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Aug 17, 2016


I'm in love with anything Mason jar style!  And I've made various Mason jar magnets before, (links at end of this post.) And for all ya'll out there that are too, here's another Mason jar craft, refrigerator magnets.

I had won this set of 12 down in a box lot of wooden craft supplies at the auction for somewhere around $4 or $5. And I really got my moneys worth. It is still full of items.

You can find these at Walmart for $4.48 or any craft supply store.

These are actually wooden tags meant to be used for gift tags I think. Or to tie on to Mason jars when you give them out.

 They come in two sizes, 6 large and 6 small.

First, I just laid them all out.

 Gave them a first coating of paint to try out colors. (Which the blue I hated by the way!)
 The red I was really liking.

Then I got out my antique white and a stiff bristled brush (a toothbrush works best) and spattered some paint on to give that cool spatter wear look.
  I was now starting to like the blue a little bit more.

 But as always, red and white is usually my all time favorite.
 It's just so country looking to me.

And then I got out my fine paint brush and starting dabbing on some label looking words.
Thinking along the lines of these being filled with jams and jellies.
 And of course, being as how country I think, I had to write FARM FRESH EGGS on one:
 Then just stick in some fruity looking dabbles.
I did a strawberry, blueberry and a grape below.

 Ready for the magnets now.

These are the magnets that I really like.
  And with refrigerator magnets, I always use the E-6000 glue found at Walmart. It makes a super strong hold that lasts forever.
 Just glue it on and let them sit a while.  This glue does require about 24 hours to get a super strong, forever hold.

But after sitting overnight, I usually go ahead with the project.

And to top off the fronts, I went back and tied a bit of homespun fabric in a tiny knot to cover the hole. Just glue it on.

And here they are ready to be packaged up:

These turned out pretty cute, I think.
Here they are in the packages.

I made up the packages out of bakery bags, tags printed on Avery Print Online:

 and scrap booking paper backs:
I placed a bit of tape over the cutout to keep the magnets in place

I might price them for around $1 each or maybe $1.50 each? I dunno yet.

And here's a variety of items I have all packaged up and ready to go with them.
Notice the larger Mason Jar Magnets at the bottom of this photo.

See ya'll soon,

LINKS to my other similar projects:

Mason Jar Stamped Magnets

Mason Jar LID Magnets

Mason Jar LID Pumpkin Magnets

Sep 1, 2015


Hey Ya'll! Let's give a try at making some shelf sitter signs and magnets from free paint sticks.
I've seen this idea around for a while now (saw a great one on Pinterest, but I can't find it now, but it was great! But I think they only made hanging signs,) and I am just now giving it a try.
Sounds easy enough right?
Lets see.

Here's what you will need:
-Some free wooden paint sticks 
12" long by  1 1/8" wide
(I just asked in the paint department if I could have a few for crafts and they said sure.)
-Printer and copy machine
-Holiday themed paper (A 50 pack at Walmart cost me $4.98)
-Handsaw or jigsaw
-A page of words you wish to make signs into
(I will attach a link to mine I made in Microsoft Word for you to use on your personal use items.
(Sorry I scanned it upside down!!)

You must click it top make it large and then SAVE the large image.
(For personal use only and to give as gifts.)

Okay, so are you ready to start making some cute Paint Stick Hanging Signs?

Here is the hardest part.  First, you will want to cut your free, wooden paint sticks down to 4 inches each in length. So as you see, each paint stick will give you 3 signs.  
Well, two of them will be perfect flat sides, but the third one of mine, has beveled sides.
That is because I'm using all the stick, including the handle part that is cut to fit your hand. You don't have to if you don't want.  But I don't mind.

After you have cut the paint sticks, go ahead and print out the words sheet I have posted above on plain, white computer paper.
Don't print this as a template, it is just a photo.

Okay, now having that printed out on the plain, white paper, now is the time to lay them down in your copy machine. 

And make sure you have loaded a sheet of the Holiday themed paper into the printer tray.  This is what your words will print out on.
And I just put the flat side in first, not the one with the hole in it.
Just go ahead and hit Make a Copy and be sure to print in Black.
And here it comes out:
I forgot I had messed with my margins in Word for printing, so I had to print mine again.

And finally, now we can start to see how this is all coming together.
You see, we are going to put these words and decorative paper on our wood sticks.

And the best part about using the holiday themed card stock paper is that we will not use up all the ink in our printers by printing so much colors!

Okay so now we just need to paint the paint sticks a similar color to your paper signs.

And cut out your signs to fit on the stick and leave a little space around it.

Ok now just use some mod podge and kinda glue your sign down with it.
Let it dry and then take a little bit of the same color paint as your stick and lightly dry brush some on to the edges of your paper sign.  It just helps the edges look better.
Let it dry and then do a top coat of mod podge to seal it all in.
Here are a few more:
Notice these next few I added the red to the edges after the final coat of mod podge and it doesn't look so great.
I definitely will do the corner dry brushing before having mod podge on top.
It looks more rustic.

Okay, now what to use these little cuties for.

I am mainly keeping them as little shelf sitters or tucks as some call them.
Just prop in front of crocks, jars or spoons.

And some of them I am turning into refrigerator magnets. It's always hard for me to find cute, country magnets for my kitchen.
 I am just attaching a round magnet to the back with e-6000 glue. I get the strong, 3/4" ones from Walmart and one is all that is really needed. And it holds a few sheets of paper by itself!

And the others I am turning into little hanging signs.
I'm just gonna drill two small holes in them at the top corners and attach some craft wire.
 Just however long you wish.

And then gonna hang them on my little primitive grapevine trees.
I may even attach a few of them (with the wire hanger) to Christmas presents instead of a bow!

The uses really can be endless if you think about it.

See ya'll next time!