Friday, May 1, 2009

How To: Make a Posy Magnet from recycled paper

Here's a little craft for a rainy Friday. I made this magnet this morning out of 100% recycled materials. I cut up three different cards, some sticker packaging, and letters from a magazine. The posy is one of the ones I sell in my shop - they are made from recycled paper and scraps!

Step One: I cut out a 5x2.5" square from some repurposed sticker packaging. I chose a thicker type of paper to give the magnet some weight. This is going to be your base.

Step Two: Use a glue runner to trace around the edges of the back of your square. Mount your square on another piece of paper, in a coordinating shade. You can see from the photos that I glued my white piece to an aqua piece, and then a pink piece of paper.

Step Three: Cut your stem. The stem pictured was cut free-hand from an old thank you card. I colored it a little bit with water color pencil crayons.

Step Four: Attach your posy. They have a brad in the middle and can be attached that way, but I chose to mount mine with 3-d foam adhesive squares for a little bit more pop. These posies are made with layers of circular paper, they are simple and easy and you can use any paper scraps you have around.

Step Five: Cut out a saying. My saying was taken from a magazine page and adhered with a glue runner.

Step Six: Add embellishments if you desire. I chose to use glitter glue and run it all along the edges of the white square.

Step Seven: Cut a piece or a few strips of adhesive backed magnet sheeting, and adhere to the back of your square. Voila!

This craft would be a great one to do with the kids, and would make a great gift for mom. (Mother's day is may 10th remember!). In total, using a pre-made posy this took me less than 10 minutes to put together and cost me almost nothing! Have fun crafting.


MandieGirl said...

Cute! I make those, too!

Holly said...

These are gorgeous! I have those brads, btw, the little pastel button ones. :)

Anonymous said...

That is super cute and creative! I'll have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

Christy said...

super cute! wanna make one too.

Anonymous said...

What a sweet gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

Adie said...

those are adorable! I will have to try this!

niftyknits said...

how sweet!

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