recycle project no. 8 - magnets

I know I said I'm busy (I still am) but with all the paper flying around here I came up with this tiny project. It's really easy and it only takes a few minutes to make.

- 4 - 3/4" x 9" (2cm x 23cm) junk mail paper strips
- small magnet
- glue stick
- glue gun

I rolled each strip using a wooden skewer and glued the end with a glue stick. In order to cover the magnet the paper is a bit wider than the magnet.

I hot glued the rolls to the magnet. I made sure not to use too much glue so it wouldn't seep through the rolls (on the front view).

Another option using the recycled paper that I use for wrapping my packages. Here I just used three rolls because the paper is thicker, making each roll wider.

Gotta go! The kids get out of school a little earlier on Fridays so I have to make the most of my day. Have a great weekend everyone! :)


  1. ...speaking of people who inspire, I have added you (finally) to my blog roll, thanks.

  2. You have been on my blog roll since I started my blog! I find your work so inspirational and fresh all the time. How do you come up with such great ideas? I just loved the Makers Fair here in San Fran this year!

  3. These are great! I love working with scrap paper!

  4. Thanks everyone! :)

    Nora - to be honest with you I don't know how I come up with my projects. Things are always going through my head and then out of the blue little projects pop into mind.

  5. I love this project so much!
    I just linked to it here:

  6. I think making magnets are so fun, and these are great! You could roll a pretty paper as the last cover too, or paint or... :-)

    thanks for sharing!

  7. gotta love these i am so goiong to make these asap!

  8. oh wow...very creative and pretty too !!!