Thursday, February 23, 2012
Make it: Neon & wood magnets
Have you been noticing neon EVERYWHERE lately? I've been inspired by this look, this necklace, and these lovely mouse pads. It seems to play especially nice when paired with neutrals or otherwise natural pieces. We're trying to improve on the 80's here, people.
If you're looking for a small way to inject some neon into your life, how about something bright for your fridge? It's a very noncommittal way to participate in the latest trend :)
These are so easy to make, you might find yourself making more than you need, like I did. My girls have been hanging so many papers on the fridge that it's getting hard to open!
If you want to make your own, here's what you need:
Acrylic paint (I used Martha Stewart craft paint in wedding cake, granny smith, yellow gold, party streamer, and beach glass)
Small, round magnets
Painter's, masking, or washi tape
Tape off your design (sticking with simple lines will look best!) and paint. The coats of paint dry very quickly. I did about three coats per magnet. Once you're satisfied with the color, let the last coat dry, then remove your tape.
Flip your wooden nickel over and use your glue gun to attach a magnet to the center of the back. Done!
Feel free to crank up the David Bowie. I won't tell :)