Branches, twigs, and logs -- oh my! Turn this readily available material into stylish decor accessories. Stumped? Here are 15 awesome projects to get the creative juices flowing.
I don't know if you've noticed, but it's a regular ol' animal invasion on the DIY front! Yes, 2011 is the year plastic animals finally got their due. From dinosaur planters to, um, jungle-themed 'derriere' magnets, we've rounded up a few of our favorite plastic animal projects. Enjoy!
Here at Curbly, we love a good magnet, especially if we can make a bunch and make 'em ourselves. What could possibly be better than that? Super colorful magnets made from recycled materials that allow for spontaneous creativity and fun in the kitchen! Sold? Read on!
It's no secret, we love magnets here at Curbly: mini polaroid magnets, branch magnets, terrarium magnets, and vintage jewelry magnets - oh my! But, hands down, these glitter magnets are the easiest and sparkliest of them all!
Just because school is out for the summer doesn't mean you can't enlighten some minds with science! I mean c'mon, kids of all ages are fascinated by silly putty, add some magnetism to that equation and BAM! You've just blown a few minds. What more coud you ask for?
Oh my goodness. This may be one of the coolest DIY terrarium / vertical garden / house plant projects I've ever seen. I don't know about you, but the thought of making my own tiny magnetic vertical garden is enough to make me want to cover every surface in my house in a magnetic material (or, at the very least, have one giant magnetic wall)!
You've probably seen bottle cap magnets before or maybe even made a few yourself. (I have one of a Miniature Schnauzer on my fridge that my nephew lovingly picked out for me from the local craft fair. It's awesome.) But, have you seen MCM-inspired bottle cap magnets?? Yeah, that's what I thought!
I have a not-so-secret obsession with all things colorful and design-related, so when I saw these Pantone magnets my little heart did a cart wheel. I mean, why didn't I think of this? It just makes so much sense. Not to mention this may be the easiest DIY project we've ever posted.
Megan, whose thriftastic office we featured last week, has created some of the most clever - and prettiest - magnets you've ever seen!
Can't afford an iPhone? How about turning your fridge into one? Use these 18 cool and clever magnetic apps to organize your life. Take it one step further, as Think Geek suggests, and
Home use and DIY projects, geek crafts, handmade toys...there's nothing wrong with keeping a few neodymiums in your tool box. The clever team at Evil Mad Scientist have assembled seventeen helpful uses, with original photographs!
- Extract batteries from stubborn holders
- Find studs in your walls
- Make a homopolar motor
- Make LED Throwies
- Demonstrate magnetohydrodynamic propulsion
- Make a simple compass
- Experiment with self assembly
It seems refrigerator magnets are all the rage. Personally, I don't like the confusing look of lots of magnets and papers on the fridge, it goes against my hopeless quest for order. Happily, I discovered a line of products called HAPPEEZ by Lulalu (previously the company was called Mayfair Lane). Cute, eh?
What's so special about these? They stick to stainless steel or any slick, non-porous surface, even glass, mirrors and...
Need to give your guests a heads up so they don't plan a trip to Vegas the weekend of your wedding? How about sending out save-the-date refrigerator magnets? The dozen or so designs offered by Exclusively Weddings are sold in packs of 24 for about 38 bucks, but they get cheaper the more packs you buy. So, yes, they’re more expensive than save-the-date postcards, but not nearly as mis-placeable and not nearly as cute either!
P.S. Have you...
Dead easy these, all you need are some little magnets, some buttons and some sticky stuff.
You pop the buttons onto the magnets, making sure you get the right side of the magnet, (don't stick them to the side that will stick to your fridge.) And that's it.
I actually used Chrisjob's link to find out which sticky stuff I needed to join plastic to metal....
Okay, admit it. Your refrigerator door looks like a pop art project gone bad. Pictures, postcards, receipts, lotto tickets (both last Wednesday’s loser and next Saturday’s winner), a grocery list, and a friendly reminder from your dentist that it’s time for a checkup. Too important to cast aside in the dark recesses of some drawer only to be forgotten, but not quite important enough for a cubbyhole of its own, junk accumulates for all to see.