Artwork from a Dollar Store Placemat

I have this little area in my office that needs some artwork. It is near the coffee pots, so you know it is one of the most important areas in the office Smile 

Artwork from a Dollar Store Placemat

Anyway I was at the dollar store and saw these really cute placemats and thought they were perfect. With some dollar store frames I was able to get 6 pictures for $7! What a deal!

Here is how I did it:

Materials:

~ Placemat (I got mine from the dollar store)

Artwork from a Dollar Store Placemat

~ frames ( I got mine from the dollar store)

~ pencil

~ Scissors

Instructions:

~ I used the glass from the frame as a template for the correct size, and I just drew around the glass

Artwork from a Dollar Store Placemat

 

~ Then I cut the placemat along the pencil lines.

Artwork from a Dollar Store Placemat

 

~ Place it in the frame and you are done! Some patterns might be too close together so you might want 2 placemats so you have a little more freedom as to where to cut out the desired design.

Artwork from a Dollar Store Placemat

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And that is it! A very easy project that didn’t cost too much and it will be a perfect addition to the office!

Artwork from a Dollar Store Placemat

DIY Magnet Chip Board Letters

Hello everyone!

I have these left over chip board glitter letters. I love the color and and glitteryness but I only have a few letters left, so I though they would be perfect for this magnet project. But with so few options I had to figure out what to spell and “Be Kind” just stood out.

DIY Magnet Chip Board Letters

Be Kind is a motto that I try and live by. I don’t know what people are going through so I always try to be kind, no matter what the situation. So this is a nice reminder that I put in my office at work. I think being kind to each other is one of the most important things we can do.

So here is how I made these chip board magnet letters.

Materials:

~ Letters

~ magnetic sheets

~ glue (I used Loctite)

~ scissors and Exacto knife

 

Instructions:

~ The letter have an adhesive back so I pealed off the paper backing and I pealed off the paper protecting the magnetic sheet

DIY Magnet Chip Board Letters

DIY Magnet Chip Board Letters

~ Glue on the letter to the magnet. This is probably not necessary, but I like to be sure it won’t come off so I thought a little glue was a good idea.

DIY Magnet Chip Board Letters

DIY Magnet Chip Board Letters

~ Cut around the letter. I used scissors and an Exacto knife to get around all the edges.

DIY Magnet Chip Board Letters

And you are done. I think they turned out super cute. What letters do you need to use up and what do they spell?

Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

Hello Everyone!

I hope you all are having a great week so far. Our weekend snow storm ended on Sun and now the sun is out and the weather is beautiful. I love spring in Colorado!

Anyway, I was at the Dollar Store the other day (of course I was at the Dollar Store… I seem to be there a lot, haha) and while I was there I saw these really cute Disney action figures. Once I saw them I knew they would be perfect as magnets and tacks for my office.

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

This is a pretty easy DIY so here you go.

Materials:

~Action Figures

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar StoreDIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

~ magnets or tacks

~ glue (I used Loctite)

~ Sandpaper

~ Masking tape

Instructions:

~ Find where you want to place the tack or magnet, some of the action figures are easier to figure out than others. I had a little bit of a hard time with Donald because of the way his back is arched, but eventually I did find a good spot to glue his tack on.

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

~ I rough up the spot where I wanted to glue down the magnet or tack, this will help adhere the glue. I also roughed up the tack.

~ glue the magnet or tack in place. I put masking tape over the magnet or tack to help hold it in place while the glue was drying.

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar StoreDIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

~ FYI Dory had to be trimmed in the back so she could lay flat. Some of your action figures may need to be trimmed as well.

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store

And that is it, I can’t wait to go back to the dollar store and see what other action figures they have and see what I can do with them!

DIY Disney Action Figures from the Dollar Store