3.10.2010

so eAsY maGneTs

So here's a simple craft for pretty much any age... my 5 year old loves these. I love magnets (my fridge is covered in Anne Taintor and home made) so I can hang up all my favorite pictures. This was a cute idea I saw on a blog a while ago and I thought I'd share it because it is so easy.


All you're going to need is river rocks, rub on stickers, magnets, and hot glue.



My advice on..


the river rocks: lighter and flatter is best.. and I think it would be even better if you could find some that don't have the shiny glazed polished kind of finish (I think a hardware store would be your best bet for that.. in the landscaping). I didn't find those and it still worked. I like a more earthy look, though. If they're too big, the poor little magnet won't be able to hold up the rock, let alone anything else you want it to hold to your fridge or magnet board.


Rub-Ons: You can find these at any scrapbook or craft store.. there are so many cute options. Just find some that are small enough to fit and you're good to go! These are from the local Pebbles in My Pocket and are called Lucy's Bird Bath.



See! It's true.. here's the proof that my little trouble maker will stay out of trouble for 30 minutes if I put her to work on this one...


So basically, the hardest part is making sure your sticker completely rubs off onto the rock. This is why I say I think one without a polish is better.. it would probably get a better stick. But as long as you're careful, you'll be able to get it on there perfect. Maybe practice one sticker that's not your favorite first..

Next step, hot glue yourself a magnet. Don't let your five year old do that, though. Can you imagine?
And here are her cute little magnets.. ready for a fridge or a cute little magnet board.

Thanks for all your great support.. I love it!

26 comments:

Carrie said...

That is SO cute! Magnets are so low on the totem pole when first moving out that all we have are the free ad ones advertizing Pizza Hut or the local car repair shop! haha. But this is a great idea and I'm ready for something cute now! ha. Thanks for the idea!

Janice Twitchell said...

So cute! This would be a perfect project for Cambri, I have river rocks in my front driveway, and I need to use some old stickers up. Thanks!! You always have the cutest ideas!

Kacey and Joe said...

Oh I love those! I am always on the look out for YW activities and I think my girls would love these. This is why you're so great Linds, full of creativity!

Southern Drawl said...

Positively adorable idea! I love it!

I have a dream said...

what a good idea!! TFS!! ^^

Cansas said...

THose are adorable!!! I'll have to have a craft day.

La Maga said...

hi! i loved those quick friend gifts and the magnets, i follow your blow because i feel it is pretty honest, it is you! and the greatest expression of your inside and outside world, keep it going on! follow my blog, its spanish, but maybe some of you friends could see it and follow me... thanks!

Cyndi said...

I was soo excited to come across your blog! I currently work with kids; while trying to find a medical job in this economy! You have such great; fun Ideas!

Shay said...

I love those! And two of Tyson's favorite things... rocks and stickers!

Nicole said...

SO CUTE! Definitely going to have to make those.

Cool said...

so cute! :)

Wife to the Rockstar said...

They are SO cute!

nana said...

That gives me an idea for my nanchildren. Thanks!

Cro Magnon said...

Get the kids to PAINT them, then you'll really have something to treasure. Cro.

LindseyFae* said...

Thanks for all the comments! You're da best!

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JoAnna said...

My three-year-old would LOVE this! Thanks for a great project idea. :)

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Quirky said...

OMG too cute I never thought to do that with rocks!!!

Amelia said...

i loove your header!
cute craft idea to :)

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Angie said...

What sweet craft!

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LJ said...

I came across you via "next blog". I love some of the crafting ideas you've posted here. Much fun. I'll have to bookmark you.

Cami said...

I love them! Too cute! I will have to try them sometime after I get my not-so-crafty self off of the shelf.

Bri0213 said...

LOVE this!!! Can't wait to make some with my daughter!!!