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« on: February 03, 2009 11:18:39 PM »

I just finished the Deck Out Your Kitchen Swap and my partner received, so I'm good to post this stuff now.  She said she needed magnets and I figured, what can be better than magnets that hold a bunch of sheets of paper at once?

Enter the clothespin magnets!

They're so easy to make--I'll have to make a set for my fridge, too.  I'm sure there are a million tutorials of them posted because I can't have been the first one to think of this, but there is one at a blog I write for: http://www.boredla.com/craftiness-is-next-to-godliness-organize-your-fridge-with-clothespin-magnets/.  I'm sure that I've seen these magnets somewhere else before, as well, but I don't know where off the top of my head.

My swap partner didn't mention needing any candles, but I figured that one can never have too many, so I made her a few teacup candles out of vintage teacups that I thrifted.  Since her kitchen is cream, blue, and red, I figured these would fit in pretty well. (These pictures are from before I trimmed the wicks.)

« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2009 11:21:45 AM »

cute! Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2009 11:05:13 AM »

I really like these both, I think I see clothespin magnets in my fridge's future.
also, I've been itching to try those teacup candles for my boyf's mom... are they any more difficult than they look?

« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2009 10:32:51 PM »

They're ridiculously easy.  I wrote a tut for them here (the process is what I did, the pictures are not mine): http://www.boredla.com/craftiness-is-next-to-godliness-teacup-candles/
...but the gist of it is, get microwave soy wax, melt it per the instructions, put a wick in a thrifted teacup, and then pour the wax in and let it set.  Stir in a scent to the melted wax before you pour it if you want.
Good luck!  I'd love to see the candles and/or magnets if you ever end up making them.
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2009 02:09:33 AM »

Those are deff RAD** Love the pins!
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