Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Magnetic Jewelry Holder

I made this for my sister as her birthday was last week.  Well I just finished it.  I've had all of these great ideas swimming around in my head lately, inspired by all of the different projects I've seen on the web and on other blogs.  I finally came up with this project and I have to say I really like it.  So much so that I don't want to give it away, even though it does not match my decor.  But I will.  So here is what I used:

8" X 8" Shadow Box
8" X 8" Roof Flashing
Scrapbook Paper
Modge Podge (Matte Finish)
Gorilla Super Glue
Metallic (push-pin type) Magnets
Buttons (from my stash)

Here's how I did it:

I removed the glass from the frame by first removing the inserts from the just behind the glass.  They are attached to the frame with sticky adhesive, so this part was not very difficult.  Then I reinserted the inserts so that everything would stay to the back of the frame when complete.  I then took my scrapbook paper and cut it down to 8" X 8".  I cleaned the flashing with rubbing alcohol to remove any grease or residue that may have been on the surface.  Following the manufacturers instructions I applied a thin coat of Modge Podge to the flashing.  I laid the paper on top and applied a thin coat on top of the paper.  I let it dry and applied 2-3 more coats, drying in between each one.  After it was all dry, I inserted the modged podged flashing into the frame and then put the back of the frame on.  To make the magnets I sanded the tops of them evenly so that the glue would have something to hold on to.  I also sanded down the bottom part of the buttons.  After cleaning the dust off, I glued the button to the magnetic push pin with Gorilla super glue.  These seem very strong once they dried over-night.  So here is the finished project.  I hope my sister likes it!

As always, just click on the photo to enlarge it.

These buttons are perfect since she likes Parisian decor!
Close up of the magnets
I wish I had two of these buttons!  This would have made a fun BLING ring!

Another close-up

This would also make a great memo board!

I had wanted to use something that would hold rings, but I never found anything that would work like I had it in my head.  A place to hold earrings would have been great also.  Maybe a wire strung across the top would work for earrings.  So that's all for now.  Happy crafting and Enjoy!

Most of my supplies came from Walmart.  The roof flashing came from Home Depot.  Different designer paper can be added to change the look as needed.  I decided to Modge Podge just so the paper would last wear and tear and so it had at least one permanent feature.


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  1. I absolutely love this idea!! Thanks so much for sharing it with me! It's going on my list!

  2. Cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

  3. What a nice gift. I LOVE the buttons. Your sister must have been thrilled.
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