I love pinterest, and I love DIY sites…I however do not love how they given insanely step by step directions…I don’t need someone to show me how to tape a piece of paper onto a bottle…no need for 20 photos of you with a paint brush to show me how to prime a piece of board…so I guess my DIYs are going to be for those people who get annoyed by all the DIY sites that assume we’re idiots….with that being said, if I ever leave out something you don’t know how to do, just ask…chances are I don’t think you’re an idiot, I think I am for forgetting to post it.
Since this was going to be my first DIY project I did actually take a lot of photos of the steps (unlike all the others where you’ll not get that many photos.) and they are just below…you’re welcome to browse them and see each step, but essentially it’s this…Take glass “stones” that you can buy at the dollar store and use clear glue to glue them to paper (your map, a book page, photos, whatever), when dry, cut out using an exacto knife and then slap a magnetic strip on the back. Wahh la, done. aaand…these are the same maps found on Etsy for like $1-10 bucks a piece, I made about 30 for essentially about $3. Just make sure you use good glue that dries clear. (In a few of the below photos the glue hasn’t completely dried, that’s why there’s a white spot in the middle. It will dry up and go away.
I tried to pick personal places like places we’ve lived or visited or had important significance to our relationship…plus some fun things like wine bottles and our desire to always be “Away.”
P.S. If you need maps for this…visit a visitor center or hotel lobby, they always have free maps to give away.
Have you ever made magnets like this? Please let me know how they turned out!