Monday, April 30, 2012

United States of Magnets

The Puzzle
   Mr. Hulse and I were spring cleaning when we stumbled upon this United States puzzle. Some of the puzzle wasn't looking so great and Florida was missing. We tried to clean it up but it was beyond saving. THAT being said, some of the pieces were in great condition. And we decided to save some of the States to upcycle them into magnets!

I cleaned and dusted the pieces very carefully. With my trusty glue gun I attached a magnet to each state. (I had some magnets from a previous project and luckily they fit!) Here are the photos from the project. A few of these I'm keeping or giving to friends...but the rest will be up in the Etsy shop!

The salvaged pieces

States!
My Tools
Adding some glue!



Drying 


They came out looking so fun. New York and New England went right up on the fridge!


They fit right in!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012