Thursday, February 6, 2014

DIY Puzzle Fridge Magnets

What do you when the holidays are past, the weather is chilly and snowy and icy, and you're all stuck indoors? Janel from Nellie Bellie is here with an easy and fun craft that will keep the kids busy and also make a great gift for any upcoming birthdays you might be thinking about. Learn to make your own Puzzle Fridge Magnets! Please help me welcome Janel to the blog.
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Hello! It's great to be here! I'm Janel from NellieBellie. This is me:
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And this is my blog:
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Today I'm going to share one of the easiest tutorials you ever did see! And gosh darn...it's also a cute cute gift idea! 

Puzzle fridge magnets (of awesome)! This is a darling project that anyone can do...truly, you can! So, I'm going to stop talking and just get to it! 

Here's what you are going to make...

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The supplies that you need are quite simple and easy to find...
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Materials:
  • puzzle with low piece count. (you want one with large pieces) no more than 24 pieces! Your dollar store is a great place to find a puzzle!
  • magnet roll, sheet, or small magnets (you can find this at many craft stores, big box stores, hardware stores)
  • super glue or hot glue
  • dowel and a way to cut the dowel, or buy the pre-cut wood bits (at your craft store or home improvement store)
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  1. Glue your magnet bits to the back of your puzzle. Be sure to use plenty of glue. Also be sure that your magnet is large enough to hold the size piece you are working with.
  2. Glue your wood bit to the front of your puzzle. Again be sure to use plenty of glue.
  3. If you like, use colored Sharpies, paint pens, or paint to color the tops of the wood bits.
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Yes, it really is as easy as that. diy magnetic puzzle5

A few tips: Be sure your magnets are good and strong. Try to keep your wood bits flat on the part that is glued to the puzzle so that all parts of it will adhere properly. Don't use flimsy puzzle pieces, they won't hold up nicely when the puzzle is put together on the fridge. diy puzzle magnets

I chose to package mine in a sweet little burlap bag and handmade tag. A small box, small bag, even brown bag nicely decorated would be a lovely way to give this sweet gift! Thank you so much for having me! I hope that you all have a great day! Remember to stop by NellieBellie and say hi!

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Thanks, Janel! These are a fantastic idea for keeping little hands busy during these upcoming chilly months.

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