Thursday, June 12, 2014

DIY Liberty Print Fridge Magnets





Here's a super simple, no-sew tutorial that can be whipped up in minutes and is perfect for introducing a touch of Liberty print charm into your home!

Liberty sell some gorgeous printed wrapping paper in their stationary department - you only need a tiny amount for this project so it's perfect for using up any leftover scraps! You could of course use any printed paper of your choice - smaller designs tend to work better so some pretty origami paper or scrap booking paper would also look great!

Materials & Equipment:

Clear glass circular tiles (I bought mine online here - they cost 99p for 10 including P&P from China!)
Printed wrapping paper of your choice
Matching coloured card
Small magnets
Pencil
Paper scissors
PVA glue and a small brush


Step 1: Using one of your tiles as a template, draw one circle per tile onto the wrong side of your wrapping paper and coloured card. Cut out the circles you've just made and check they're the right size by holding them behind the glass tile (the sides of my tiles were slightly curved so I found that I needed to trim down my paper circles a little to stop them peeking over the edge).






Step 2: Apply PVA glue over one side each tile, scraping away any excess, then place a wrapping paper circle on top, pattern side down. Make sure they're stuck down smoothly right the way to the edges and leave to dry.






Step 3: Once dry, apply a thin layer of glue over the back of your wrapping paper covered tiles and carefully place a circle of coloured card on top, right side up. Repeat for all your tiles and leave to dry.

Step 4: Now is a good time to double check which side of your magnet is going to stick to the fridge and which side isn't! Apply a blob of glue to the non-sticky side and affix to the middle of the coloured card on each of your tiles. Leave them to dry thoroughly and you're all done!









4 comments:

  1. These are cute projects... very perfect for summer when kids are involved.

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  2. This is a brilliant idea, simple and beautiful! Thank you for the tutorial, I might go and order some tiles right now...

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    1. Thanks Amy really glad you like it! :D

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