Wednesday, January 25, 2012

D.I.Y. Crafts: Fridge Magnets & Table Runner

D.I.Y.project to do with old pins or buttons you just can't part with.

DIY: Flower Magnets

Instead of letting vintage brooches gather dust in your jewelry box, turn them into refrigerator magnets: Use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the pin hardware from the back of each brooch (most fittings will come off easily); then affix a superstrong magnet with a small bead of glue — we used Gorilla Super Glue. Let dry overnight. This small touch gives your fridge a nice mini face-lift.

Grandmothers hankies never looked so pretty as a table runner.

DIY: Table Runner

Craft a runner using old handkerchiefs to dress up a plain table.

To make a table runner, measure the length of your table (plus overhang) to determine how many hankies you'll need (we used ten 12-inch squares for an 82-inch-long table). To connect the first two, flip them pattern side down, overlapping the edges by about ⅜ inch; pin, then stitch together. Continue attaching handkerchiefs in this manner until the runner is complete.

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