I have a super simple tutorial for you guys today. I thought this was just a fun little pop of color for the kitchen and thought some of you might like this idea as well.
I spotted these vintage looking thingys at Michael’s over the weekend (the official name is not actually thingy but rather “alphabet soup shape”) and was trying to think of a way to use them in my home. I really like little things like this because they can add interest and texture to a plain surface.
These are really lightweight so that got me thinking that they would be great magnets for the fridge. I picked up 3 of these larger size and then I spotted small ones in the next display over and wouldn’t you know it? The small ones were actually magnets.
I grabbed some adhesive magnets for the larger shapes and once I got home, decided to superglue the magnet onto the back of the shapes. One magnet did hold up on the fridge but didn’t hold thicker paper like business cards or postcards. So I wound up adding (3) magnets to the back of each shape just to be sure it would be super sturdy on the fridge. (Note: I have since found magnets that can be cut to any shape that would work really well too. See it here.)
I found pink, blue, antique white, yellow, green and a grey shape available at Michael’s but you can easily spray paint the magnets to match the color of your kitchen. A bright spray paint would be fun or just sand over the spray paint to create more of an aged look. I think I might play with copper spray paint and see what happens.
So now you are done! Easiest project ever right? I found these adhere really well and when I was testing this project one of the shapes fell from the fridge to our tile floor and did not break. These look like clay but they are actually made of something more like plastic.
If you can’t make it over to Michael’s to pick these specific shapes up you might be on the lookout at thrift stores or vintage shops and maybe you can find something similar.
And here is how they look on the fridge:
If you decide to try this project out, please come back and let me know how it goes for you!
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