I like to keep a magnetic pad of paper on the fridge for recording grocery items we need to buy. This makes it easy to write down what we need, as we run out of it. Otherwise I am bound to forget on grocery day just what it is we ran out of during the week.
Unfortunately, I do not have much luck with magnetic pads. In many cases the magnets stick to the fridge, but the paper doesn’t, pulling right off the magnetic back, so I have a whole collection of pads of paper and their corresponding magnetic backs, but still nothing on my fridge.
This past year the problem was temporarily solved with a snowman paper pad I was given at Christmas that stuck perfectly. The only downside to this was that Hubby, who does most of the grocery shopping, did not like walking through the store in mid-summer with a large piece of red-hatted snowman paper. Unfortunately for him, I wasn’t about to give up a pad that worked so he suffered through (dear man.)
But I used the last snowman today. 🙁
I also make more than one list as there are several places that we shop for food so I am constantly adding new pieces of paper to the fridge with the plain black magnets torn from the back of our useless paper pads. Functional, but not pretty.
Now I have a list for everything, and no more papers falling off the fridge!
Here’s how I made them.
I used the Mod Podge to glue the fabric to the foam, wrapping it like a present to keep the corners neat.
I used a glue gun to glue the magnet to the back of the magnet, covering the folded edges of the fabric. (Handy Hint: make sure you glue the magnet magnetic-side up, instead of upside-down like I did….)
While the magnets were drying, I went down to the computer and printed off the names of the different lists in a pretty font. If I had return-address sized labels I think they would have fit perfectly, but since I didn’t I used the shipping labels I already had and just cut them apart.
I then stuck the labels to the front of the magnets and put them on the fridge. An easy way to use what I already had and be a little more organized.
And Hubby will be happy that he doesn’t have to take a snowman to the grocery store anymore! 🙂