Oct 20, 2006
So, when I received my Moo mini cards a couple of weeks back, I was so taken with how they felt and looked and how they worked together as a set, that I didn’t want to give them away. I seem to remember saying at the time that they were so sumptuous I wanted to eat them. Ahem.
That got me thinking: what if I did something else with them? What if I could use the cards’ form, but not for their intended function?
So I got to thinking about mounting them, somehow – lining them up and framing a load of them in a giant frame. I’m still sure that theat might work, but you’d have to find a way of ensuring that they didn’t slip out of alignment.
So then I started thinking about how to make things stay put…and that made me think: magnets.
….And THAT made me think: Moognets.
With a couple of simple supplies, and not a lot of time at all, I whipped up a set of fridge Moognets. The cards are just the right thickness for sticking on – any thinner and they’d be too flimsy. I think they look great!
I’m thinking about experimenting some more – perhaps with just food-related designs, or (even better!) individual words, so that I could use it like a giant set of magnetic fridge poetry. That would rock.
In the meantime, here’s how I did it:
1. Chop lengths of magnetic tape with the scissors. The lengths should be about 1/2″ or so. You will need two for each magnet. (Incidentally, I tried using one continuous strip of tape across the entire back of a card, but it was a bit too magnetic – difficult to lift off a magnetic surface, plus I figured if you can get away with using less tape…more moognets!)
3. Put on a flat surface and lie under a heavy book….Not you, silly: the moognet. Because the tape is stored on a roll, and therefore wants to naturally curl, you’ll need to make sure the adhesive sticks flat to the card. A nice heavy book should handle that: I like John Peel’s autobiography – a truly weighty tome. Also good for reading.