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mouseatethekitty
« on: August 02, 2011 11:16:42 AM »

This idea has been bouncing around in my head for awhile.
I used to have a bunch of those plastic magnetic letters you could get in the dollar store but my ex roommates stole half of the letters, mostly the vowels of course.
So I made new magnet letters with a combination of homemade letters and some store bought letters for scrapbooks that were in the dollar bins. I also used plenty of little trinkets and scrapbooking paper
The letters are from my stash so some of them were missing their packaging but most of them are scrapbooking letters you can find at Michaels and A.C. Moore and some of the letters are from packaging I save because I'm a borderline hoarder Smiley
I cannot wait to spell curse words in fancy letters on my fridge at school because I'm obviously immature for my age Cheesy

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All of the letters







I made a few more last night but I didn't get pictures of them yet. Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011 11:28:17 AM »

i LOVE these. my dd would have a field day. we have a ton of the store bought letters. these rock.
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011 12:10:00 PM »

Awesome Idea!
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011 01:03:56 PM »

This is awesome! I used to love those stupid plastic letters as a kid.

As for being a border-line hoarder, I think you're pretty safe admitting that here. lol. I am also one of those people that saves random scraps of things if I think it looks cool. Tags off of jeans, boxes with cool designs, plastic bags or packaging to repackage things with, etc.

Plus it's almost more fun to know that it was "trash" after you've made something cool out of it.
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011 01:57:40 PM »

Haha... I love the idea of spelling out curse words with fancy letters, and I can guarantee that I'm older than you!
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011 02:54:09 PM »

Love this, I have plastic letters on our fridge and I'm 25...  Roll Eyes Of course mostly they are used to spell things like "boner", so I would much rather class it up with fancy letters like yours! Awesome idea and great use of stash!
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011 07:12:19 PM »

Fan-flippin-tastic!  You've inspired me.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011 11:17:09 AM »

These are cool!
You could write really good ransom notes for missing food Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2011 04:02:53 PM »

ha! you guys are so funny I would love these for my preschool classroom!
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2011 08:06:03 PM »

These are amazing! I'm making magnets for my fridge out of stuff I find all the time. It's more fun to have it be a magnet than just be magnetted. Grin
Any tips or suggestions on how you made yours? I usually use the crappy rectangular magnets business hand out (especially dentist's offices... what's up with that?) and just glue the things down and then cut the excess magnet off. It works pretty well, but the magnets are crappy quality as it is, and when you decrease the size, they're pretty useless at hanging anything up. Yours look more 3D than that, like they're sticking out. What was you strategy? Better magnets?
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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2011 08:21:27 PM »

Thanks for sharing! I love it what a good idea. I'd do that too if there were any room on my fridge.
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« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2011 10:15:23 PM »

That is ridiculously awesome (!!!!!) and I'm totally jealous of your fridge. If there were toddlers in my house to drool all over the pretty letters, I'd nab this idea from you! Cheesy
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« Reply #12 on: August 04, 2011 06:57:42 AM »

Love these!!!
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« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2011 09:32:04 AM »

These are great! You're going to have the most epic fridge in the school!
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« Reply #14 on: August 04, 2011 10:17:09 AM »

These are really cute:) Good job:D
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« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2011 12:47:43 PM »

Thanks for all of the kind complements Smiley My dad thinks I was crazy for wasting so much time on them but I love them sooooooo much Smiley



These are amazing! I'm making magnets for my fridge out of stuff I find all the time. It's more fun to have it be a magnet than just be magnetted. Grin
Any tips or suggestions on how you made yours? I usually use the crappy rectangular magnets business hand out (especially dentist's offices... what's up with that?) and just glue the things down and then cut the excess magnet off. It works pretty well, but the magnets are crappy quality as it is, and when you decrease the size, they're pretty useless at hanging anything up. Yours look more 3D than that, like they're sticking out. What was you strategy? Better magnets?

I also cut up old magnet advertisement things. Mine were kind of thick and hold to the fridge well for the most part. A couple of magnets were also hot glued to some old magnets I had that I didn't really like. Most of the magnets are paper but I do have a few pins that I glued to pretty strong magnets. Maybe you could try gluing your magnets together to make them stronger?
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« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2011 11:20:46 AM »

LOVE THEM!!!! So much color Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2011 12:57:04 PM »

Fun!
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« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2011 05:58:42 PM »

That's so cool! I love all the different colours and designs!
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« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2011 09:51:55 PM »

I love these and totally just added them to my pintrest  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2011 01:18:26 AM »

These are awesome! I'm totally pinning this!
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« Reply #21 on: August 10, 2011 08:30:45 PM »

Very cute.  Did you seal them with Krylon or something?

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« Reply #22 on: August 16, 2011 06:21:48 PM »

Very cute.  Did you seal them with Krylon or something?

Nope, I didn't seal them with anything. I probably should since they will be handled alot but I'm not that worried about it
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« Reply #23 on: August 18, 2011 08:02:09 PM »

Love these, giving me ideas for working with resin!
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« Reply #24 on: August 19, 2011 10:31:26 AM »

Those are great! I love them!
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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2011 06:23:55 AM »

Brilliant idea. Looks great!
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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2011 09:26:14 AM »

At first I decided that I didn't want ANY magnets at all on my new fridge, but now I apparently want magnets ALL OVER my new fridge, if they're awesome like these!
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« Reply #27 on: August 26, 2011 04:00:18 PM »

This is completely my taste! I love love love them!
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« Reply #28 on: September 07, 2011 06:43:50 PM »

WOW! I teach kindergarten, and my kids would LOVE to use these in our literacy stations! Well done!
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« Reply #29 on: September 08, 2011 10:28:26 AM »

Congrats!
Wonderful project and...I can think of so many 'immature' words I could make with these ;-)
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