Friday, April 16, 2010

Bags, Magnets, & Presents!

What have I been up to? Well, first of all this week, I made my mom an overnight bag. It is a super cute pattern I have had stashed away for far too long. I did the strap differently than I would do in the future but it is great for my mom how it is now. It has pockets on both sides!

Next, I made a present for a dear friend of mine's daughter. She is having a birthday this weekend and I had this bright idea in my head and finally put it together. The steps? Well, first I painted the edges with bright green paint. Then the hubby (king of spray adhesive) sprayed the letter and placed the paper on it.  Next he cut the letter out with an exacto knife. Repeated for the other side. Then I stapled the ribbon to it and glued the buttons on it. I didn't plan on adding buttons to the other side but the staple went all the way through the letter...oops! Still super cute!
The flower will be hot glued to a command strip hook to be hung in her room or on her door.
Next I made some magnets with leftover scrapbook paper. I sprayed the magnet with spray adhesive and trimmed the paper with an exacto knife. Then hot glued buttons and ribbon. These were ugly free magnets from conferences. Now they are super cute! I may be a little button crazy these days!


  1. Like your crafts! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Omgosh, the letter is sooooo cute!!! I want one! Lol! =D Love the magnets too...that's a project I feel certain I can conquer. =)

  3. The letters are super cute! I will have to keep that in mind when I have children. And I like the idea of magnets. I throw so many magnets away from each PSC because they have information from the past bases. Now I am can make them all nice and cute. Thanks for the ideas!

  4. I'm glad I could give you the idea. I don't remember where I originally saw the idea but I love it. Just make sure you really spray the magnets good with the adhesive and modgepodge after so the paper doesn't try to come off ;) The letter was a super cheap gift!! Under $8!

  5. I love the magnet idea - I have some of those awful ugly ones you get for free b/c I need the magnets, but this is a great idea for making them pretty!

  6. I love the fabric you used for the bag & the magnets are a great reuse! Gotta love that!

    Thanks for linking at Lucky Star Lane!


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