Wednesday, April 13, 2011

WHAT I BUY WEDNESDAY (AND A CRAFT)

WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE MATTHEW T. AS A NEW FOLLOWER.  WELCOME.

I LOVE MAGNETS!  I buy the tiny SUPER strong kind for all kinds of projects. Today I am sharing one of my latest magnet projects.  (I will share another one next week.)
A couple of weeks ago we went to IKEA for lunch and a play date.  (The kids like the lunch area and food choices.  We like the shopping looking and all the steps on our pedometer.  We also like looking at the tiny houses.)

At Ikea we found a children's/summer line of plasticware dishes.  The set of 6 brightly coloured cups were only $1.99, so I picked up a set for a project that has been on my list for awhile.

My grandkids and I enjoy spending fun days at my house.  One of the first requests of the day is usually for a glass of water/drink. 
This was an easy and inexpensive project.  Using my trusty "E6000" and a cotton tip swab (with the ball pulled off) I adhered a SUPER magnet to the flared part of the cup, about 1 1/2 down from the top rim.  I put masking tape over the magnet (to hold it in place) and stuck it on the fridge to dry.  The kids waited.  Until the next day.  (Don't worry.  They did not just stand there all night.)

I am happy to share my idea, and see what others are doing, at  Fireflies and JellybeansA Little Tipsy, and  The Thirfty Home.  I appreciate being invited to participate in the link parties.  Thank you.
The (few) supplies


The next morning I rewashed them and they were ready to go.  These have worked great.  They go on the lower part of the fride when the kids are here and they can get their own water.  We only use them for water.  I hand wash them at the end of the day.
One day Logan kept bangging his on the fridge and his magnet came off.  It was not a big deal.  It was stuck to the fridge.  I just re-glued it for the next day's use.
This idea has worked GREAT!  We have been using them almost 1 month now with no problems.

UPDATE - 15 April, 2011
I have bought my magnets in the past at HEARTLAND PAPER.  The Taylorsville location has closed, but there is still one in Bountiful, UT.  Now I buy them on Amazon (50 at a time) .  The price is the same, $.20 - .25 each.  I love them and use them for LOTS of projects.

As part of my 200th POST celebration, I will "random.org" a set of (6) cups and (6) magnets to one of my FOLLOWERS.  (I will do the GIVE AWAYS the beginning of May.  Watch for other GIVE AWAY items.)

4 comments:

Leslie said...

I am so glad for this idea. I get really tired of how many times I get asked a day to get one of the kids a drink.

Lindsay Quinney said...

I agree. Great idea. Maybe I should do this at my house since Logan can reach the water that comes out of the fridge.

MaryBeth said...

Cute idea. Where do you buy the magnets?

Michelle said...

Great idea! I will mention this to my mom for her grandkids! Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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