Do you love crafting? Why not display it for all to see!?
I had some scrap pieces of Purebond wood leftover from our planked wall and decided to put them to use. I love this wood, and even when it’s cut in about two-inch pieces, it is still strong, straight wood. It’s good stuff. I came up with these little wood magnets as way to use the scraps, so they didn’t go to waste.
I’m going to show you how to make them, but if you don’t want to do the labor of creating, I will let you in on a way to get one of mine at the end of this post.
First off, I cut a bunch of pieces of wood into about 2″ squares with my Ryobi miter saw. Some ended up to be more rectangular, and that is ok. The important part is to not cut your fingers on such close cuts. The exact size does not matter in this project.
Next, I sanded them to make the corners curved and smooth.
I then cut a bunch of hearts out of card stock paper, put a slight drop of glue on their back, and placed them on my wood pieces.
Next up is to have an amazing collection of Rustoluem spray paint to choose from. Rustoleum is my favorite spray paint, and it doesn’t hurt they have the best colors to choose from as well. My collection of colors is continually growing. Someday, I just might be lucky to have them all ;).
I used a bunch of pretty colors and just sprayed right on top of my wood pieces. Be careful to spray at least 10″ away and to do light sprays (even if you have to do several coats to fully cover your piece). The wetness will leak under your heart, if the paint goes on too heavy.
Next, I peeled up the heart paper, and I had a nice canvas to paint my hearts on. The spray paint created a slight raise as it dried against the paper. This created a little wall to paint within. I painted slowly within each heart, and my brush slid along the raised wall.
I then sanded the wood pieces to get rid of all the raised brush marks and to make the magnets look more finished.
Once the wood pieces were sanded, I hand painted the word “crafting” across the heart. I then used Rustoleum’s gloss clear paint to spray my magnets and give them a finished look.
The last step was to add a little magnet on the back, and they were then complete! I love how each magnet is a little different, yet they are all colorful and fun!
If you don’t want to create one, I have some good news for you! You can get one of mine!
I have had some questions about my upcoming Spoonful Lab, and I decided to share some more details with you all. On October 26, I will be hosting a girl’s craft night in Roswell, Georgia. We will be making a wood sign and a fun fabric garland. On top of the two crafts, I will be giving each attendee a little swag bag of some of my creations. One item in the bag will be one of these magnets!
I am so excited about this night.
I will have door prizes that you could win throughout the night.
We will have dessert and drinks.
It will be a laid back atmosphere.
You don’t need to be crafty or a blogger to attend.
It’s a great avenue to make a holiday decor or present!
It will just be a group of girls-crafting together.
I may even wear pajama pants. No promises :).
Please grab a friend and head on over to my events page and register! There are a few slots left, and I would LOVE to fill them all!
Thank you so much for all your support, and I hope I get to hangout/meet a few of you soon!
Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says
Love these! So, so cute!
Thank you Erin! I’m sure the use of color was no surprise to you 🙂 XOXO, Erica
Adorable! Love all the different colors!
Thank you so much Jenny! XOXO, Erica
Amanda Dement says
Aww man. Everytime I see your post I am bummed I am missing out. So loving each project you do! Super cute! Talk to you soon! 🙂
Thanks Amanda! I so wish you could come!!! XOXO, Erica
How creative to turn scraps into magnets! Love this and love your colors!
Thank you so much Rachel!! I have sanding some more scraps on my to do list for today 😉 XOXO, Erica
Super cute & I love that you used your leftover pieces! I always save mine, just in case!
Thank you Jill! I feel like I’m wasting if I throw good stuff away! I’m sure you can relate! XOXO, Erica
So cute and very clever!
Thank you Kate!!! XOXO, Erica
Those are so cute! And I would absolutely come to craft night, but I’ll be making trouble on Tybee Island that weekend…I’m coming sometime, though, for sure! 🙂
Looks like such fun! Everything in my life is happening on the 26th, wish I could make it!
Aw thank you Lindsey! It’s ok! I totally understand! Hopefully, there will be more! XOXO, Erica
Kristen @ It Comes Full Circle says
Adorable magnets! I absolutely love the Spoonful Lab idea! I hope I can come sometime. 🙂