Sunday, September 26, 2010

Super Simple Magnets

Super simple project I worked on today to take to the craft show.

I went through my stash of old keys
And picked out a few old, rusty ones.
I took a round, heavy duty magnet (I like using these rather than the magnet strips because they have a much better hold) and glued it to the back of the key.
To cover the hole on the front of the key (the magnet shows through the hole) I simply glued on a button.
Done!  These are the kind of projects I love.  Simple and inexpensive....and I think they look pretty cute too.

Since I was on a roll I got out some of my vintage clip earrings, took off the clip part and glued on a magnet.  Love these too.
Hope they sell.

Have a great week.



  1. Love them! -Especially the ones with the keys. Super cute!


  2. Hi Jane,

    I think they will sell well. Very clever and original. Good luck with the show.

    big hugs,

  3. Super cute....and easy enough maybe even I could do it! :) I just need to have a few more hours in the day....

  4. those will be gone in a heartbeat
    Good luck with everything!!!

  5. OH they'll sell...SO cute!! You look like you are having fun creating!!

  6. Oh i gotta believe they will sell, and pretty quickly too! They are so cool. my kind of project too, simple, cute and still practical. Theresa xoxo

  7. Super cute idea there missy!
    Don't forget... take lots of pictures
    at the craft show...(just 4 me). lol

  8. Darling! I can't image that they won't just fly out of your booth. Good luck!

  9. oh, those will be gone, sooooo fast!!!

  10. I'm sure they will sell - they're so cute and best of all, easy and inexpensive to make.

  11. Fabulous! I just love my button magnets, too, Jane. They're so handy. Have a great week, my friend. I'll be back soon.

  12. what a great idea!!
    have to wait til i replenish my key supply though. been looking on ebay, but no great finds yet. so hard to tell what you are getting


    barbara jean

  13. Awesome...I've done earrings and buttons, but not keys...YET!!!
    Off to dig up some keys.
    Always appreciate new ideas!
    deb :)

  14. These are just my kind of project, too, Jane! I even like that it can look like it took you longer so everyone is still suitably impressed. ; )

  15. Sweet! Love both the keys and the jewelry. Best of luck on your show. I'd love to have a booth or show set-up. Maybe in a year or two, when I have some of my big projects done.

  16. I've been working with keys today myself. Glueing them on lampshades though, not making magnets. I love how yours turned out.

    Someone just recently turned me on to "earth magnets". They are mega strong, yet they're very thin and small.You can get them on etsy. I questioned their strength when I saw how small they were, but I'm telling you, these things could hold a car to a train track. I like that they're so thin because it keeps my magnets (spoons) from sticking out too far, and you can't see the magnet. They look like they are right on the fridge.

    You've got so many great projects going on. Love them all.

  17. Sometimes simple ideas work the best.
    The keys are great but the jewellery magnets are pure eye candy, just lovely.
    Hope you week is a good one.

  18. Not only are your magnets unique and beautiful, but your pictures of them are fabulous! Great display! Another bookmark!!!!!

  19. Brilliant! You never cease to amaze me. I'm sure they'll sell well!

  20. Oh I would love to have your stash of keys! I love what you did with them. I have a few keys and will be doing this project. When is the craft show?

    Have a wonderful day.

  21. Jane,
    I'm not sure which I like better, the keys or the ear rings! They are both so creative and would dress up any fridge they were put on!
    Dee Dee

  22. Hi Jane, of course they will sell. They are wonderful! And I love your sewing notions cabinet. I've seen those before with the spices in them but I would never think to make it over as beautifully as you have. Fantastic! Best wishes as you continue to get ready for the show. Have a great week! :) Tammy

  23. I love old keys, and I would really love to see them on my fridge, holding up my grocery list. Great idea Jane! And I think I'll use the earring idea to bling out my front door!

  24. Jane, I have always loved old keys, and have never seen them used with magnets. Oooh, I like! And that turquoise blue button/earrings magnet, awesome!


  25. I have a huge stash of skeleton keys. I've been looking for some inspiration tonight for some little thank you gifts that I need to mail to crafty friends. What a great idea. I'll have to make sure they each know about your blog.

  26. What a darling idea, I'm going to try this with my keys! :-)

    Have a great Tuesday!

  27. This is the perfect post to ignite my creativity!! I thank you soooooooooooooo much for sharing!!!!

  28. Hi Jane~ I have no doubt that you will do fantastic at your craft show!! Your ideas are easy, cute and original!! You are always so generous to share with us too!! Thanks, Julie

  29. HI Jane, everything is soooooo cute... really love the keys and buttons and " If you got it, Haunt it" still makes me giggle....

  30. Now that's just genius! I love the vintage jewelry made into magnets, but I've never seen keys....I LOVE it!

  31. Jane I'm getting caught up with the last couple of days worth of posts.... These vintage jewelry magnets are wonderful! Did those all sell at the craft fair? I'd love to buy a blue one (or two) if you have any left over.

  32. Jane:
    I wanted to let you know that I shared this post as a "bookmarked on the Boardwalk" feature. I love this project and wanted to make sure that my other readers had a chance to love it too! You can find it here:

    You're welcome to stop by, take a look, and grab a button.

    Have a great week, friend!

  33. clever! You come up with the most ingenious and yet simple ideas and I love them all. I'll bet you sold a lot of these!

  34. Jane,

    I just started following your blog and I'm having a blast looking at everything. You're a whiz at repurposing and have such an artistic eye. I have questions regarding the magnets. Where would one purchase the magnets and what sort of glue did you use? I look forward to viewing more of your creativity!


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