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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Crafty Designers Day at Craft Junkie Too!



Can you believe it?
Have you finished all your shopping and gifts? I hope so because Christmas is almost here!!  However, if you haven't and need some quick, last minute Christmas gift ideas, then the Craft Junkie Too Designers Post today is the EXACT place to check out for getting just that!:)

That is our challenge today.....last minute Christmas gift ideas! So be sure to check out the Crafty Designers' Day over at Tracy's Craft Junkie Too for all of our great ideas!


On my last post, I mentioned making gifts that I could not wait to share.....well I still can't share them yet (not until AFTER Christmas, but I promise I will) but I do have a great, quick gift idea to share with you!  A great friend of mine showed me how to make these and they are super easy to make as well as affordable!  Thanks Robin!


They are magnet sets! 
These little 'pretties' are perfect for your fridge, office, or even your scraproom to display just about anything....while being pretty, cute, sassy, or whatever your style is! :)

I made a few sets of these to give as gifts but I'm only showing you two of them (these are the first ones I made, and like I said, they are super easy to make!).

I started off with picking some favorites of patterned papers.  Here, of course I've made one "Christmasy" set and another 'Wild Animal Print' set.  I used a 1/2" circle punch for the papers.  Then the clear craft marbles are just those that are flat on one side and you can get them at any craft store usually.  I used a clear glass craft glue to adhere the paper circles to the backs of the marbles.....as long as it is a glue that dries clear it should work fine.  Then I purchased small magnets at AC Moore (I believe there were 20 in the pkg) for $6.99 (I think).....and I attached these to the back of the paperside of magnet with E6000 adhesive and let that dry for at least 24 hours.....honestly you can finish this project in one day, but I'd be sure that the magnets aren't "used"  until after 24 hours of good drying time. :)


So while that was drying, I started on my fun, matching packaging! (Say that three times real fast!) Haha!  :)  I started with some small treat bags (I think from AC Moore) and measured them & cut a cardboard piece to fit inside them.  On these, I glued on my #8 washers.  These were found at a local hardware store...I think like 30 in a pkg. for a little over $1 maybe?  (**Be sure NOT to place these too close together; otherwise when you attach your magnets later, they'll have a tendency to be attracted to one another and mess up the whole package!)  I learned the hard way!  :(

Next I used coordinating & matching papers to cover the cardboard piece and to create a topper for the bags.  Here is where you can be as creative as you want by using different punches, scraps, ribbons, buttons, twine, stamps, stickers, etc (endless possibilities) to decorate your magnet packages.


Then simply the next day, attach your magnets to the covered cardboard pieces, slip them into the bags, and then attach your toppers.... and viola!  You'll have pretty little magnet sets just waiting for a home!  :)

I hope you enjoyed this and were inspired to 'whip up' some last minute gifts!  Not only would these be great for Christmas, but for Valentines' Day, Mothers' Day, Easter, Secretary's Day, and so on!  Again, endless possibilities!  :) 

Don't forget to check out the other crafty designers' creations for Last Minute Christmas Gifts

I hope you all have a very Merry CHRISTmas and a Blessed New Year! :)

                                       Shelley

  
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3 comments:

  1. What a great project!!! Hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!!!!!

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  2. Super cute!
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  3. Shelley: What a fabulous project you have created - WELL DONE! Might try to make a couple of these for my girlfriends this holiday season. Many thanks for sharing. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Your fellow CraftJunkieToo Design Team Member-Kadie.

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