Keep fridges or memo boards organized with these DIY washi tape magnets. They’re a cinch to make and only require three materials: washi tape, scissors, and magnets. Check out Twirling Betty for more instructions and tips! Continue Reading
As wonderfully functional as scotch tape is, it just doesn’t do it for me in the aesthetic department. It didn’t do much for Landee either, so she came up with her own solution to displaying calendars and child art. Isn’t sheet metal the most convenient thing ever? Well, I’m sure there are other things more useful than sheet metal, but for organization purposes it gets 5 stars from me. Landee of Landee See Landee Do attached a large piece to the wall and went magnet crazy on everything to get the organized life she wanted. Continue Reading
Here at Curbly, we love a good magnet, especially if we can make a bunch and make ’em ourselves. What could possibly be better than that? Super colorful magnets made from recycled materials that allow for spontaneous creativity and fun in the kitchen! Sold? Read on!
Brooke Fish, the blogger and crafty designer behind Pure and Noble, came up with this clever solution to use up old popsicle sticks and those ubiquitous, local business refrigerator magnets that arrive in every mailer or are attached to every phone book in the world. Continue Reading
Last summer, in the midst of the August showers, a neighboring building lost a beautiful maple tree in a major thunderstorm. It was quickly disassembled by the electric company, presumably so it wouldn’t fall onto the power lines. And there it sat. For weeks.
Then, a month or so later, I heard a loud grind out of my open windows (horray for open window weather!), and spied a big truck with a wood chipper in their yard. Continue Reading
The on-the-wall magnetic knife block is a safe and efficient way to keep your blades sharp and on hand. But metal surfaces can scratch your tools and look a bit industrial, if that doesn’t suit your style.
As an alternative, Lie-Nielsen offers the Mag-Blok an alternative with an all-wood facade. With options in sugar maple and cherry, it’s made to fit your butcher blocks, and many models of cabinetry. And at $35.00 for an 18″ model, the price is plenty reasonable. Continue Reading
Home use and DIY projects, geek crafts, handmade toys…there’s nothing wrong with keeping a few neodymiums in your tool box. The clever team at Evil Mad Scientist have assembled seventeen helpful uses, with original photographs!
Extract batteries from stubborn holders
Find studs in your walls
Make a homopolar motor
Make LED Throwies
Demonstrate magnetohydrodynamic propulsion
Make a simple compass
Experiment with self assembly
Make almost anything (ferromagnetic) into a building set
The always playful Photojojo has teamed up with Kodak for this fun tutorial: handmade magnetic photo bookmarks. Simply take a full body photo, print it and its mirror image, cut them out, glue the top and add magnets to the bottom for a photomagnet sandwich. Then, READ!