Hip Refrigerator Magnets

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Each Christmas I like to make a little something for some of the ladies I love in my life. I’ve been trying to decide what to make. Then it dawned on me: Hip Refrigerator Magnets!  I’ve recently become aware at the lack of cute magnets I have in my life and I figured I might not be the only one.

It’s pretty self-explanatory, but I will say this: I tried to spray paint my wood blocks and it just didn’t look as nice as the acrylic craft store paint. So I recommend that. As for attaching the magnets DO NOT USE HOT GLUE! I have bought two sets of handmade magnets recently, and they have totally come undone. Hot glue will not hold. I recommend this intense all purpose cement glue I have pictured. And as for the taping off of stripes and glitter portions I reccomend floral tape. It won’t rip off the paint! Other than that, get wild!

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I got these wood blocks from my friend Heather, but you can buy them at a craft store, or any other wood figure! I got the little bird houses at a thrift store. They had an odd paint job, so I sanded them and repainted them! Any little thing will work.

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Paint your blocks with acrylic paint and then let them dry.

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To glitter the tops I added tacky glue with my finger, then pressed the block into a big smoosh of glitter.

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Attach the magnets. Unfortunately the magnets pictures were not strong enough to hold the weight of the block…I have to redo all of them. So I recommend testing this out FIRST, you know, before you gift wrap them all.

Then wrap and enjoy!

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Merry Christmas!

xo,
Alison

6 Comments

  1. Heather

    Jeeze! You just ooze fabulous creativity!

  2. Living on Love

    Love these!

  3. jen @ jkjk

    hip indeed

  4. Alison

    thank you! and jen, the best part is that I didn't even have current pictures hip enough to showcase these! those polaroids are from like 4 years ago. because, sadly, I myself am no longer hip…which is why I needed these magnets!

  5. Eleanor

    These are the CUTEST. I was thinking the other day, “Oh, brother! I just can’t wait to get into an apartment so I can show off my The Alison Show mags.”
    And I’m very glad you made a record of how-to-do because recently i came upon some amazing magnets and I wished I could attempt a recreation of your magic.
    Just, THANKS FOR THE MAGIC, ya know?!
    sheesh

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