I’ve been playing around with my new button maker machine these last weeks. It is quite fun and lets you make pinback buttons, magnets or earrings out of anything you can print out on paper. After I’ve made my wife earrings in all colors, I’ve decided to check out if these are popular enough to be sold. I’m starting with giving away 5 pairs in this earrings giveaway.
The Tecre button making machine works like a charm. On the photo above you se the graphic punch in front and the actual machine with my hand around the handle. It’s easy to use and the result is quite professional. The downside is that this machine only makes button in one size. If I were to make another size I would need new machine to do that.
How to win a pair
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2. Leave a comment below and state what color you would like if you win
5 Lucky winners will be chosen by using the calculator at random.org. on Sunday the 28th of September at 22:00 Norwegian time. The earrings will be sent in the mail. You can win no matter where you live, as long as you have a postal address
I still had a bunch of scrabble tiles left from last project, and found a way to make perfect use of them – connecting the names of our small family in a DIY Scrabble Name Frame. Luckily for us none of us have the Norwegian letters Æ, Ø or Å in our names, thus I could use the same set of tiles not having to steal from grandma’s actual Scrabble game
Supplies: Scrabble tiles to spell out the names, E-6000 adhesive and a frame. I ordered the tiles from eBay while I used is the small version of IKEA’s “Ribba” frame.
1. Start with trying out different ways to combine and connect the names. Hopefully you have names with at least one common letter. If not you will have to add short words like “and” or “love” or whatever you think fit. If you are anything like me you also want to make sure that the art is balanced.
2. Assemble “the art”, by adding glue to each piece and allow it to partially harden for a couple minutes before pressing them together. I started with “Albert”, then “Elise” and finally my name “Erlend”.
3. Frame the names! I used some double sided tape on the back to make sure the letters stay where I want them to stay – in the middle. And of course the tiles are pressed towards the glass from behind.
This I’ve wanted to try for a long time but haven’t really got to the point of ordering tiles and magnets. Now I have and with some glue these letters are perfect for writing messages to each other or learning new words: This is how you make Scrabble Fridge Magnets.
You’ll need the following: Scrabble tiles, small rare earth magnets and E-6000 glue. I bought both the tiles and the magnets here. Fasten the magnets to the tiles with a small drop of glue and use your thumb to press them together. Let the glue dry for at least 24 hours and you are ready to fasten them to the fridge.
I used super strong magnets. That’s not recommended if you want your children to be able to move them around and make words