Wednesday, August 8, 2007

ArtsyMama's Artful Blogger Party

For those of you who haven't heard...There's a party going on!!! Check it out at artsymama.blogspot.com
It's getting late and I decided that I would throw in a tutorial for refrigerator magnets that is SUPER easy. Something that anyone can do!! The story is...we live way out in the middle of nowhere, so we have no garbage service, but a local dump - which has its perks! :o) Not long ago, my husband came home with a huge bag of old silverware. It doesn't take much to dress them up a bit with some vintage lace, ribbon, or millinery flowers. Then hot glue two magnets on the back. I've been selling these at local craft shows. Some people prefer them plain. How easy is that?!!


And here's one more picture to prove that our dump is the best one ever!!! Check out the iron bed frame I brought home last month!!!

11 comments:

TheMomInTheFamily said...

That is the cutest thing ever! I just saw a huge box of silverware at my favorite thrift store yesterday. I wanted to buy it, but didn't know what I'd do with it. I'm going back in the morning to see if it's still there. These are going to make GREAT gifts!

ArtsyMomma hosted a great party!

Ann

karin said...

Such a cute idea!! I love it! Karin (creativechaos.typepad)

Miz Smoochie Lips said...

Oh my gawsh, this is the most adorable idea all day!!!!
I'm totally doing this! Thanks for sharing :)

Jessica said...

a*dorable! thanks so much for sharing. in my book, the simplest crafts are the absolute best!!

Sandy McTier said...

Adorable idea. I purchased a $1.00 box at an auction years ago and in the bottom were about 2 dozen old spoons and forks and since they were too tarnished to use I shoved them in a drawer - NOW, I have something I can do with them ~ thank you for sharing.
Love the iron bed from the dump! WOW! Where do you live - I wanna come to your dump! hehehe

Judy said...

I love your magnets. Thank you. This is my first visit via Kari and you've got a super blog. I'll be visiting often. I also love the bed, too cute!!

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Thank you for sharing this! I have a basket of "vintage" silver waiting for a project just as you've show! I found you via The Party at Kari's!

Miss*Laurence said...

What a great idea, they are very original, I didn't think hot glue would be strong enough to hold the silvre piece but it works! briliant.

Barbara H. said...

I am still making my way around to the blog party participants. These are so cute!

Barbara H. @ Stray Thoughts

jen said...

Hi Cathy...I was blog hopping recently when I found this lovely flatware magnet idea of yours. I've gone off and done a different twist on the idea and thought I'd give you a heads up before I link my post to you here. Thanks for the inspiration!

Daughter of the King said...

love the bed frame..I am totally a Thrift shop yard sale girl....one man's trash is another man's treasure.
Deby