A year or so ago I had fun making some vintage earring magnets but I’ve given them all away, so it was time for another batch. Simply use pliers to pull the hardware from a clip earring, then superglue a sturdy magnet on the back! Then I had a chance to go to a new-to-me antique store last week, and I found a vintage metal tray to use as a magnetic memo board . . . a perfect match! ♥
P.S. What are the memos, you ask?
- Top Left—A recipe for “Peachy Spread” (to serve on quick breads) from my friend Janice: Mix together 4 ounces of cream cheese, 3 tablespoons of baby food peaches, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. This will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
- Top Right—“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” (Proverbs 3:24)
- Bottom Left—A photo for a project I can’t wait to make . . . the ANNY BAG from my bloggy friend of It’s Sew Anny!
- Bottom Right—Adorable Josh . . . our youngest grandson! ♥
How fun! What a great idea!
Thank you, Zhenya! It’s a really fun way to use some bling! 🙂
How thrilled I am to see the Anny Bag on your vintage memo board! Thank you!! Enjoy!
It keeps being my “next” project . . . but then something with a deadline comes up (now it’s Halloween costumes . . .) but I just know I’m going to love making your bag pattern, Anny! 🙂
Thank you, Elizabeth! 🙂
What a brilliant idea
Thank you, Allison! 🙂
Finally something to do with all of my earring orphans!
And something to look for on your shopping trips, too! 🙂 I was lucky to get tons of clip-ons from my aunts and grandmas . . . they’re SO pretty, and my friends love getting these magnets for little gifts! 🙂
Very pretty !!
Thank you, Izabel! 🙂
that’s a different use for an old tin tray! Brilliant idea!
Thank you, Alison! Those vintage trays are SO pretty, aren’t they? 🙂
Just perfect! Looks great!
Thank you! It was fun hunting for that tray! 🙂
I have a lot of old costume jewelry that would work for that. Just finding such a pretty tray may be a bit harder but I’ll look around. I love it. Cute grandson. Lucky you. Thanks for the inspiration.
I just love those old clip earrings! And hunting for the tray was fun, too. I’ll look forward to see what you find and make! 🙂 P.S. I think Josh is a cutie, too . . . and I AM a lucky grandma! 🙂
so clever and so simple … great idea
Thank you! That vintage bling just makes me smile! 🙂
Great idea – and it would look perfect in my mom’s kitchen with all of her vintage finds. I’ll have to be on the lookout for older earrings now.
Ooohhh . . . I think she’ll love that! And I’ve figured out that it’s lots more fun visiting antique shops when I’m on the lookout for something specific. Enjoy your hunt, Heidi! 🙂
So pretty and unique!
Thank you, Lisa! 🙂
What a great idea. I have to try this!!!
Yay! I can’t wait to see your creative spin on it! 🙂
This is a fabulous idea Katherine …love it!
Thank you, Marie! 🙂
I’ll no longer be passing on the clip-ons I often see at yard sales! They are beautiful.
I just love them . . . they’re so colorful and blingy! Have fun collecting some for your projects! 🙂
This is a really amazing idea! and so pretty too with that vintage look I love!
Thank you, Danielle! Coming from a seasoned upcycler, that’s a real compliment! 🙂
Unique and Impressive, Katherine. It turned out really nice. Blessings, Mtetar
Thank you, Mtetar! 🙂
Katherine, you’re so welcome. Blessings, Mtetar
oh, very cool! 🙂
Thank you, Geraldine! 🙂
This is really something, Katherine. I saw Boomdee today and she mentioned this. I couldn’t wait to log on and see for myself. Nicely done!
Thank you, Alys! And I love it that you and Kelly get together! What fun! 🙂
Thank you! It is fun and deeply satisfying. We talked about meeting you one day two. That would be lovely.
It is a good idea but Josh stole the show. Soooo sweeet! 🙂
I TOTALLY agree with you! He’s such a sweetie!!! 🙂
So pretty! Lucky find!
Thank you, Linda! I’ve really enjoyed using all the clip-on earrings handed down from my aunts and grandmas . . . and it was fun looking for that tray! 🙂
Very pretty, lovely idea! 🙂
Thank you, Melanie! 🙂
Katherine! I love all your ideas. I have a stack of those metal trays, now to find some fun vintage earrings. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Tamara! And what fun that you already have a collection of these fun trays! 🙂 Hugs, Katherine
I wish I had a tenth of your creativity! 🙂
Oh, you do, you do! You’re just disciplined and focused and I’m all over the place! 🙂 You know I love your creations!!! 🙂
Thanks Katherine but you have me beat by a mile…I do admire you… 🙂
Love this idea! Now to find those old trays I had…
Thank you, Ginny! I just love those trays. This one was $6 at the antique store (which suited me perfectly!) but I saw some that were in the $70-80 range! So they must be popular items these days. 🙂
Absolutely creative and awesome! Great work!
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Love this idea – I’m looking for something to use for a magnetic board for my sewing room, and was gonna use one of my old cookie sheets. I like this idea better, though; it fits the decor of this house (which we’ve named Creekside Cottage). And . . . AND . . . I just ‘happen’ to have some of those adorable vintage earrings a friend gave me. Woo hoo! You just keep having great ideas and I’ll just keep using them! 😆
Yay!!! That sounds just perfect for your room! Have fun making it! 🙂 And I LOVE the name of your home . . . it sounds so cozy! 🙂
Yup, it’s pretty cozy…that’s the word realtors use for ‘small,’ I discovered. 😆 But we’re OK with that; we actually like it this small, easier to take care of, and forced me to downsize.
so pretty, love this idea very much Katherine 🙂
Thank you, Ingrid! Lots of these earrings were my aunt’s, and I think she’d be smiling right now to see how everyone is enjoying them in a new way! 🙂
How come I keep missing all your cute posts….me not likey!!!!
Cute cute cute cute!
Thank you! Bling, bling, bling! 🙂
I just love those old trays… Beautiful!
It was such a fun find! 🙂
This is very cute! x
Thank you, Amy! 🙂
I can’t wait to make one of these for myself! I’m thinking they would also make such wonderful gifts. Christmas is right around the corner & the metal tray is the perfect thing to look for in thrift stores and at garage sales! 🙂 Thanks for the great idea! I hope I can find one where I can use seashells for the magnets.
What a lovely idea!!! I can’t wait to see your finds and makes! 🙂
This is a fun and adorable idea! I love the idea of using a vintage tray along with the magnets. Pinning!
Also will be sharing it on my FB page this week!
How sweet of you! 🙂
Thank you, Maysem! The magnets were fun to make, and the tray was fun to find! 🙂
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Thanks for the info!