Shaker Inspired Tart Tin Magnet + Free Printables

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.

Shaker Inspired Tart Tin Magnet adirondackgirlatheart.comThis 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.

craft supplies for tart tin magnetsSome of the things you’ll need to complete the project include: a glue gun, tart tins, and magnets. Add to that a hammer to flatten your tart tins.

sand paper and duco cementYou’ll also need some sand paper and strong glue like Duco cement or E6000.

flattened tart tinI 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.

Vintage Music Paper and Heart QuoteNext, 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.)

vintage music paper rosetteNow 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.

Vintage Music Paper and Heart QuoteThen cut out your heart quote and use a dab of hot glue to glue it to the center of your rosette.

sanding back of tart tinFinal 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.

shaker style tart tin magnets on vintage graterThere 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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    1. I agree, Cathy–switch out the paper used for the rosette and/or the quote of your choice and it would have distinctive charm 🙂

  1. Your creativity never ends! Love the hint about roughing up the metal so the glue holds better. I hope you don’t have to make upteen million of the same thing; I think you’ll probably come up with lots of variations. Maroon hearts for Valentine’s Day/Christmas wouldn’t take away from the Shaker feel and be lovely against the ecru! Can’t wait to see more of your projects for them; they must have some more common sayings that would work, too!

    1. You’re too sweet, Kathy. That’s quite a compliment coming from you, whose brain is stuffed FULL of creative ideas 🙂 This gift shop is quite small and off the beaten path, so I’m not expecting high volume sales. I’m liking the idea of switching things up in the future, though 🙂

  2. Those are so creative and cute. Diana, I clicked on “tart tins” above and it took me to your post about your affiliation with Amazon but there were no examples of products (like tart tins!). Just blank areas. Do you have an idea what the problem could be? Anyone else have the same trouble? Maybe it’s my ancient computer.

    1. Glad you liked the project Naomi 🙂

      As far as the Amazon products not showing up goes, I’m wondering if you could try the link one more time and see if it’s working for you because the page is full of items and it works for me.

      You might also want to clear your browser history & cache. That seems to make things that aren’t working work a lot of times. It could also be your browser. I’ve always had a lot of trouble with Internet Explorer, so I stay away from it (I use Chrome). Those are the only thoughts I have. No one else has mentioned any trouble, but I’d like to resolve it for you, if I can 🙂

  3. Great craft idea—and definitely perfect for a shop. Hope they don’t sell too well. I remember when my local Hallmark store sold my Swedish love knot magnets—at such an astonishing rate, I could barely keep up with my main crafting, pottery.

    1. I’m pretty sure they won’t sell at the same speed your project did; it’s a super small shop, off the beaten path. But only time will tell, right?

  4. These are adorable. Great idea as sometimes people want to buy ‘a little something’ to remember their day and these are perfect. I use a tortilla press to flatten my tart tins. It’s a metal one I got at a yard sale. Works great. Being in California they aren’t hard to find! Good luck at the show.

    1. That was my thinking exactly, Cindie, that many people would be interested in something small. I think I’m also going to work on some bookmarks as well. I don’t have a tortilla press, so I can’t quite imagine how that would flatten one of my tart tins. Perhaps mine are heavier than those you’ve flattened? I’d like to hear more about your experience…

  5. Great idea! I was given a bag of these tin can molds and have no clue what to do with them. These would make great little hostess gifts. Visiting from Talk of the Town.

    1. I like your hostess gift idea! Thanks for dropping by–I’ll pop over and visit you when I get the chance 🙂

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