taking IKEA furniture and adding to it to make it look like a more expensive piece of furniture. You gotta love IKEA. Vivian

Julie A. said...

Very cute:)

Christine said...

Okay...so this is soooo neat!!! I LOVE it, actually!!! I can't wait to try it out!
I have my kids artwork put up in our basement... I strung rope on the wall with screws and made a 'clothesline' and then I put their pics up with a clothespin! They LOVE it!!
Thanks for all the neat ideas!

Stampin' Hugs & Wishes!
Christine