“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”
~Franklin D. Roosevelt~
Fridge Magnets are a simple, easy and creative means, to add some character to your Plain old fridge doors, and can be a talking point when guests are over. With it being the Mid-Year School Holidays here in South Africa, this is also a great way to keep your young kids occupied and would make for a super school ‘show-and-tell’ project. Better yet, why not get their young minds thinking further, and maybe make more of these, so they can sell them at their next school market day.
After all the rush of Ramadaan and then Eid-ul-Fitr, I’m sure many like myself, are now relishing the days at a slower pace. Perfect time to do a little bit of DIY, a bit of creative therapy. There is just something about fridge magnets that catch my attention time and again. So much so, that every-time I travel to a new destination, I simply have to pick out a quirky little magnet that will remind me of the places I’ve been too. Long gone are the days of Cute Fruity Fridge Magnets, who remembers those???
So sometime last year, while I had returned for a short bit back to South Africa from Bahrain, I remember collecting a few cute little ‘Mini Groceries’ Collectibles, that had been running with a major chainstore, CHECKERS. I kept those away, knowing what I would do with them. NOW, once again, back in South Africa, and Checkers has once again began running the next phase of their ‘Little Shop Mini Collectibles’ promotion. And with every R150 spent, you receive these cute miniature versions of a variety of groceries. There is a booklet that one can purchase to store in their mini’s and makes for a great little collectible for kids, and adults alike.
Now I haven’t been much into collecting these mini items, but every now and then when I do shop at My Local Checkers, I am left with a couple of these. The downside is, if you NOT into collecting these, they can build up and most times, with many duplicates, as you never know which item is in the sealed packets received. After collecting a fair amount of these mini’s, I finally sat down to do what I inteneded to initially, when I saw the 1st lot I collected. I am Converting them into Fridge Magnets, that can adorn my fridges.
All you would need are a pair of scissors, self-adesive Magnetic Tape, and off course, the cute little “Mini shop” groceries collectibles. I chose to use magnetic tape as there is less hassle with trying to cut out specific sizes for each item and no need for added glue. However, if some items are heavier, you may need to look into getting a stronger magnet or add some all-purpose glue to help the magnetic strip to stay attached.
* Ensure the item of choice is Clean.
* Cut out a piece of Magnetic Tape, size according to the size of your mini item.
* Now carefully Place the magnetic tape, on the back end of the mini, ensure to press the tape down firmly to ensure it sticks well.
* and that is it…You now have a set of new fridge magnets to be the center of attention on your fridge door.
* the same method can be used for any other dainty nik-naks that you may have laying around the home.
HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS POST, AND I LOOK FORWARD to hearing from you in comments.
Have you been an avid collector of these mini collectibles? Share with me, what you have done with extras that you had laying about.