After picking up crappy plastic alphabet magnets off the kitchen floor for the billionth time, I had a brainstorm. My father-in-law cut these wood pieces for me a couple of years ago and they've just been kicking around in our garage. We already had black paint and magnets, so I went to our local craft store, picked up some alphabet stickers...and tada!!! New alphabet magnets! They're much stronger (no more meltdowns over things not sticking to the fridge) and look a hell of a lot better than the other magnets. I think the photo tutorial is pretty self-explanatory, but here are directions just in case:
paint (I used acrylic craft paint)
26 wood pieces (mine were each about 1 inch thick)
26 magnets (smaller than diameter of twigs)
alphabet stickers (make sure letters fit on twigs)
glue (I used superglue)
1. cut 26 wood pieces from a twig (or be like me and have someone do it for you). You may want to let the twigs sit for a while to dry.
2. get small alphabet stickers and stick them to the twigs.
3. paint over the stickers (the stickers will act as a resist).
4. remove the stickers and discard.
5. glue a magnet to the back of each twig.
6. let glue dry.
7. hang magnets on a magnetic surface.