Wood Slice Vintage Christmas Magnet Cards
This DIY Christmas magnets are SO easy to make and a perfect gift idea! Use your own cards or free printable.
Hello all together! It’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty life, today I'm share again, a fun and ridiculously easy holiday DIY with you! Christmas is my favorite holiday and my favorite time of the year! I can’t get enough!
One of my favorite to collect things, vintage Christmas cards. I use them all the time for holiday crafts, by either the cards themselves or scan the prints.
I have been wanting to make some Christmas magnets for the refrigerator, so when I saw these little wooden discs at Michael's, I knew they would be perfect for the job!
DIY Christmas magnets
Here’s What you Need:
Christmas card printed or your own Christmas cards
a Small wood-pieces
Mod-hodgepodge (Matt or gloss)
Mod hodgepodge of Glitter
pencil and scissors
adhesive ( I would work a quick tomb-ceramic-adhesive E-6000)
Printable (click on the image to get to it):
The first thing you have to do is print the pressure, I have included, or collect your own holiday pictures. The squares in my printable to 2.5″, which is suitable for most wood disks. They come in different sizes.
If you want to measure a certain size to fit the wooden discs that you have, then you have the wood, and adjust the size of the print accordingly. Please note, that I used to print cardstock, regular printer paper is a little thin and wrinkles easily.
Now the wood slices was on the upper side of the printed squares on your printable and will get you where you want to. Then trace around the wood slices on the paper with the pencil.
Remove the wooden discs and cut shapes, then your round. Cut inside the pencil line by about 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch, so that you can see only a little of the wood on the front.
you are Now ready for decoupage. Paint a thin layer of regular Mod-hodgepodge (matt or gloss) on the back of the paper circle. Then the paper face on the front of the wood-cut, and you can even get the paper from air bubbles or excess fluid.
use a brayer, if you like for extra smoothness. If you don’t, don’t sweat it, your fingers work just as well.
To seal the pictures and add a little holiday Shine to your Christmas cards, magnets, paint a layer or two of Sparkle Mod smorgasbord on the top of each of your decoupaged wood slice. Set it aside and allow it to dry thoroughly.
Once your wood slices are nice and dry, you are ready to finish them by the magnets. Place a small DAB of strong glue on the back of a magnet. Then you place the magnet, glue side down, on the center-back of the wooden disc.
Do the same with your other magnets. Allow the glue to dry and cure according to the package directions before using the magnets.
I love my little Christmas magnets! They look awesome on my fridge, and add a little extra cheer to my kitchen. What I love so much about this DIY is that it is so damn easy, and are quick with the lash!
This would be to do a large project, with your children or to your craft club, while on Christmas this year. You canI hope you add this to your holiday crafty bucket list for this year! I think you will love them too!
If you all would like to see more of my work you can find me on my blog, My so-Called Crafty life here.
For more Christmas crafts inspiration, visit the following projects:
handmade magnets in a Mason Jar