Thursday, February 10, 2011

Vintage ABC Magnets

By now you are familiar with the sweet little shop Pretty Little Studio. They have gorgeous and super fun vintage-y flashcards for every occasion. After receiving my Mini Animal ABC's in the mail, I was inspired to create something practical and fun for my little sweetheart.
I gathered some basic supplies, scrapbook paper, cork boards, and magnet strips.
I cut the cork board and paper to a size just slightly larger than the flashcards. Then I glued and mod-podged my cards, paper and cork board together. (With many of the flashcards less than $5.00 a set, I didn't have to feel too bad putting mod podge on them!)
I adhered the self-adhesive magnet strips to the back of the cork board...
...and stuck them on the fridge. Instant vintage magnet success! We are in the process of learning our ABC's around here, and this sweet little magnet set provides lots of incentive for my little one.
With the cork board backing and mod podge, they are sure to stand up to little fingers with the added strength. Have a table saw at your house? Use wood backing instead to create an even sturdier magnet set.

Doesn't that yellow paper just make those beautiful illustrations pop?
If you had these miniature flash cards, what would you make? I'll be linking to these parties this week. Hope to see you there!

Happy Thursday!


WobiSobi February 10, 2011 at 5:30 AM  

These are so sweet. what a great Idea!!!Hugs, Anne

SewCraftStick February 10, 2011 at 6:57 AM  

Very cute!! We are also learning the alphabet, so I too would make these as a learning tool. The cork backing is an awesome tear proof addition. Loves it!

Tiffany February 10, 2011 at 7:41 AM  

So ridiculously cute! LOVE this idea! I want some now! : ) And I would also like your little sweetie's hair please - it's gorgeous!

Rachel May February 10, 2011 at 9:43 AM  

Oh thank you for sharing!! We are learning ABCs here as well and the magnet letters are not near as cute as these :)

Katie@a mom, a wife, and a me February 10, 2011 at 9:51 AM  


Lyndsey February 10, 2011 at 11:23 AM  

I just went and ordered some of these.. oh I can't wait!! We are trying to teach my daughter her abc's and these will be perfect!!!!!

Erin A February 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM  

These are so cute! Great idea to use the corkboard backing, and I love that yellow polka dot paper.

Mandi @ Sweetly Home February 10, 2011 at 11:59 AM  

These are adorable! My daughter isn't even 2 months old yet and I I want to make these for her. :) Definatly bookmarking this project!

Jessica February 10, 2011 at 1:56 PM  

Great idea Patrice!

Sarah Vasbinder February 10, 2011 at 4:31 PM  

What a CUTEEEE idea! i just went and ordered two sets :) thanks! Cant wait to recieve them!!

Shug February 10, 2011 at 7:51 PM  

So glad I stopped by your place. I love your post today. I keep my little 3 year old granddaughter every day and she loves ref. magnets. Great ideal.


Molly Hammond February 12, 2011 at 8:09 AM  

love love love!

Dannyelle February 12, 2011 at 2:37 PM  

These turned out so nicely, I love the yellow paper underneath. I think they'd be really cute Nursery art too. Thanks for sharing.
Dannyelle @

Amanda February 12, 2011 at 2:58 PM  

Love these! They are super adorable. Consider linking up sometime at I Made It! Monday at Ninth Street Notions.

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