It always seems like I am a few magnets short, but I don't really like having all mis-matching magnets on the fridge, a little bit of my OCD is showing... I know. So I have solved my problem and just made my own fridge magnets. Super easy, super fast, and looks pretty good.
All you need is some magnets, which Michael's has some magnets for pretty cheap and you get a lot for your money. Then you will need what you want as the magnet. I like the old antique look of coins, so I have taken the old foreign coins that I have and hot glued them on to the magnet. I love the look they give. .
You don't just have to use coins. If you have some magnets needed, lets say, in your kids room, just use some bright colorful buttons of different sizes, they come out really cute. My favorite are the big buttons with a nice rim.
You can also get some vintage coasters and use a few magnets and make really fun ones. Because if people aren't going to use them for the table, you might as well use them for something.
If you are looking for a little bit more, just get some cute paper and glue them to the glass marbles that are used in the bottom of flower vases. With the glass marble your paper will show through and give it a nice look. I love using vintage paper, or cute small patterns. Magazines could also be a good place to look for items. (if you haven't noticed I really like the vintage look)..
Michael's also has these really sweet scrabble-like letters that might be really fun. They look just like scrabble tiles except they don't have the point value on them. Plus who doesn't love getting a little spelling lesson in while you are cooking. COOKING....C.O.O.K.I.N.G! See....helping already :)
And last, but not least.....flowers. Now you can stop and smell the roses every time you go to the kitchen. Just get some cute Gerber daisies or some fun hibiscus and hide those permanent marker stains that have been needing some attention; you know, the artwork from your darling baby.
Well at least my husband thinks they are....Mag-Neat-O. All you x-men fans out there will get this one. What can I say, my post wouldn't be complete without a cute corny joke from Curtis.