Really though I am not crafty at all.
Glitter, sparkles, etc. No thanks.
I attribute my lack of craftiness to my short attention span, practicality, and neat freakiness. Is that a word?
I highly and deeply admire all those who are creative and crafty though. It's just hard for me to make something simply for the sake of making it. I don't like having lots of "stuff" around.
If there is a simple, low-maintenance, quick, practical, and non-messy craft, bring it on!
Which is why I love making magnets.
Grab a roll of flexible magnet strip with an adhesive back from your local craft store, and you can turn almost anything into a functional and practical magnet.
We have these little beads that have words on them, which are actually intended to be made into a neclace or bracelet. We made them into magnets.
|Cut to appropriate size|
|Peel off back to expose adhesive|
You can also just put the magnet strip directly on the back of a photo to avoid cluttering up and distracting from the photo.
You can also turn stickers into magnets! Put the sticker onto a lightweight type of cardboard, like the kind you find on the front or back of a notebook, or even a lightweight posterboard, and glue together.
Cut around the sticker and then add the magnet strip.
|Back of sticker, stuck onto lightweight notebook cardboard|
Our next magnet making endeavor involves bottle caps and craft-store googly eyes
What's your favorite practical craft?