Today we're turning thrift store jewelery into magnets. These are perfect for magnetic chalkboards, cubicles, refrigerators-anywhere you'd like a little glamor and sparkle!
All you'll need is a glue gun, pliers, magnets and an assortment of old jewelery.
For this project I'm partial to old clip-on earrings. They look great and the clip backs pop off easily with just a tug of the pliers. Plus they're easy and cheap to find at thrift stores! Whatever you decide to use, make sure there is a flat space on the back where your magnet can rest. As far as magnets go, you can use whatever you'd like, but I love these half inch ProMAGs. They're the perfect size, very strong, and they're around five dollars at my local craft store.
Once you have the back removed from your clip on, or have chosen a piece with a flat back, simply add a dab of hot glue and place your magnet on! It couldn't be any easier.
Finished magnets on the fridge.
*Vintage buttons, especially those with a little bling, make great magnets as well.
*Assortments of similarly colored magnets boxed and ribboned make great gifts!
*The wedding section at your local craft store is full of great items that can be made into magnets. Try using feather butterflies, birds or clay flowers.