heart magnets



Material list:
wooden circles 1" or 1 1/2" wide
heart stamp
acrylic paint
magnets
hot glue gun


What to do:

Simple. Lightly coat the heart stamp with acrylic paint and stamp the wooden circles. Once dry, glue the magnets on the back with the hot glue gun.

I carved my own heart stamp, but it would be just as nice with a store bought stamp.

If you've never carved stamps before, and feel inspired to try, this would be a great first carving project. You'll need a linoleum cutter and some sort of carving material. Heck, the heart shape is so simple and small, you could even use some sort of rubber eraser that is laying around the house. Using a pencil, draw the heart shape on a piece of paper. When you are happy with your shape, turn it face down onto the carving material and scrape/rub it with your fingernail. This will transfer your image onto the carving material. Use your linoleum cutter to carve away the negative space, and your wee heart will be complete.

I have sets of four magnets in a little stamped muslin bag listed in my shop for Valentine's Day.

14 comments:

  1. Love this! Your eye for the simple yet elegant is so affirming. I find your work pure and lovely!

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  2. Super simple and cute - I'm all about hearts these days! Thanks for sharing another wonderful idea!

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  3. These are so simple and so sweet! I might try this idea with letters to replace those annoying plastic letter magnets we have on the fridge. These are so much prettier!

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  4. These are so sweet! I love the simplicity. Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking.

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  5. I am so glad I found your blog- I LOVE your style and your art!!!

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  6. I love this. I can't wait to go home and try it. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love these cute little magnets! Thanks for posting your link on my blog! I will follow you now, and can't wait to see what else you can do.

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  8. So cute! I linked to this in my Friday Favorites. Stop by and get an "I Was Featured" button if you like. ~Lanie

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  9. Thanks for this beautiful idea! I have thought about sharing it with my readers and I hope you are not sorry if I have inserted her in my post of S. Valentine (http://bimbumbeta.blogspot.com/2010/02/s-valentino-piccoli-pensieri-amorosi.html). If you had to not make you like I will handle to remove the link to your blog. Regards, Beta

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  10. This is such a cute craft! Where did you get the wood circles? This has great potential with all sorts of different holiday symbols--love it!

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  11. Hi Andrea -
    Thanks so much! I purchase my wood circles in bulk shipments because I use a lot of them, but a craft store (like Michael's) often sells packages of them in the wood craft section.

    E

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  12. super cute! I added it to my list of fun candy-free Valentine's gifts. I especially love the stamped muslin bag. Thanks for sharing.

    http://www.saltwater-kids.com/2011/02/candy-free-valentines-day-gifts.html

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