Monday, February 20, 2012

Picture Magnets (made from baby food jar lids)


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I've found, yet again, another way to reuse those baby food jars
by making picture magnets out of the lids.

It was pretty easy to do and I used was:
  • Lids from baby food jars.
  • Cardboard
  • Pictures
  • Magnet disks
  • Mod Podge and E6000 or craft glue
  • and Scrapbook paper

I started off by using the smaller side of the lids (the very top) as my stencil and traced 6 circles onto a small piece of cardboard. Then, I used the same side of the lids (instead of tracing) I just used the X-acto  knife to cut out the pictures.

 Note: in this picture the lid is the wrong way.
You will need to trace it the other way in order for the cardboard to fit inside the lid.
I learned this the hard way :-)


After that, I pushed the small rounds of cardboard paper into the lids.
I put a small amount of Mod Podge on the back of the pictures and glued them to the cardboard. 
I applied about 3 layers of Mod Podge on top of the pictures, letting it dry in between.



When they were dry, I flipped them over and used E6000 glue to glue the 1" magnetic disks to the back.


I also decided to use some scrapbook paper and the X-acto knife to cut strips for the sides of the lid. 
I used Mod Podge to glue them on and to coat the top.


And that's all! Super easy, so cute,
but best of all: I just used stuff from around the house!


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