This year I ended up with a lot of broken unusable ornaments and I decided rather than throw them out I would turn them into magnets to further decorate my house with. Now of course this won’t work with all ornaments but any with any flat sides should work nicely. The ones in the picture below are actually from the Dollar Tree. So keep in mind you can buy ornaments there and just as easily turn them into Magnets if you prefer instead :)
All you need are some magnets! You can buy some at a craft store like Michael’s like I did or you can even use some old thin magnets like the sort that are given away as a form of advertisement. Those can be cut into squares or strips and glued to the back of your ornaments.
Here is a fun Tutorial for transferring Laser Jet Images to wood. It tends to come out looking old and weathered which is a fun old school look you might want. Here is what you will need to get started:
Laser Jet Image (If using words be sure to print your picture out in reverse)
This Tutorial will show you how you can transfer a Marker drawn picture to a candle. This is a great idea for personalizing a nice gift for someone. First you will need to gather the following supplies:
I came across an unfinished CD Crate at Michael’s and thought it would be fun to paint it and turn it into a shelf, that way its like 2 shelves built into one, you can set things inside and on top, or depending on how you wanted to position it on your wall, you could also turn it into a plant holder.
These are the materials I used:
Ready Nail (optional)
I just simply painted the entire crate and then I decided not to use the Ready Nail, which is a really awesome product, you can hammer it into the back of a piece of wood to make a wall mount. Here is what the finished product looked like:
This took no time at all and was really simple and I got to display other home made things as well on it, like the candles and the Photo Cube you see in the middle of the shelf and in the picture below:
This is another really simple thing you can make that looks really nice. I purchased an unfinished wooden square cube for 99 cents at Michaels, printed off some pretty flower images, cut them to size with a crafters knife and then mod podged the images on.
*To see all of the Craft Tutorials I have posted just go here.*
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