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Thursday, October 1, 2009

DIY Fabric Number & Alphabet Magnets




I had so much fun making these for my daughter and for Jacinda's Miss Clare!  To get started you'll need some sticker-backed magnets (the business card size are easiest) from Staplespinking shears, and some fabric scraps. I used Joel Dewberry Modern Bud in Glacier for the numbers, along with Tossed Flowers in Camel and Raspberry for the letters.

Package your set in a metal tin like these from Container Store and you can pick out the first letter of your giftee's name to stick on top!  Tie it with a bow and give it to a girlie as cute as this one...


To get the step-by-step DIY head over to PurlBee!

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11 Comments:

Anonymous Nancy Saccoccio said...

A-mazing!

October 1, 2009 at 6:34 PM  
Anonymous Calee said...

I made these for my daughter's 2nd birthday. Was cutting them a huge bear or were my scissors just not sharp enough?

October 1, 2009 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Calee- good point, i think it was definitely the scissors! I tried to use an older pair and it was a nightmare until I switched to a newer sharp shear and then it went so quickly. Also I tried it with decor weight fabric and that didn't work, too difficult to cut, had to use a nice thin cotton...

October 1, 2009 at 9:29 PM  
Blogger Katrina Chambers said...

Wow, haven't seen them before! Great idea :)

October 2, 2009 at 3:41 AM  
Blogger Nicole Feliciano said...

So glad I found you from twitter. What great ideas. Maybe I will use one of them for March--design month. Do you mind a link or want to guest post?

Nicole
@Momtrends

October 2, 2009 at 6:45 AM  
Anonymous Ann said...

I am so glad I found this blog! Such great ideas. I blog about affording the best for babies, but usually using coupns, freebies, and community resources-- DIY is another really great method! I'll have to encourage my readers to check out this blog. =)

October 2, 2009 at 9:02 AM  
Anonymous Erin said...

Just saw you over at Made By Girl! Love EVERYTHING I've seen so far!

October 2, 2009 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger amber {daisy chain} said...

love this idea! did you put something on the fabric to make it stiff before you cut it?

October 2, 2009 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Jaime said...

Amber - you actually stick the fabric right onto the sticky side of the sticker-backed magnet, draw your letter (trace or freehand it), then cut it all together! it's so simple, just requires some sharp scissors!

October 2, 2009 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Bordeaux said...

I love these. Great way to finally get rid of all the odd scraps I have piling up and I think it will make for a great Christmas gift for my niece.

October 22, 2009 at 6:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

December 7, 2009 at 10:13 AM  

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