Thursday, July 9, 2009

Save The Date Magnet Holders

I wanted to make little decorated clothespin magnets to hold the mini save the date 'reminder cards' instead of purchasing a generic magnet as I think the home made, crafty magnet goes better with the overall theme of the wedding (We are having a 'clothespin doll' cake topper after all)! Also, now I can customize the colour and look of the magnets to compliment the colours of the wedding!

I was able to get everything to make the clothespin magnets (expect for the spray paint) at the dollar store!

I began by laying out the clothespins on a cardboard box outside, and I purchased utility gloves as I knew that I would have to turn the clothespins in order to coat each side. And I did, I ended up having to wait 3-5mins after spraying each side and then flip them all to the next side (repeating this 3 times).


I used a really pretty colour of spray paint called 'Mocha Latte' I couldn't believe the colour selection they have now!!



I also found these cute little wooden buttons at the dollar store and thought that they might look nice on some of the magnets and so I spray painted them with the copper paint that I had already purchased for the 'tin can hole punch candles' for the reception, so that they would stand out from the mocha colour!




I then found a really nice creamy brown coloured ribbon as well as raffia to tie around the middle of the magnets as well as some brown and cream coloured paper flowers and some sunflowers to attach to the magnets to make them pretty and to make the go with the theme/colour scheme and flowers of the wedding.





I then found three different types of magnets and I think the package in the middle will work best (I found it at the 2nd store) and I had purchased the first and the last package in the first store and didn't know if the roll of self adhesive magnet would be strong enough to hold the clothespin up - but the last type, while strong, only came with six in a pack - so I got both just to try out, BUT then I found the type in the middle and it seems to be stronger than the self adheasive roll and is the perfect width/length to fit right down the magnet, so I'm thinking that will be the best one to use!



I am going to be putting these all together at the end of July when we go up to the cottage as I will have time then to do them all at once, instead of working on them as I have time at home (leaving the house a mess for weeks). Hopefully my mom will be able to help me construct them! They should be easy, but we have to around 65 to make, so it will just get monotonous!

I will post a picture of the final product once they are finished!

1 comment:

Kendel said...

Photo of finished product to come!

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Our Wedding Day Storyboard

Our Wedding Day Storyboard
Elements of our wedding day!

Collage of Our Engagement Photos:

Collage of Our Engagement Photos:
I finally put together a collage of our own engagement photos. I am always making them for other couples but never us. I am thinking about getting it custom framed (when frame go half price at Michales) and then doing the same square format of our wedding photos. They will be nice custom pieces for on the wall at home and I like that you can show multiple photos at once (instead of choosing just one!)

Our Wedding Movie Poster!

Our Wedding Movie Poster!
My friend Jenn took this photo for us and I thought it would be great to make it into a poster! Great for an online 'Save the Date' or can be used for a 'Jack and Jill' invitation/Poster!

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Our Program - News Paper Style

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