Friday, June 15, 2012

Helmar Happy Father's Day Hop

Welcome to the Helmar Happy Fathers Day Hop. Today we are so excited to share with you a variety of fantastic masculine projects.  We've put our Helmar arsenal to good use and want to share with you some inspiration for those last minute Fathers Day gifts.

If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Jen's Blog. If not, hop on back to the Helmar Blog and enjoy.  Make sure to leave comments along the way, because we will have prizes up for grabs.  And if the Man in your life is super lucky, we may even send him a Helmar prize pack, too.  


My project for the hop is an altered magnetic strip.

The magnetic strips were originally used to hang children's art.
I decided to repurpose them. Using paper and Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste I covered
the flat front of the magnetic strip.


The Decoupage and Craft Paste dries clear. So clear! I love that I could layer the papers without any bubbling, too. I wanted the silver edging to show so I didn't cover that part with paper. What I can tell you is that the Decoupage wiped right off the silver edge. No smudging!


I used 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to attach my flower embellishemnts.

Here is the finished strip without the photos:

I cut out some of my favorite fun photos of our family. Using Quick Fix Adhesive, I double matted the photos.
We all know that magnetic strips never really stay adhered even when they have a sticky back, so I used 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere the magnets to the back of my double matted photos.
Here is a close up of the left side of the magnetic strip.
See how clear the Decoupage dried!

Thanks so much for stopping by. Now hop on over to Carisa's Blog where you are sure to find more Fathers Day inspiration. If you get lost along the way, below you will find the links for the order of the hop.

29 comments:

Rae Cooper said...

That is so cool Katie !!

Cheryl Walker said...

What a wonderful idea, and I LOVE it!! beautiful job Katie!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Chriss America Real said...

Oh wow! I am going to have to steal...err...borrow this idea! I love it!

Hugs,
Chriss
america57@comcast.net
http://chrissandlou.blogspot.com/

Erika Taylor said...

This is a FANTASTIC idea Katie. I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Thanks for the inspiration. You are amazing

Sandra said...

what a fabulous idea with the magnetic strip.

Amy Prior An Aussie Scrapbooking Diva said...

What a super cool gift and those photos are too funny hehehehe. Think I will have to scraplift this idea.

TracyM #6773 said...

Very cool project Katie - it is a great way to have fun photos on display :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How awesome is this idea?!?!?!?!? I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!!!! Just FABULOUS!!!!

Debbie said...

Wonderful photos! Great project!

Kim said...

Love this magnetic project! Fun idea
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

TesaB said...

This is soooo much FUN!!!! Love this idea!!! Thanks for sharing!

Kate Block said...

This is such a cool project! I think I am going to make one! Although not for Father's Day, but for my daughter who just moved away to college. her bedroom wall is covered with her favorite pictures. I will make some strips and she can hang them in her new apratment.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a cute project! Great way to repurpose and show off family photos!

v said...

That is very cool! I want to make a magnetic strip like that! Thank you so much for sharing this project!!

~Vanessa W

Tracey Sabella said...

What a wonderful idea for a home dec project!! So personal too and easy to change up from time to time! I'm a new follower and look forward to seeing more of your wonderful work! ~ Blessings

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Christine Slak AKA Aunt Prissy said...

Love the idea. My hubby uses these magnetic strips for holding tools over his workbench, hmmmm...Wonder if he'll mind me decorating his workbench?

Lesley said...

How original. Thanks for all the tips.

rlovew said...

Fabulous and creative project.

roch492 said...

What great tips! And Fun Hop! Thanks!

hilde janbroers said...

what a great tutorial!! thanks for the clear explanation!

EstherT said...

This is a really neat idea, and I love that you repurposed something you already had!

jaclee said...

awesome project! I think its great that you were able to repurpose something too!

fusiafscrapping said...

Love it. This is soooo coool :)

Anita Braddock said...

Wow what a Super idea. love the way you layered this. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

What a fun piece..love the look and elements and that you shared what glues you used since I am learning about Helmar til I get it in my hands...can't wait.

~jan said...

What a terrific project, Katie! Useful and beautiful! :)

misty said...

Love it! Couldn't help but smile when I saw the stache pic! Thanks for sharing!

Tina Connolly said...

Fantastic idea! Thanks for the tutorial, very cool project.

Megan Aaron said...

what a great idea!