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Repurpose A Jewelry Brooch Into A Cool Refrigerator Magnet

Posted Aug 30 2012 9:10pm

I believe in using things as long as I can before recycling or trashing (my mom’s most used sentence is, “Don’t waste anything!”). And, I also love to repurpose items and use them even longer before they head out the door.

I’m a very visual person so I like displaying things. Sometimes I find cool things like this retro one to repurpose and display to enjoy on an ongoing basis.

This piece of jewelry is clear acrylic with a flower inside. It’s a little scratched and I don’t wear brooches, but I really love it and figured it would make a great refrigerator magnet.

First, I flipped it over and took needle nose plyers and pulled out the pin.

 

 

 

 I then adhered a round magnet to the back. 

 

You can get magnets of all sizes at craft supply stores very inexpensively. Here’s a great buy on lots of them for fun projects with your kids or group too.

 

 

All done! Vwalla!

How lovely to see this retro piece of “art” on my wall (frig!) every day! It makes me very happy.  

 

 

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