Monday, February 6, 2012

Pinned: DIY Tape Magnets

Hi my name is Christine and I'm addicted to Pinterest. "Hi Christine." For those that don't know, Pinterest is a website chalk full of inspiration setup as a virtual pinboard to organize all the great ideas out there in internetland. I've been spending way too much time drooling over fashion, home decor, recipes and tons of crafty goodness that I thought it was time I started actually doing something.

This magnet tape idea was the perfect nap time friendly project to get me started. I based my magnets of these two great sources twirling betty and little lovlies (see my pin here) and used supplies I had lying around the house. I didn't have any washi tape (which is basically just fancy masking tape) so I used scrap pieces of paper and some old magnets I already had.

It's as simple as gluing on paper, cutting up magnets and roughing up the edges so they look all tape like. Slap them on the fridge and you're done. I love how they turned out and it was so easy!

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Quick and easy projects are the best, I'm all about instant gratification : ) Have you tackled any of your pins lately?


Christine

32 comments:

  1. Hi Christine,

    omggoodness..

    maybe I should start off by saying...Hi my name's Melissa..I'm addicted to Pinterest lol.

    Seriously...I've been wanting to make some of these washi tapes for a while now....Love these!!...love the choices of paper! Great job!

    I've bought and made a few things that I've pinned about. http://pinterest.com/melissamevans/pinterest-to-real-life/

    Pinterest is the BEST!!

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  2. hi christine,

    my name is sarah. and i am a Pinterest addict too. we're in it together.

    i had this project pinned too... and it's on my list of 462716 items i'd like to accomplish as a result of my pinning addiction. i certainly prefer your twist on the entire project. i don't have to rush out and purchase a collection of washi tapes. i have scads of cute paper kicking around. will do during an upcoming nap time!

    love it!

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    1. "hi sarah". haha, we are SO in it together and I'm pretty sure I pinned this via you!! You're pretty much my fave 'pinner', great minds think alike, right ;)

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  3. This is just genius - can't wait to make some!!

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  4. I have yet to jump on the Pinterest bandwagon...mainly b/c I'm not on FB or Twitter (and have a secret loathing for them...sorry)...and I'd probably get sucked in the black hole and never come out. BUT....I realllllly want to. I even went so far as to request an invitation (for the 2nd time after learning that the FB or Twit is a must) and am on the "waiting list". Jimminy Cricket. So...it's kind of a love/hate thing right now.

    Good news is...aside from my drama (ha!)...that I love your magnets...and that's what really matters, right? Lol.

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    1. Yes, you're right you WOULD get sucked in the black hole. I don't understand why you need to hookup via twitter or facebook, I bet they lose a lot of people joining that way.

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  5. These are awesome!! I especially love the green striped ones.

    I'm so bad with pinning items and never actually doing them. There is just SO MUCH inspiration out there! Who has time to sit down and actually DO it all lol

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    1. Not me! I WISH I had time (and energy) to do everything! The green striped ones are my fav too :)

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  6. Love this project Christine...I always gush over other blogger's projects...dream of trying something similar myself...and never do!! Hehe...I'm a procrastinator!!! What can I say ;) Love that you went to it and made these fabulous little magnets!!!

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    1. Don't worry, Amy, I'm totally a procrastinator too. This one was just easy cause it only took 30 min!

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  7. okay using paper for these is SO smart -- i was thinking mine were going to be boring because i only have a couple types of tape... yay you! (where did you get the 'magnet' part?)

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    1. I just ripped up some old magnets I had lying around the house. The sticker part comes off surprisingly really easy.

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  8. Great and easy idea. I should try it too sometime.

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  9. Such a cute and easy project! Love the photos too, especially the photo booth ones. So fun!

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  10. Yay !!! You always have so great ideas !!! And I love the picture of Alice, so beautiful ...

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  11. Yeah those are pretty darling...hmmm that might be my next project!

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  12. How adorable! I haven't seen this idea on Pinterest, so I'm glad you shared here. I love the papers you used.

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  13. These are so cute! I tried to make a rule for myself that I had to do a project before I pinned more, but I failed miserably! I am really wanting to try the wax paper crayon hearts by Martha Stewart this week to hang in the windows!

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    1. ohmygosh, I could NEVER live by that rule - I pin WAY too much and am WAY too much of a procrastinator. I saw that martha stewart craft, it looks really cute. If you're ever in E-town I think a crafternoon date is in order, Morgan!

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  14. these turned out great! I love pinning too! and i just started following you on Pinterest :)

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  15. pretty pretty!! love your fabric choices:)

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  16. LOVE this idea. I hate clunky fridge magnets that have no real meaning, and we just bought them cause we "needed" magnets. I would much rather make these and cover my fridge in beautiful colours and spice it up a little! Thanks for the great idea! -Kate

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  17. These are great. I need more magnets for my fridge. The alphabet ones are really not great at holding anything up.

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  18. I love these! I just did a quick post on my blog about these and am planning to make some soon! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. I'm in love with this simple and whimsical project! I'm pinning yours and doing this this weekend! I love your roundup and still love that nursery! :)

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  20. This is such a cute idea! I'm a new follower and found you through Megan, of Honey We're Home.

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