Friday, November 14, 2008

Magnet Sets

I recently participated in a craft show with my friend Rachel Hart of Apron Elegance and Gift an Apron.com. She sews the most amazingly detailed and fun hostess aprons in addition to functional aprons. Her media aprons are so cute with the little vinyl pocket for your cell phone or iPod. Check them out.

Now, on to my magnets. I wanted to create something more than just cards to sell at the craft show so I made up some magnet sets.

Check out Tim Holtz's blog for the directions on how to create these using Tim Holtz Fragments, Glossy Accents and some patterned paper or stamped images.

This set uses the Basic Grey Urban Prairie papers. For packaging I wanted something to stick the magnets to so they didn't just flop around so I went to Home Depot and bought some flat metal brackets. To make them look presentable I sewed a muslin cover over the bracket and trimmed the edges with pinking shears. Finally I created a little box for the muslin covered bracket to fit in and covered it with matching paper. Here's a photo of the set with the matching box.

One of my co-workers saw them and asked for 8 sets so I'd better get to work. They are pretty fun to put together. The Fragments and Glossy Accents are available at Rubbernecker. I purchased the magnets at Michael's. If you're interested in a pattern for the box, leave me a comment and I'll put one together.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.

6 comments:

Lynette said...

Awesome, Beth! These are very pretty.

Carin said...

Like this idea, especially the way you put the whole package together! If you have time to talk about the measurements for the box here, I'd love to have it. It's a nice gift idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Chris said...

They are beautiful - like store bought but better! So glad I re-discovered your blog again...now I've put it in favorites so I don't lose track of it!

broni (waterchild12) said...

Beth, I just LOVE your fragments magnets. They're perfect with the Urban Prairie paper! Great presentation, too!!

Susan said...

Wow, I love those. I know what I am making for Christmas. Might even use the same paper:) Would you please send me the pattern for the box, too. sditz1968@aol.com. Again, they turned out beautiful.
Susan