Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Blind weights made into refrigerator magnets

Refrigerator magnets from blind metal square weights


I saw the potential to reuse these square metal blind weights when I removed some broken linen vertical blinds.   I used it to create a mini chalk board by adding chalk board paint, then on the other side attaching a vinyl magnetic refrigerator calendar.  These are promos that businesses or health insurance companies send in the mail.  I had plenty and was starting to think of what to use it with and I found that it supported the weight okay of the blind weight and was successful. 

This time I decided to make a vintage photo magnet so I glued the vintage photo on to the blind weight and cut it to size to fit perfectly.  Use a glue stick to glue photo to weight, then I took another vinyl magnetic promo calendar which I cut in half  then cut to size and glue to the back of the blind weight.  Some details can be added such as small sequins or decorative touches that is optional. 



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A great way to reuse old magnetic advertising promotionals that local businesses or charities send to residents.  You can reuse anything and create something purposeful.