Monday, March 8, 2010

Vintage Puzzle Piece Magnets!!



I am so excited to share this project with you! A lot of people ask me where I get my ideas and to tell you the truth they usually just pop into my head at the most random times.

This project for example came to me the other night when I was putting my 2 year old to bed. I was sitting on the floor in her room and I noticed a puzzle on the floor that has been there for like 2 weeks now. The puzzle was missing some pieces so I immediately thought....wow I could make those into magnets! I was so excited about the idea that I started making them immediately and I haven't been able to stop!!!!

So here they are!











Here is the tutorial

Supplies needed:

Old puzzle pieces
Mod Podge
Scrapbook paper
Hot glue
Buttons
Ribbon
Magnets



Step 1: Choose your puzzle piece. The pieces I used are the thick wood puzzle pieces for childrens puzzles. You could also use other types of puzzle pieces!

Step 2: Trace your puzzle piece on your paper. I used all vintage looking paper.


Step 3: Cut out your paper.



Step 4: Apply a thin layer of mod podge on the top of your puzzle.


Step 5: Place your cut out paper on top.


Step 6: Place your piece upside down so it doesn't bubble. Sit it there until it's dry.



Step 7: Using a nail file, file the edges so you can get the excess paper off and that the paper is flush with the puzzle piece.


Step 8: Apply a thin layer of mod podge on the top to seal the edges. Let dry then distress your piece with some distressing ink.


Step 9: Hot glue some ribbon.


Step 10: add a paper flower and buttons for more embellishments.



Step 11: Hot glue your magnet to the back of the piece


And you're done!








Which one do you like the best?


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40 comments:

Unknown said...

I LOVE these! Oh, they are great! My favorite is the one with the numbers and black button! Awesome!
~Rebekah {All Thingz Related}

Tasha said...

What a darling idea! I LOVE it. I am going to post it up to my blog (spending the credit back to you of course) I so want to try this! I am sure I have some puzzles I could use as well.

One Cheap B*tch said...

I have a gazillion puzzle pieces throughout my house yet we don't even have one finished puzzle. LOL! What a great idea and lord knows I certainly have enough to make some of these with!

Kim's Treasures said...

Those are very cool!!! I love them all grouped together!

Christy said...

Oh my gosh...forget this work thing, I want to go make vintage puzzle pieces. ;o) Thanks for sharing that precious idea!

Trent said...

I absolutely love these. How very creative you are.

Kaysi said...

These are so great!! What a great idea

Stephanie @ Minutes to Spare said...

Okay the last post was not Trent but me, somehow everytime he logs onto his g-mail account it over rides me. Again I love love love the puzzle magnets.

nettie said...

I just LOVE these I can't wait to make some.....;o)

Megan Gunyan said...

So cute! Love the vintage look and feel. Great job! Was it a Winnie the Pooh puzzle? :) Just curious...

Miss Marple said...

Oh, I really like this idea! It will come on my lift list immediately! Thank you for sharing!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

These turned out WAY cute!! Great way to use puzzles that can't really be used anymore anyway.

I would love for you to link up to my Spring has Sprung Party Friday. :)

kim west said...

THese are amazing! Love them!

Melissa said...

Wow. These are gorgeous, and what a clever re-use!

Ally said...

Love these! I'm making some this weekend! My favorite is the clover one :) So adorable!

Laura said...

This is such a cute idea. I love the shamrock!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Those are awesome! I like them all! What a great way to use up an old item!
I'm visiting from Tip Junkie!
~Liz

Annikke said...

These are so fun! We just found a puzzle when organizing the closet that is missing several pieces... maybe I will use the remaining pieces to make some of these!

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

These are brilliant. I love, love, love how adorable they are! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Heather said...

Absolutely adorable, I love it! What a smart idea...those really are cute. Thanks for sharing!

Helena said...

I love these!!


Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Charlotte Prescott said...

Those are lovely! Thanks for the tutorial.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Oh My MY!!! This is another amazing post! Those are seriously adorable. I'm so excited to see what you have come up (after the last two posts you've linked up). I don't think it can get much better!!!

Stacey said...

I really love these! Who doesn't have a few puzzles hanging around! Thank you for a great way to recycle. I think these would make awesome gifts. I LOVE the shamrock and the typed vintage paper.

Even if you don't have a puzzle lying around you can find one at the dollar store!

thanks for sharing!!!!

Helena said...

You might want to check out this post :)

http://lanieree.blogspot.com/2010/03/featuring-you_12.html

Unknown said...

Very cute! I featured these in my Friday Favorites...http://www.laniejandco.com/2010/03/friday-favorites-31210.html

~Lanie

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

I LOVE it! I have a puzzle in my garage that wouldn't sell at my yard sale for 50 cents! I guess I'll go get it and repurpose some of those pieces! I think these would make a great gift as a little set for almost anyone!

Anna
I'm a new follower by the way.

Anonymous said...

I love the vintage look you're doing on your puzzle magnets. I've also been making puzzle magnets for sometime now and selling them in my shop, Topsy Turvy, in Carthage Mo. I like to use the small puzzle pieces for necklaces and bracelets, also as pendants. But the magnets sell the best. I use cardstock, wallpaper samples, photos and bling! It's a lot of fun!

Robin Edwards

Veronica said...

What a great idea for magnets. I have featured them at Veronica's Korner. Please stop by and grab your Featured button.
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Nishant said...

These are so great
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Melony Bradley said...

I love these and hope you do not mind that I featured them in my post about cool stuff to do with recycled puzzle pieces

http://mel-designs.typepad.com/my-blog/2010/12/things-to-do-with-recycled-puzzle-pieces.html

jess@balancing the dream said...

Fabulous project!!! I found you through Pinterest!! I'm excited to try out this idea!! I can't wait to see what you do next....-your newest follower! :)

New Furnace Greenwood Indiana said...

I love the one with the red button. It looks like a puzzle that needs a piece and that is to be one of my collection...:-)

Unknown said...

I like the Shamrock one best! Thanks for inspiring me! I'm doing this!

diane said...

Great idea ... I am soooooo doing this ... and I think I'll make them pins!!!!
Thanks!

ann alba said...

I have some vintage Christmas Paper this would make a great Christmas ornament for friends & co/workers.
thanks ann/alba

mylittlecorner said...

I LOVE this idea, I too come up with a lot of my ideas while sitting in my little girls room holding her hand until she falls asleep ( sometimes a long time ) This one is just brilliant, Thank you so much for sharing, will definately be making some .... :)

Ngillette said...

I love, Love, LOVE these magnets! Thanks so much for sharing this fantastic idea! I can't wait to try it out.

KeyQuilter said...

where do you find the vintage papers to cover the puzzle pieces with?

Judith said...

I have done this in the past, and next time I would use the flat magnet you can cut with scissors, as the ones I made with the button type magnet pop off the fridge if you barely touch them! I think I'll try these altered puzzle pieces too. yours are adorable!