Magnificent Greeting Card Magnet Redo

7 Materials
8 Hours

I often receive beautiful greeting cards never know what to do with them after I read them and hate to throw them away. I received this one and had to do something with it. When I was at the thrift store I picked up a bag of magnets for my refrigerator. There was a nurse one in there and I’m not a nurse but I figured I could redo it to be something I wanted. my greeting card would be perfect.

Greeting card

It was glittery and pretty so I decided to use it and of course my letter of my name. The size was a little bigger than my magnet but I knew I could cut it down.

Bag of magnets

All the magnets had a meaning but the nurse, since I wasn’t a nurse. Perfect for my greeting card

Sizing down

I cut the card down to fit the magnet I knew I would have a little bit of a gap between the letter and flower, I would apply a piece of ribbon to fill it in.

Lightly sand

Since there was a coating on the top of the magnetic I took a sanding block and sanded it down. I wasn’t sure if the modge podge would keep it totally adhered so I did a lot of sanding on the edges as well

Cutting to fit

There was too much dead space in between the letter R and flower so I just cut it down the middle and plan to apply a piece of ribbon over the top to conseal the slice.

Adding mod podge

I applied Modge podge first on magnetic and put my card on top in place. This was the most time consuming as you had to apply take your fingers push it in make it adhere, let dry and apply again. When it dried push it in and make sure It all adhered. I just set it on the counter and visited it all day long and applied it.

Slowly but surely it was adhering

Like I said I just visited it all day took my fingers and rolled the curling corners and applied Modge podge underneath and on top. Once I got it all on there and completely adhered. I took a razor blade and trimmed all the rolled up edges off. I don’t think I’d be lying if I said that this had 25 coats on it. I simply put the sponge brush in the freezer and took it out and did a coat and put it back in. I found a piece of ribbon and covered my cut line. Perfect

Pretty functional magnet

Here it is my nurse magnet went from my pretty letter glittery magnet. I gave it a new life to both my card and my magnet and kept it from the trash. it’s functional just a fun little thing to do. I hope you enjoy how easy this was and how quick you can do it too. Love to hear your feedback.

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