A few days ago I showed you how to make a half-pin half-magnetic board (read about it here), and today I'm sharing how I made cute push pins and magnets to compliment the new board.
Making Lovely Magnets & Push Pins
I found some lovely clips at Michaels and had to have them for the pin/magnetic board!
They were the perfect variety of sizes for stick-on magnets, tacks, or push pins. I simple bent and broke the back clips. Other options I considered were buttons, jewelry, and scrapbook stickables...I found these first and was enticed at the final price of $1.
A bit of superglue was all it took to adhere the push pins and tacks. Because the clips fit so snugly over top of the pins and magnets it made for a sturdy seal. I haven't had any problems with them popping off.
I purchased round magnets that have a peel and place backing to it...so they did not require glue. And presto, I have a lovely variety of magnets and pins!
MAGNETS: My daughter loves these magnets. She is able to display pictures and other items she doesn't want pin holes ruining. Call me biased or a proud mama, but isn't my 7 year old's superhero drawing stink'in awesome!
Nothing is more attractive (or more useful) than a pretty pin & magnetic board with pretty pins and magnets!
I did happen to find a jeweled set of tacks to compliment the ones I made, but I love the design and diversity of the DIY ones so much more.