Staying in Europe for four years gave us plenty of time to go on weekend road trips and travel around during the summer and winter holidays. It would not be an exaggeration to say that till date, we have set foot in over 30 cities. While most of our friends were happy to be shopping for branded bags, shoes or watches in London or Paris, the one common thing about the hubby and I is that both of us don't really like to shop. We prefer sightseeing, taking pictures, walking around aimlessly and simply relishing the joy of being in a foreign land. There is only one thing that we always try to purchase when we visit a new place - a souvenir magnet.
Last week, we finally decided to shift all our magnets from the fridge to the bomb shelter (a.k.a storeroom) door and repair those that had broken or had missing parts. One by one, piece by piece, they allowed me to reminisce some of the fond memories and once again breathe in the beauty of the places we visited. Wanna see how they look now? Voila!
Now, the girls were helping us with arranging the magnets and it suddenly struck me that everything there seemed to be bought from stores. Wouldn't it be nice if we could stick on something handmade with love too? So, we decided to have a simple craft session to come up with our very own DIY magnets.
1) Shrinky dink plastic sheets bought from Eatplaylove (read our previous craft here)
2) Hot glue
3) Magnets (bought from Daiso at 25 for $2)
4) Permanent ink markers and paint markers
Do you like to collect magnets too?
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