After I posted my "Vent Turned Into Photo Holder" project last week (posted here), I got a few e-mails asking what kind of magnets and glue I used on the hinge magnets I made for that project.
The magnets I use are from Walmart and come 50 to a package for $5.99. They are pretty strong magnets and work well for most of the pieces I want to turn into magnets (and the price is right too).
The adhesive I use is Scotch Maximum Strength Adhesive. There are a lot of adhesives that I'm sure would work, this just happens to be the one that I have had good luck with.
Since I had both the magnetic buttons and adhesive out I decided to scour my studio and find some things to turn into fun magnets. If an object has a flat back that the magnetic button can be adhered to and it isn't too heavy, it will make a great magnet.
Here are some of the magnets I came up with:
More hardware....this time an old slide lock.
An old wood handled stamp.
Old game pieces.
A watch face.
A decorated key.
To give you a better idea of the size of the locks, here's a larger photo of the locks on my "model", a vintage metal suitcase.
For the seamstress of the family I made some sewing related magnets.
A small vintage doily and a button.
A zipper pull.
And the tops sawed off of old wood spools.
And last, but not least, a 1" piece from an old yardstick.
After I cut the old yardsticks for my yardstick star project (posted here) I was left with a 1" piece from each yardstick. The pieces were sitting on my workbench and magnets were a perfect use.
I have to admit, it got a little addictive looking for things to turn into magnets.
Do you have any other ideas?
I'm linking this with Debra @ Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
Have an enjoyable weekend.