Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Magnetic Banner

Oh yeah, you read that correctly.

So do you remember when I said that all my spring mantel display needed was a banner and I has something awesome up my sleeve?  It was one of those things that I wasn't sure would work but wanted to give it a try.  Well, it worked and it is a.w.e.s.o.m.e!!!

Let me introduce my magnetic banner.


and because its magnetic I can make it say...


or...


or any other word or phrase that's less then 8 characters.  My son is going to love it when it says "birthday" for a week next month! And when June rolls around and I redo the mantel for summer, it will say "summer" or something like that.

I kept the design and color scheme simple so that it would be versatile.  Blues and Greens will always work in my house!

So if you are wondering how I made it magnetic, here you go.


I started with chipboard pennants that I found at the craft store.  I was originally planning on cutting my own our of 1/4" plywood but when I found these, all ready to go for around $3, it was a no brainer. 

Then I painted the pennants with magnetic primer.  I used the kind pictured above.  I originally bought magnetic spray paint but couldn't get that stuff to work for the life of me.  The magnetic primer is expensive.   (around $20) so it is a bit of an investment.  I only used a small amount though and promised myself that I would use it in other projects... which means you'll be seeing more of this stuff in the future!

Edit: I should note that the thicker you paint the primer, the more megnetic it will be.  I did many thick coats..... probably around 6.

I let that dry overnight and painted it with a coat of white craft paint.  I cut my scrapbook papers a little smaller then my pennants so that I would have a bit of a border, and modge podged that on.  I added a little distressing ink to the edges of the pennants.

I just used my hole punch to re-make my holes and strung it up with white ribbon.

For the letters I just bought a pack of sparkly white scrapbook letters.  Since they had a sticky back I put a thin coat of modge podge on the back and let that dry, then stuck my magnetic tape to the back.  Something like this...


I love how the sparkly letters look.


And the textures and colors from the papers make me giddy.



So there you have it!  A magnetic banner that can be used for all sorts of occasions!


As always I'm linking to these great parties and events:

Paper Party @ Paper Issues

58 comments:

Kelsey @ Tattered and Inked said...

This is gorgeous! Love the prints and the fact that it's (eek!) magnetic. Amazing :)

Kim @ Twigs and Twirls said...

This is soooooo cool!!!!! What a great idea.

Aimee said...

GENIUS!!! You, my dear are a ROCKSTAR!!!!
I'm totally recreating this.

Sara {Sara's Closet} said...

Awesome! great idea =)

Grace One Hundred said...

This. Is. Brilliant.

Breanna Veth said...

This looks great! What an awesome idea.

Cassie said...

We would love it if you added Paper Issues to your linky party list-y!!! http://www.paperissues.blogspot.com/ You rock!! =)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Wow! This is a super cool project. Making it magnetic was a genius idea!

Rleen said...

WOW! This is fabulous! I love the idea.
I saw your entry at Poly want a crafter.
Hugs, Rleen

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

What a darling sweet vignette. I love it. Your pennant is precious too. winks- jen

Erin said...

Genious!!!! Plus it's absolutely gorgeous! I love the patterns and colors you used. The entire vignette is just drool worthy. :)

Jessica said...

Brilliant! Such a great idea!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

Clever and awesome! Way to go Krystal...I LOVE this idea!!! :)

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

shut up! that's SO smart. You impress me Mrs. Winn!

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

WOW!! Super creative! I may need to try making one....so fun!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Lil' Luna said...

Love. Love. Love. I'm totally gonna COPY this genuis-ness! You rock!

Jill said...

AWESOME! Wil be copying general idea :)

~♥~ Sara ~♥~ said...

This is so great, i'm going straight out today to buy some..I have loads of ideas running through my head....thanks for the great idea!!!

Cassie said...

Thank you SO much for linking to Paper Issues! This is fantastic!! We featured you today! http://paperissues.blogspot.com/2011/04/magnetic-banner.html

The Hoffman's said...

where do you get the magnetic primer? at your regular home store?

Thank you for the inspiration :-)

miscellaneousme said...

What a great idea!

Cara

http://miscellaneousme.wordpress.com

Kathy@DandelionsandDustBunnies said...

Great idea. Love that you found a chipboard pennant. Gonna have to look for one of those. So fun to interchange the words. Fun project.

Heather said...

How VERY cute!

smilesmoore said...

Adorable!!

Lindsay @ Diary of a Crafty Lady said...

Brilliant! I love it! This is such a great way to minimize the amount of decorations you have to store, because you can use it for multiple holidays/seasons.
It is really so cute - great job!
Found you at Someday Crafts.
Lindsay
craftyladylindsay.blogspot.com

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

That's a great idea! Now you don't have to make 20 banners! I will highlight this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.

Allie said...

Love everything about this project! I love your papers... What are they? Were they in a pack together or seperate...

Jenn said...

Simply Brilliant! Love it! Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful day!
Jenn
{redberrybarn}

Rene' said...

FANTASTIC!!! What a great idea! Love your whole spring display too!

bkrlclayton said...

Love it, it turned out cute!! Hey, BTW I am blogging. cool huh? got my own log in, everything. Guess I'll try a page some day when I get a free second...

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

I LOVE this idea! I love your mantle/shelf it is amazing!

Would love for you to join my linky party! http://www.inspiringcreationsblog.com/2011/04/friday-favorites-linky-party_21.html

Jessa Smith said...

What a cool idea to make it magnetic! So much easier to switch things out! I love it

~Jessa
www.jessajill.blogspot.com

Brandy J. said...

I just found your blog and am your newest follower! Thanks for creating such a fab blog full of inspiration. I LOVE your banner and display -- too cute!

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

So smart! I just made a banner for my daughter today and was thinking I will regret gluing the letters on! Smarty pants! Love your blog.

thelifeofthepartyco said...

Love, love, love this idea! How cool is that now you can use that banner for almost any season/celebration your little heart desires! I am so jealous!

Caleen said...

This is such a darling mantel and the banner is so cute. I love it. Everything is so festive and fun. Thank you for the ideas and inspiration. Happy Easter to you!

Katie said...

What a great idea! I love that its totaly reusable and not geared to one specific season/holiday. Maybe you could have the back of the pennants be in fall/winter colors so you'd be able to use it year round.

Katie
www.sweetrosestudio.blogspot.com

Holiday Snob said...

You are a brilliant genius. Amazing! I will most likely try this tutorial as soon as humanly possible!

Misty ~ Not an Empty Room ~ said...

ooh, i love this. adding to my pinterest.
i have a magnetic primer gallery wall project that I did...it took 6 coats too!

http://notanemptyroom.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-make-magnetic-photo-wall.html

lauren@warmandfuzzy said...

WOW! What a SMART idea! I love this. stopping over from TT&J to say Hi!

lauren
www.warmfuzzypurpleandgold.blogspot.com

Chelsea @ {twotwentyone} said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

Katie @ OhhBaby said...

What a good idea to make it magnetic!!! I have done one with paper but this is so much more versatile!

elizabeth said...

The magnetic idea is brilliant! Well done.....and very cute.

Stacey said...

Now that is a clever and original idea - I loe that you can change it so easily1 Nice job!
Stacey of Embracing Change

April said...

Wow! This is such an awesome idea! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

Gretchen said...

oh wow!! this is just the best idea ever!!

Shelley said...

Ahhh!!! This is brilliant :D What an amazing idea!

Sarah @ The Bird's Papaya said...

two things, what craft store did you find the pennant chipboards at? secondly, is that your new Silly Mama Quilts table runner in the background of one of your pics? do you love it?!

kiki comin said...

such a great idea! love it.

kiki
www.kikicreates.blogspot.com

Avenueswithoutlimit said...

Luv luv the mantle, the colours the bird house.
don't forget to add it to our linking party this week
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/04/happy-easter-2011-and-linking-party.html
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Alison@Oopsey Daisy said...

I LOVE this banner--so smart! I just featured it today on my Wednesday's Wowzers. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2011/04/wednesdays-wowzers-hurry-up-summer.html

Thanks for the inspiration!
~Alison

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what a great idea! it looks wonderful!

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said...

I love this idea and am totally featuring it over on my blog today! It is so cute!

Holly @ Roller Coaster Life said...

Oh my goodness!! I love this!!! I have to try it =)

Thanks!

Kim @ KimsKandyKreations said...

What an amazing idea. I am off to go shopping today to try and make one of these for my mantel. I LOVE IT!

I wanted you to know that you were featured in our Shout Out Sunday yesterday! Thanks for sharing such a great idea.

http://kimskandykreations.blogspot.com/2011/05/shout-out-sunday.html

Valerie said...

Love your idea! We shared it on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HappyToCreate/posts/150317571703593

Alexis @ persia lou said...

This is so clever! Love it!

Waseem said...

I like this clever and original idea...Great finding.

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