Flower Magnets and Memo Board

In my craft room (well, my half craft room) I knew I wanted to put more on the wall to keep it off my desk and I knew I wanted some sort of memo board to put little notes to myself. Those who know me best know that I am hopelessly forgetful. It’s awful. So I have to write everything down. Here’s what I came up with.

Flower Magnets and Memo Board 1
I had all the materials for this around my house. I sure do love when I do projects where I don’t have to get anything special!

These flowers I saw somewhere online and I don’t remember where, it was a quick glace. So if it was you, let me know and I’ll give credit where credit is due.

To make the flower I took a 6×6 square of scrapbook paper (the double sided one makes them more interesting but single will do too) and cut it into a circle. It doesn’t have to be exact, in fact it looks more interesting when it isn’t. The one in the first couple pics are 3×3 flowers.

Flower Magnets and Memo Board 2
I then spiral cut the circle until I had a small bit in the middle. This will be the base.

Flower Magnets and Memo Board 3
After that, I cut ‘waves’ in the spiral on one edge. This will give the flower more texture. You don’t have to do this part but it will give it a different look.

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Then, beginning at the far outside of the spiral I began to roll it tightly. Keep rolling until you get to the center and remember to keep it tight!

After rolling it, let it go! Get it arranged and looking how you like it because then it’s time to glue.

Put a big glob of glue on the bottom circle. I used a lot to make sure it stuck well, you just don’t want it to spill out. Then let it get good and dry.

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Last step: glue your magnet on. I had a super strong magnet so I used my E-6000, it works really well on most surfaces.

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When I first made these I wasn’t sure if it was going to hold and if the paper would tear but so far it’s worked out just fine. I used extra thick paper and I think that helped. Also if your worried about it you can use a weaker magnet. The one I have is SUPER strong and would have gone with a weaker one but that’s what I had on hand!

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This last picture is a 6×6 flower. I made some 6×6 some 4×4 and some 3×3 to make a fabulous arrangement!

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The board was very simple. I covered a 12×8 piece of sheet metal with scrapbook paper.

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Since it didn’t have hooks I had to figure out how to make it hang. So I took a smaller piece of heavy weight paper and punched two holes. I then took a piece of ribbon and tied knots through the holes. Then I glued the paper , knot side down to the back. Make sure it’s securely glued.

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Then it’s time to decorate! I had a ton of rub ons that were desperately needed to be used and added some scalloped paper. All the flower magnets and ta da! I love looking at this every day. It makes me smile!

Flower Magnets and Memo Board 1

 

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Comments

  1. Those are gorgeous! Well done!!!

  2. Those paper rosettes are to die for! Terrific job!

  3. Squeal!!! I love it!

  4. what a cool idea, and they look so pretty!! thanks for sharing the how-to 🙂

  5. wao the roses are just beautiful and super easy too 🙂 i am one of your newest followers do visit my blog too when you have time . best of luck

  6. absolutely delightful! so pretty and full of charm!

  7. Finally, a flower I can actually make that looks like the original! I made these with my 6th grade students during study hall using construction paper and they are GORGEOUS!!!! Thanks!!!

  8. Great idea! It looks so pretty! TFS!

  9. Oh that looks great! I have those flowers bookmarked since I thought they were so cute, I hadn't come up with a reason to make them yet though, I think this is perfect so I will now!

    Tried to find the bookmark for you, I have way to many and it must not be titled well.

  10. OMGosh…I just luv those COOL flowers…this is one neat idea! Hope you have a FUN day:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

  11. Those magnets are adorable. Love what you did.

  12. Oh, those flowers are sooo pretty! Thanks for showing us how to make them.

    I'm so happy you could join us for the party…could you just add a link back to the party. Thanks!

    ~Kim

  13. Those would DEFINITELY make me smile too! I love your craftiness. It's really adorable!

  14. Those flowers are fantastic!!

  15. I am lovin those flowers! 🙂

  16. I love this. There are certainly flowers galore around the blogs, but this is one of my favorites.

  17. I love how delicate they are. Beautiful job!

  18. I LOVE this!!

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to I'm Lovin' It!! Have a GREAT weekend!

  19. I love these flowers! I need to make something similar to hang up above my sewing machine.

    Thanks for sharing at My Backyard Eden!

  20. So cool! I am obsessed with different paper flowers lately and these might be my new favorite!

  21. OMG!!! This is sooo cool..

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party!

  22. That's so pretty!!

  23. Oh goodness…. so creative! Honestly, this is like a piece of art. I am in LOVE with those roses!

    Thanks for linking up to SNS!
    FJ Donna

  24. So pretty! I love it! Yep, I'm inspired, now. :o)

  25. Thank you for the idea and the rose tutorial. i think I just found my Mothers day project

  26. Those are beautiful! I'm with Donna…little pieces of art! Thanks for sharing!

  27. great idea!

  28. Super cute!! I love how it looks

  29. I love those magnets. They are so cute and so creative! Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

  30. I love this! I featured it on my blog at http://www.ascrapoftime.wordpress.com!

  31. I had to try out your precious flowers. I just made a little project today and linked to your tutorial, thanks so much for sharing. :O)

  32. My 6th grade student and I made your flowers magnets for Mother's Day! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

    http://onthebanksofsquawcreek.blogspot.com/2010/05/another-mother.html

  33. This is so cool! great for kids too:) I featured you today. Have a great weekend!

  34. Hugssss & Kisses from Caracas, Venezuela!!!!

  35. OMG!!! Beauuuutiful!!

  36. You are amazing! So talented!!!

  37. HI, I wondered if you knew where you got the rub ons?
    Thanks!

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