Wednesday, January 23, 2013

DIY | Hot Wheels Magnets

Today, I made Hot Wheels magneeeeets!!! I think this is cool for kids...or anyone that like cars. It's super easy to do. I don't even think I'm going to write out instructions like I normally do lol. 


I took pictures of my materials all nice and laid out and then I accidentally deleted it from my phone :(. But I pretty much only used three things...
  • Hot Wheels
  • E-6000 glue
  • 3/4" ceramic magnet discs
I got the Hotwheels from Target for $.97 each. I think you can get them even cheaper from Walmart. You can get E-6000 glue from any craft store like Michaels or A.C. Moore and I believe Target and Walmart also sell this glue. I got mine from Michaels. You can also use a glue gun or any other strong glue you may have. I used 3/4" magnets, which I purchased from Lowes. They were about $3 for a pack of eight.

Simply glue one magnet to the bottom center of the car, following the instructions of the glue manufacturer for application and suggested drying times. My particular glue recommends you let it sit for at least 24 hours before handling. If you use E-6000, I would also recommend applying it with a Q-tip or a toothpick. It's very goopy and you have more control when you use something to apply it versus squeezing it out.   

And there you have it!! Oh and P.S., I went really crazy with making magnets so there are more magnet DIYs to come lol. 

Stay Inspired.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

DIY | Crafting Tape Frames

HOLA!!! Happy New Year!!! Every time the new year rolls around, I write out all the things I want to accomplish in that year BUT this year I wanted to do something different. I still made my normal list and printed it out like 10 times so I see it everywhere, but I also wanted to make a visual representation of my goals, in addition to the list. I'm also in need of an inspiration board for my art related ventures, so I threw that in too. Here's what I ended up with so far...

I used SMASH crafting tape (I love that brand) for the frames and some stickers for the words. All came from Michaels. Very simple to do. I already put enough holes in the wall, so I thought tape would be a nice change lol...and cheaper...and I think it's cool. I also bought a bunch of colorful to tape to put up pictures, notes...whatever I decide to fill those blank spaces with. This is also a cool and unique idea for displaying pictures and artwork. Give it a go!!


  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Stickers (optional)
  • Crafting tape
  • Scissors


1) Use the level and a pencil to draw out your frame. If you don't have a level, start with a good horizontal line (eyeball it) and then find something with a right angle to help draw out your frame...and you'll need a ruler or some kind of straight edge. You can also trace around something. That's all the sans-level ideas I have lol.

2) Place the crafting tape you want to use as a frame along your pencil drawings. You can also add stickers if you'd like.

3) Fill er up! ...that's pretty much it. 

I'll post some pics once I have stuff inside the frames.

Stay Inspired.