An Aha Moment!

April 19th, 2010 in member junk     
RustyDiva RustyDiva, member
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I work in Juvenile Probation so this picture was perfect for my office.  It was clipped from a former wall calendar.
Here are the calendars before I trimmed them down.  I saved the bottom of one so I would have the phone number handy (for those emergency bad hair days)and trimmed off the year at the top. (saved those for later)  That left the middle for my pics.
This is a favorite picture of my son and his first baseball trophy.  Proud sister is glued to his side cheese-n-it for the camera.  They are teenagers now and cant seem to share the same air so this picture gives me hope they will someday like each other again! :)
I work in Juvenile Probation so this picture was perfect for my office.  It was clipped from a former wall calendar.

I work in Juvenile Probation so this picture was perfect for my office.  It was clipped from a former wall calendar.

I was cleaning out my desk at work and came across several magnetic calendars that my hair salon passes out every year.  As I was tossing them in the trash I thought what a waste of a magnet.  Here came the aha moment.  I hate the plastic frames for pictures with magnets on the back.  I also hate when they slip from under a magnet or the magnet covers the entire picture.  I'm sure this is not an original idea but it is a reminder to look at what we have available instead of running out and spending money on something new.  I broke out my mod podge (I'm sure regular glue would do just fine but I have a love affair going with mod podge) and chose a couple of pictures I would love to look at everyday.  I called my hairdresser  and was told they already disposed of leftover 2009 magnets (ouch) but am promised I can have any leftover 2010's.  Hey I could probably open a booth! ha  You business folks out there call your hairdresser and get on the band wagon.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Rustydiva
posted in: member junk, family room, picture holder, kitchen, frame, entry, study, great room, office, game room

Comments (8)

OliviagraceBoutique writes: Thanks for looking at my post..You should do your own jeans..I have tons I do for me..and my girls..but mostly for the shop ..Fun and you get LOTS of compliments on them..
Posted: 12:48 pm on July 29th
harvestyourblessings writes: What an awesome idea! I have probably thrown out dozens of those magnets that are glued to the front of our phone book. They are fairly nice sized ones.... hmmm... can't wait for the new phone books now. :) I especially like your idea of using old calendars. Sometimes they have the prettiest pictures on them.
Blessings! Posted: 9:23 pm on May 20th
ninnarae writes: What cute kids! I love this idea- I never thought of using these old magnets! Lots of possibilities! Posted: 5:51 pm on April 23rd
RustyDiva writes: Thanks Janis! I thought they were cuties - used to chatter and smile all the time.

Laurel - good guess on ages! And yes they do grow up way too fast. Enjoy each moment. My oldest will be driving soon - yikes!!

Posted: 9:51 am on April 20th
chippingcharm writes: Fun idea Kenda...the picture of your kids makes me smile...looks familiar, my kids are probably about that age now (6 and 2 1/2). Will they really be teenagers someday?!?
Take care, Laurel Posted: 8:14 am on April 20th
fellowjunker writes: Hi Kenda,
A great recycling project!!! And your kiddies are ABSOLUTLEY ADORABLE!!!!!
xojanis Posted: 10:54 pm on April 19th
RustyDiva writes: WOW ewnurse - sounds like yours were "professionally" done. Way to reuse!! I knew the idea wasn't original but I could kick myself for not thinking of it sooner. I've wasted so many of those things. Junkers remorse! Posted: 4:38 pm on April 19th
ewnurse writes: I reuse school calendars that are magnetic, too! I took pics of my family individually and then worked in up on the computer using photo software. I then resized it to fit the magnet. Ran it through my Xyron machine to add adhesive to the back and stuck it on the magnet. I displayed it at work on my metal cabinet until it got several years old. Now it's on the fridge at home. Time to update. Posted: 4:06 pm on April 19th
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