Hi there! If you’re an email subscriber, then you already know my exciting news (since I shared it in a newsletter a few weeks ago). You all know I do a big Christmas craft fair every year at the nearby Shaker Heritage Society. Well, Tara, the lovely gal who runs the gift shop there, asked me to create some projects for the shop. Such an honor, right?
Apparently, she had found some of my Shaker-inspired projects, like my “Hands to Work, Hearts to God” sign and and an altered art project I did with the same quote. She also saw my craft fair booth this past November/December and thought my style would compliment the shop well.
So today I thought I’d share with you one of the projects I “developed,” a simple Shaker inspired tart tin magnet that also contains the well-known “Hands to Work, Hearts to God” quote. I’ve also got two printables for you that you won’t want to miss. Look for them in the post.
This tart tin is the same one I used for my Valentine bird cage project last month. However, I was inspired to go a little crazy and relieve some pent up stress by hammering the heck out of a bunch of them for this post.
I laid the tins upside down on the concrete floor in my workroom and pretty much just pounded away. There really is no right or wrong way to do this, so don’t get too particular about it. Stay away from the edges because you don’t really want to flatten them.
Next, print out the music paper and Shaker heart quote free printable that I made for you. (Or use your own vintage music paper and create the quotable of your choice.)
Now you want to make a rosette out of a 2″ x 7″ piece of the music paper. Get specific instructions on how to make rosettes from an DIY Christmas ornament post that I wrote a couple of years ago.
Then cut out your heart quote and use a dab of hot glue to glue it to the center of your rosette.
Final Step: Turn over your tart tin and sand the center to roughen it improve the adherence of the magnet. Put a dab of Duco cement or E6000 over the rough area and press the magnet into the glue. Add a weight and let it dry over night.
There you have it, some vintage style magnets with a little Shaker flair. The Shaker shop is holding a grand reopening celebration on March 22nd, so I’m busy, busy, busy DIY-ing my heart out. I’ll be sharing some of my other creations with you in the near future.
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