On Monday I showed you all how I made a checkerboard out of the decorative tile that used to be in our entryway. Today I’m here to show you some magnets I made using the tile.
I made a total of 16 magnets, 8 square pieces, and 8 pie shaped pieces.
I sanded the backs of the tile to get some of the mortar off. Then I took some of the homemade chalk paint I used in the Checkerboard project, and painted them navy and Frappe.
I also stenciled some designs on them, and sealed them with Rust-oleum Crystal Clear Enamel. Then I put the magnets on the back. My sister told me that hardware stores carry magnets, and they might be stronger than the craft magnets I used with my last magnet project, and she was right!!! 🙂 I bought some really strong magnets from Lowe’s this time. They cost around $3 for a pack of 8, but I only had to use 1 magnet per tile. I attached them to the tile using hot glue.
It was a pretty easy project and inexpensive as well, it took maybe an hour or two (not including drying time) and around $6 (I had everything on hand except the magnets).
Thanks for checking this project out!!
p.s. I wanted to show off my 3 year old (almost 4 in a few months) daughter’s stenciled art. To be fair this isn’t her first time stenciling, so she’s had some practice, but I was super impressed!! I’m definitely using my new magnets to showcase her artwork.