My nephews are coming to stay with me right after they finish up the school year. I am very, very excited. I am stocking up on clay, cheap canvases, kites, swim toys, you name it. We are going to have FUN!
When I was at the store half shopping, half wandering, I saw some alphabet magnets for the fridge. Since I have been stocking up for the visit for the past couple of weeks, I instantly thought “those would be great for the boys!” And they would have been except they were ugly. Bright primary colors that have no place in the color scheme of my kitchen.
So, like I am often to do, I made a quick trip to the craft store and busted out my paintbrush. It was so easy, but a bit time consuming. You can do like I did and watch Edward Scissorhands at the same time and it’ll pass in no time flat!
For this project you will need:
Unfinished wooden letters (I chose the font Varsity but there are other styles if you prefer) – acrylic or spray paint – self adhesive magnet strip (it comes in a roll for about $3 at hobby stores)
STEP 1: Paint your letters. I used acrylic paint and a brush and it took quite a while. Spray paint would have been infinitely faster, but the acrylic was much cheaper. I painted consonants purple and vowels teal for a little extra educational factor. I painted one “Y” purple and one “Y” teal since it can act as both!
STEP 2: Cut little bitty strips off of your roll of magnet. Remove the backing and stick straight onto the magnet. Most magnets will only need the one strip, but some you may do two depending on the shape. Other shapes you may have to cut your little strip in to two pieces and attach (for example, the “X” shape only had place on the four corners, so I cut two strips and cut them down into 4 squares and stuck them on).
That’s it. Seriously! Plus they are sooo cute! Now you can stand in front of your fridge for an hour trying to decide what you want your fridge to say like I did. Have fun!Written by Allison Murray - Visit Website