Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Swap It Like It's Hot: Flower & Chalkboard Magnets

It's time again for the Swap It Like It's Hot series where a bazillion bloggers swap thrift store finds and repurpose them into something a bit more functional and beautiful.  Huge thank you to Charlotte at Ciburbanity for organizing this whole series!

Larissa at Prodigal Pieces sent me a few fun finds and I ended up making the flower chalkboard magnets above for our refrigerator.  I sent some interesting items to Heather at Southern State of Mind, wonder how she repurposed them?  Go see!

Today there are 8 DIY bloggers sharing their Swap It items, be sure stop by each one for some amazing ideas!

Larissa at Prodigal Pieces sent me the above thrift store items.  For some reason I was really stumped as to how to transform these pieces so I started pulling apart the orange fabric flower.

Step 1: Spray paint the flower bright pink.

Step 2: Hot glue the little chalkboard onto the flower then attach a magnet to the back.

Wa - lah!  Such an easy transformation, pretty and useful now.

For more Swap It posts from this week:


This isn't my first time particpating in the Swap It series.  If you're curious below are my previous two projects:

You never know what you might make using thrift store items?!


  1. So cute! I love the pop of happy color for the fridge. If only my kids were still bringing home "art" for me to post! :)

  2. so cute, jaime, and i bet the kids LOVE them!

  3. I love making magnets; its been one of my fave crafts since I was a kid! love this post! xo

  4. How cute! And of course these are perfect magnets for spring and summer!

  5. Such a cute idea for spring! Great idea!

  6. SO sweet for each child to have their own little magnet. Your swap ideas are always out of this world creative!

  7. That was a great idea Jaime!!! I think i need to make some of those.

  8. These are so cute!! I know your kids love having their own magnets! XO

  9. I love the magnets - so colorful and useful!! Great idea!!

  10. Of course you thought of something perfect and cute. My kids would go nuts for these... and we can NEVER find a magnet when we need one. Always so smart. :)