It's science. That's one of my favorite phrases. When the hubby and I are trying to disprove each other that's our go-to phrase - It's science. You can't argue science.
I don't know how that's related to my project, but I guess magnets make me think of science!
Anywho! If you've been around for a little bit you've seen my magnetic chalkboard calender. I didn't like the way my numbers looked and I got tired of rewriting them every month (I'm lazy like that).
So when I saw Becky's calender magnet project I was sold. I had to do this! It was easy and perfect!
Off I went to Michael's to gather my supplies! I found a baggie full of assorted size wood circles. Originally I was going to do 1" circles, but the 3/4" circle cutter thing was a lot cheaper, so I used the 3/4" wood circles. One bag had enough circles for that size - had I used the 1" circles I would have needed two bags.
I used a hot pink acrylic paint color to paint the discs - I used one of my craft paint brushes too so I could just throw it away when I was done.
Here is the little circle paper cutter thing.
While my wood circles were drying I printed out my numbers. I used French Script in size 52 font. I just created a word document with the numbers 1-31 and spaced them out real well. Then I printed them onto my cardstock. I used the circle paper cutter thing to cut out all my numbers.
Here they are in order:
Now Michael's had a pack of heavy duty circular magnets for $6 - but for $1 I bought this magnet roll and just cut it up. These magnets aren't as heavy duty, so I would not recommend them if you need a strong magnet - but for my lightweight wood numbers it was just fine.
I cut the magnet strips into pieces then pulled all the paper off. I used my hot glue gun to glue them onto the wood chips (that still don't have the numbers glued on).
I purposefully glued the magnets on first so I would have something to grasp while glueing on the numbers.
I used a blob of modpodge to glue on the cardstock circles with the numbers.
Again, I used one of my craft brushes and just spread out the modpodge onto the wood, placed on the cardstock circle, then put another layer on top of the circle.
I put them on my chalkboard while they were drying. The only step that Becky did that I did not do was apply the Modpodge dimensional magic glue on top of my numbers. Honestly it's just because I couldn't remember what I needed while I was at Michaels. I'll probably go back later and do this step. It really finishes them off nicely.
Here they are on my chalkboard! Much better looking, and so much easier to change each month!
I also updated to May finally (half-way through the month) and made some magnetic rosettes. They are crazy difficult to photograph! One day I'll buy a pimptastic camera!
See this?! Only 92 (91 now) days until I start clinical rotations! That means no more class! This makes Katie VERY happy! =)
Before I liked my calender - now I LOVE it! =)
Wood discs - $2.50
Paint - $1.25
Cardstock - $0.59
Magnet - $1.00
Everything else I had on hand!
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