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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

{Make: Magnetic Alphabet}

 Here's a project that will eat up even the smallest bits of your scrap collection--you know, the ones you really should have thrown away. Even better, you'll be able to replace those cheap, plastic refrigerator magnets and bring a tiny bit of your fabric style into the kitchen!

For this project, you will need:
-Assorted fabric bits
-Mod Podge
-Wooden alphabet
-X-Acto/craft knife
-Sharp scissors
-Adhesive-backed magnetic strips

Here are the wooden letters I'll be using. I found these buggers at Wal-Mart in the craft section. 

These are thin, so I recommend sorting in pairs and gluing them together for extra thickness.

Poor Q didn't have a partner so I paired him with the extra O. They make a great team! <3

Letters just about to get pretty! 

Apply a coat of Mod Podge and place a scrap on top.

Let dry.

Start cutting around the letters with scissors or a craft knife. The craft knife will give you a sharper edge if that's what you're going for.

Pause for small child to play.

Add the adhesive magnetic strips. You'll need to cut them to size. If you find that the adhesive is not strong enough,  glue them on.

That's it! I hope they make your refrigerator look fabulous!


  1. These are adorable! I'm definitely saving this idea for a future birthday gift idea. thanks for the inspiration!

  2. These are fabulous! I love that you can get the kids involved for a craft that's fun, decorative and educational. I am definitely pinning! Would you like to come link up your project at my Monday Makeover link party? Would love to have you join up!

  3. Ashley, these are so so awesome!!! I am pinning right now! I saw you linked up at Watch Out Martha!
    Beth @ The First Year Blog

  4. Congratulations! You've been featured on this week's Martha Mondays! :) Swing by to pick up a "Featured" button and do a little bragging! :)