I can tell that Spring is around the corner since I'm starting to jones a little for garage sale season to begin. I even spent one day this week cleaning out my craft area and taking a mental inventory of what I have waiting to be transformed. I mostly just wish that I could blink my eyes and shit I want done will be done, but Eric isn't good at getting the projects I have in mind started, much less finished. I sometimes wish I was so much handier with tools. One day...I keep telling myself.
So for the time being I found a cute little craft, that was more simple than I should even bother to state, to tie me over until I can move on to other projects. That being said, this is a project I`ll probably do again and again. I figure the supplies will be so much cheaper when purchased at a garage sale rather than a thrift store.
I ventured out on a mission for gawdy goodness and somewhat succeeded. I purchased myself seven brooches between Goodwill and Value Village. They ranged anywhere from $2-5 bucks. Like I said, pretty certain I'll score better deals with a garage sale, but I didn't really want to wait. I then sought out some button magnets at a local dollar store and found great success! They were about 10x cheaper here than at Michael's for the exact same thing. The rest of the stuff, I had.
I used those green thingy's to cut the straight pin contraption off the back of each brooch. Far, FAR easier than I was anticipating. Get yourself one of those cutter things. Definitely worth the investment. Then I applied some Gorilla Glue to the back of each brooch and affixed the appropriate sized magnet. After a few hours (though to be safe I left them over night) they were fulfilling an entirely new purpose!
Now they hold up amazing comics that sum up life in my house purr-fectly. They also make super cute little gifts too for those girly-girls in your life. I've already given one away. So if you must clutter up your fridge with papers and magnets, do it in style!