Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Re-Purposed Advertising Magnets

I totally can not take credit for todays post.  A co-worker's fiance does this and I was like duh! what an easy and great idea!

First, before we have something along the lines of the great paint chip debate, this magnet came from the front of our local phone book.  They are on there every year.  And I don't plan on needing their services in the near future but if I did they have enough tv commercials to remind me who they are so I can look their number up on my iphone while waiting on the ambulance.



Now, that being said who doesn't use these to hold pictures on the fridge?  How about adhering the picture to it?  Less clutter and major practical!

Choose a picture:



And used mod podge to adhere it to the magnet.  Turns out this particular magnet is exactly 4" from top so I only had to trim the sides.  I didn't put a coat on top because I didn't think it would need it.


Brilliant idea Lauren!

On a side note did you know that a GE French Door Stainless Steel Fridge is only magnetic on the sides and not the front?  Nope, me neither!

23 comments:

  1. Cute, simple, and fun! I like it. Thanks for sharing this. :)

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  2. found you on the Sunday Social w/ the Sasse life

    I've never thought of this!! Very cool!

    I have done this with washi tape though... I've got to try the pictures now! :o)

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  3. Great idea and so simple!
    Sarah
    www.budgetfriendlydecorating.com

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  4. Awesome idea! You have a very cute blog and I like what I'm seeing! And yea, I found out at work that if stainless has high amounts of nickel in it it isn't magnetic. Go figure!

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  5. What a great idea! I love it! I'm excited to see what else you come up with and so I'm your newest follower!

    I'd also love if you'd link this up to my weekly {Re}create Into Something New link party this week which is going on now.

    Kaitlin-The Not So Simple Housewife
    http://notsosimplehousewife.blogspot.com

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  6. This is such a creative idea lady!! I would love to have you link up to my Homemade Year Linky Party. It is the new theme on Blissful and Domestic for 2012.

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/p/my-homemade-year-linky-party.html

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  7. Cute idea! I'd love to have you link it up to my party at http://scrapbookingez.blogspot.com/2011/12/anything-goes-linky-party_29.html. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Great idea. I just received 2 magnets in junk mail today! I've got the same non-magnetic fridge door problem though! I'm thinking of putting pictures on magnets for my son to play with on a cookie sheet in the car.

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  9. Great idea. We get so many promotional items and I hate just throwing them away.

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  10. This is a really great idea! I hate throwing them away but I don't want random ads on my microwave.

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  11. Cute little girl-big improvement over the ambulance chasers :)

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  12. DUH! What a great idea. I have a ton of magnets thrown in a drawer in the kitchen and tons of pictures that can be used! Thanks for linking up with Handmade on Humpday-I'm going to feature this next week!

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  13. I love upcycling, so this is my kind of project. Great job. Thank you for linking it to Fabulous Friday!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  14. What a cute idea. Thank you for linking up to "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We would love to have you come back Saturday and share more of your incredible ideas. -The Sisters

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  15. Beautiful! This is a perfect way to upcycle those promotional magnets!

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  16. Clever!! I really dislike the look of the promo magnets what a great way to make them better! Thank you so much for linking to Link It Up Thursday this week.

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  17. We've been doing this for awhile and I love it too! You actually get to see the whole picture, rather than putting a magnet on top of a picture! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Interesting blog. I wish Indian Advertising Agencies will also learn from you people.

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  19. This is awesome. My fridge is a Kenmore and guess what? Yep, only the sides! And only about 2 inches stick out of the cabinet wall. lolol Anyway, thinking of putting a magnetic board on the skinny (about 15 inches) wall just so I can hang daughter's art and of course the new magnets I'm going to make! :)
    Thank you for the idea!
    Emma

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