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Glue and Adhesive Advice

One of the most regular questions we get asked is “What glue should I use?”  To try to provide all the relevant details, we’ve made a short video giving the answers.    

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Autumn Leaves and fridge magnets

It’s half term in Wiltshire and, once again, we’ve had little helpers in the office.  In an effort to keep them entertained, we came up with a project they could do without any assistance from us – turning autumn leaves into fridge magnets. Our office fridge has worn many different fridge magnets over the years but this is the first … Continue reading

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Postcard Fridge Magnets

If your fridge is anything like mine, it’s probably covered in postcards that have been sent from relatives around the world. Currently decorating my fridge are postcards from Malta, USA, Germany and deepest darkest Wiltshire! Keeping the postcards in place requires magnets, but we’ve had a bit of a brainwave – why not change the postcard into fridge magnets? That … Continue reading

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Magnetic Christmas Decorations

It’s 8am on Christmas Eve and we’ve brought our two little helpers into the unit this morning in preparation for shutting after the post is collected. They’re a little bored so we’ve come up with a plan using some old Christmas decorations and some magnets! We’ve used: Cheap plastic baubles Wired ribbon Self Adhesive flexible magnetic strip Self Adhesive 10x1mm … Continue reading

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Magnetic reward charts for kids

Behaviour reward charts are a fantastic parenting tool but they often need to be reinforced over and over before the child routinely follows your rules.  There are loads of charts available to download and print, but these are all single use and only last for one week.  What if you want to be able to re-use them? This is a … Continue reading

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Magnetic behaviour charts for the fridge

Magnetic pram corsages and charms

We receive a lot of enquiries about which magnets are needed to make pram flowers, pram corsages and pram charms. We thought it about time we put together a blog article about it. We’ve hunted for a tutorial specifically for making pram corsages or flowers but if they’re available, we couldn’t find them. What we did find was hundreds of … Continue reading

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Washi tape magnets – so quick, so easy, so pretty!

While we were making the washi tape peg magnets, we had a bit of a brain wave!  We sell 1/2″, 1″ and 2″ wide self adhesive flexible magnetic strip by the metre and it’s great for holding things on our warehouse racking, but it’s a bit boring and brown to look at … not anymore!  20 minutes of playing around and … Continue reading

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Washi tape flexible magnetic strips

Washi Peg fridge magnets tutorial

We’ve discovered Washi Tape and it’s beautiful! After some discussion, we decided to use it to make pretty peg fridge magnets using some wooden pegs and some neodymium magnets. The first job was to measure the width of the pegs which turned out to be just over 9mm so we used 9x1mm neodymium disk magnets for this project. You will … Continue reading

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6 washi tape peg fridge magnets on a fridge

Hama Bead / Perler Bead fridge magnets tutorial

We’ve showcased a lot of fridge magnet ideas on Pinterest, but now it’s tutorial time! Our youngest assistant (6) has made three hama bead designs while on school holidays.  These have been ironed to weld them together and removed from the peg boards.   We are now ready to start turning them fridge magnets.  We have decided to use some … Continue reading

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Loom Bands and Fridge Magnets

Loom bands seem to be the latest thing and we wondered if they could be made into fridge magnets.  Happily, the answer is yes!  We used a youtube tutorial to make Ladybirds (Ladybugs)  DoodleDrawArt – How to make a Ladybug Charm youtube tutorial. Once they are removed from the loom, the ladybird is flat and the spots are hidden inside. … Continue reading

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A 'Flock' of loom band ladybirds on the fridge