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A place for ideas and happy stuff

April 7, 2012

How to Turn a Pin into a Magnet

Going through some old memorabilia, I came across a pin with sentimental value.  I didn't want to throw it in the trash, but had no use for it as a pin.  I decided to make it into a useful magnet.

Pin-Magnet Tutorial -

Step 1:  Remove the pin backing.

Step 2: Place magnet(s) on backside (make sure the magnets your using will be strong enough to hold both the weight of the pin and the miscellaneous papers or art projects you want to hang on the fridge or front door).

Step 3: Carefully pour in Mod Podge without moving magnets or getting glue ontop of the magnet face.

Step 4: Allow time to dry.  This may take a very long time, so you may prefer to do thin layers of glue so each layer will dry faster.  I poured all the glue at once and it dried enough to use after 1 day, but the glue didn't become completely clear for about 3 days because it was thick.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Reupholstered Chair

I'm excited to have reupholstered my first chair ever!  It turned out pretty good!  I started this project about a year ago, set it aside, and have finally picked it up again.  I picked apart the original covers that were falling apart and copied the pattern pieces to make the new covers.  Now only 5 more to sew.

April 2, 2012

Cooking Tip

I accidentally bought pan-lining paper instead of parchment.  It's basically parchment with aluminum foil on the bottom side which makes it sturdier, but so far hasn't convinced me to switch.  Today I found a nice use for it though, saving me from cleaning mixing bowls.  When I'm baking brownies or something that's mixed by hand, I  line the pan with it and stir the mixture in the baking pan without needing a mixing bowl.  Alternatively, you could line a mixing bowl and then lift the lining paper out, placing it directly into the baking pan keeping the bowl clean.  This is a nice little tidbit when you're making something simple.

Less Mess! Less Cleanup!