Monday, January 23, 2012

Kids Craft Week - magnetic jewelry frame and a giveaway!

Welcome to our Kids Crafts Week!  We have so much fun lined up for you including guests, tutorials, product reviews, and our very first linky party!

My daughter has been spending a lot of time playing with my iPhone lately.  She spends hours changing earrings, necklaces, and headbands with a jewelry application on my phone.  Seeing how much she enjoys playing I was inspired to make a magnetic frame with a picture of my daughter and interchangeable jewels.
I started by taking a picture that would work as the base for the frame.
Then I gathered my supplies -  5" x 7" sheet of galvanized metal (found in the roofing aisle of your hardware store for less than $1), adhesive magnet roll, a "bucket of bling", 5" x 7" frame, and the cropped picture of your cute kid.
Remove the glass from your frame and insert the picture.  Then insert the metal directly behind the picture.

Measure and cut four strips of magnet to fit on the outer edges of your frame.
Make sure your partner is picking out pretty gems while you are working on the frame!
Remove the backing and apply the magnetic strips to each side of the frame.
The frame portion of the project is done.  Next you need to make the interchangeable jewelry pieces.  My daughter picked a great assortment of sparkly gems!
Cut pieces of magnet from the roll and stick them onto each piece of bling.
Now you're ready to have some fun!

My favorite part of this frame is the magnetic sides that hold all your jewels. 
The bling came from a great line of kids crafts products available at Wal-Mart.  The product line has an awesome website full of fun ideas and tutorials.  The site has some great video tutorials too, definitely a place you should bookmark!

Kids Crafts is sponsoring our week and has offered to give one of our readers the Just My Style 10,000 Beads Kit.  I know I have quite a few ideas where this kit would come in handy!
Just My Style™                             10,000 Beads

There are a few different ways to enter.

Leave a separate comment for each entry.

Entry #1 (mandatory) - Tell us what you would do with the 10,000 beads kit if you won.

Entry #2 - Like Craft Project Ideas on Facebook.

Entry #3 - Follow Craft Project Ideas on Twitter.

Entry #4 - Like us on Facebook (new and current fans).

Entry #5 - Follow us (new and current followers).

Bonus Entries - Blog, tweet, or share the giveaway.  Come back and leave a comment to let us know you did.  Leave one comment for every place you shared this giveaway.  Example - three bonus entries if you share this link on Twitter, Facebook, and your blog!

Please be sure to leave your email address if it is not linked to your blog (we need to be able to contact you if you win).  

This giveaway is open to US residents only.  Winner will be picked Saturday, January 28 at midnight MST by the random number generator.

Come back tomorrow for more Kids Craft Week fun!

This giveaway is now closed.  Go here to see who won!


Carla said...

What a fun and cute idea! I'm passing this on to my friends who is always looking for fun things to do with the grand kids.
Thanks for sharing

melissamo1 said...

Oh, fun! I would definitely make lots of jewelry with the kiddos! August is so far away! This is a really long contest!

Jeanine The Crafting Fiend said...

1. I would do crafts with my daughter - she loves bracelets!

Jeanine The Crafting Fiend said...

I follow this blog

Esther said...

That is such fun!! Thank you for sharing!!!

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

Such a fun idea. I follow your blog.

Vicky @ Mess For Less said...

That looks like such fun! I know my little princesses would love it! I am a new pinterest follower visiting from ABC and 123 Learning. Vicky from Mess For Less

Lindy said...

What a wonderful idea!!! I found you from A Glimpse Inside.

Jenifer Harrod said...

This is so cute!
Please come share this at:

Marel and Tom Stock! said...

Oh my girls would DIE for that bead pack. They get out their beads every day and play for hours. Even my 15 month old (luckily doesn't eat them anymore).

Marel and Tom Stock! said...

I like you on Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Thank so much for linking to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays. You were featured today.

Unknown said...

Love this idea!I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

Jennaayars said...

Too cute!! Don't forget I use to work at little tykes!!