Sunday, January 4, 2009

New Year's Resolutions: Get organized with new thumb tacks!

So you've got an adorable bulletin board all clean and waiting for information, but how to attach it? Do you remember marble magnets? Adapt those by substituting a tack for the marble and you're done (and the tacks are cheaper than the magnets, so it goes from an affordable craft to a mega-super cheap craft!) Get some marbles from Wal-Mart or the dollar store (white is the best choice as you can always see through these), some silicone glue (I use marine silicone glue from Home Hardware), a toothpick to put the glue on, some pictures, and tacks.

You can use just about anything for your marble magnet pictures -- draw your own (using Sharpies or other water proof pens), wingdings (I love these fonts!), envelopes, magazine pictures -- really, the list of ideas is endless.

If you've forgotten how to make marble magnets/tacks, here are a few tutorials:
Not Martha (great site, check it out!)

Or why not try something different? Fabric covered thumbtacks are adorable and easy to make! Use up those bits of fabric you've been holding onto for ages by making these great tacks!

What's going on tomorrow? How much more organizing can we do? Oh we can do more, don't worry!

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