DIY Photo Clip Magnets
My sister-in-law Melanie doesn’t have a lot of magnets on her fridge. I noticed this because I took something off her fridge to look at, then had a really difficult time putting it back on as each magnet is precariously holding up 3 or 4 other items. Just when I thought I had the balancing act mastered, the thermometer dropped and broke. Right, note to self, get Melanie some magnets…and a new thermometer.
I got crafty and made Melanie some mini polaroid magnets that had been doing the rounds on Pinterest. They turned out brilliantly and I mean to make some more in the future and do a post on them, cause they were surprisingly easy. The subject of this post however is photo clip magnets, which I decided to make because they are very handy, and I had a lot of leftover magnets lying around.
The photos are pretty self explanatory, but here’s a few tips:
- Buy ceramic magnets, rather than the bendy type, as they are much stronger. You can get these from hardware stores (I got mine from Bunning’s Warehouse).
- Apply several coats of varnish spray over the glittered pegs to give them a good seal and prevent the glitter getting all over you every time you touch the peg, or even look at it.
- Use super glue to adhere the magnets to the pegs. You can’t go wrong with super glue. It’s like duct tape – can be used to fix anything, well almost, probably can’t fix relationships.