Today I’m sharing another project from several years ago. I made them around the same time as the tart tin magnets I shared last week. These game piece magnets were made with pieces from incomplete old games that I bought at garage sales and thrift stores. I added scraps from my extensive
hoard collection of craft supplies and turned them into Valentine’s Day decor.
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Supplies for Valentine’s Day Game Piece Magnets
- game pieces – If you don’t have any on hand you can buy Scrabble tiles, Rummikub tiles, and poker chips on Etsy
- misc. Valentine-themed scrapbook paper
- Glossy Accents
How to Make Valentine’s Day Magnets with Old Game Pieces
I first cut a piece of scrapbook paper the same size as the game tile to use as a background and glued it onto the back of the tile with Glossy Accents. I cut around copies of old photos to add the couples. I glued them on, along with words on some of the magnets, then covered the whole piece with Glossy Accents.
When that dried completely I added the magnets with E6000.
Finished Game Piece Magnets
Here’s the variety I came up with:
I couldn’t photograph them close together because I used such strong magnets!
I could only find one of the bottle cap magnets that I made.
Then I turned a couple of the Rummikub tiles into pendants by drilling a hole with my Dremel.
More DIY Valentine Craft Ideas
- Vintage Style Valentine’s Day Decor with Old Playing Cards
- 20 Ideas for Valentine’s Day Crafts with Paper Scraps
- Red and Pink Valentine Scrabble Tiles Centerpiece in Vintage Mason Jar
Have you ever made anything with old game pieces? Leave a comment and let me know.
‘Til the next project,
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
Originally published January 24, 2017.