Sean Sims Alphabet Magnets

September 18, 2011

My eldest son has this fantastic alphabet print by the illustrator Sean Sims in his bedroom.

Sean Sims Alphabet Print

 He absolutely loves it so when I spotted the same print as wrapping paper on a recent trip to London I bought some. I was not quite sure what I would do with it at the time but knew I wouldn’t be able to bring myself to use it to wrap presents.

A few weeks later I remembered a couple of posts from the brilliant How About Orange blog (this one and this one) and it occurred to me that these would make fantastic magnets. I found these magnet sheets with adhesive at my local craft shop and after that it was quite a straightforward process.

I cut a section of the wrapping paper out to fit, carefully attached it onto the magnet sheet and then covered the whole thing with some clear sticky back plastic. I then used my paper trimmer to cut them out. I worked out the cost of each magnet at about 7p.

Making magnets

After that I couldn’t stop making them and our fridge freezer is now covered with magnets. Fortunately Casper is really pleased with them and I’m having to resist turning every image I see into a magnet.

Casper magnets


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  • Reply Sean Sims September 27, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Hi…. I love your idea using my alphabet illustrations I did for 1973…I think I might make some myself
    for my two kids!!

    • Reply Laura September 27, 2011 at 8:36 pm

      Hi Sean, thanks so much for your comment. I’m really pleased you like them.

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