thrifty gifty idea
A couple of weeks ago I saw this map magnet tutorial on Let Birdz Fly.
Aren’t they awesome???
It got me thinking…we’ve lived in 7 cities throughout the U.S. and 2 in Canada. Wouldn’t it be cool to make one for each city we’ve lived in?
So I bought a road atlas at Goodwill for 99 cents.
And some decorative marbles from Michaels for a couple bucks. (The kind in the floral dept. that are flat on one side)
Then I got out Mod Podge, a foam brush, thumbtacks (I didn’t need magnets so I modified it), and the hot glue gun.
To make these: put some Mod Podge on the flat side of your glass marble. Stick it onto the map or other paper. Let it dry. Cut around the marble. Put some hot glue on the back of the paper. Put the flat part of the thumbtack onto the dab of hot glue. Done.
It is so simple and fun. And kind of addictive.
Then my wheels got turning…
What about sheet music?
and pages from books…
and cute scrapbook paper…
Ooooooo…the possibilities are endless.
Wouldn’t these make cute gifts? You could make or buy a bulletin board and add custom pushpins for that personal touch.
How about making monogrammed pushpins by printing a monogram on colored paper?
Or printing photos of your children/pets in thumbnail sizes. Wouldn’t grandparents love that?
These are so simple that even small kids could get in on the action. Except for the hot glue part.
If you have any other ideas feel free to share in the comments!
Happy Black Friday!