Friday, August 17, 2012

. . . Faux Magnetic Metal Letters . . .

You can't get a project that is much easier than this one!  All you need is a pack of cheap plastic magnetic letters and numbers (I think every mom has purchased these at one time or another) and a can of spray paint and you have an amazing transformation.  Wouldn't this be a fun Back to School Teacher Gift?

I got my packs of letters and numbers in the toy aisle at Wal Mart and then grabbed a can of their cheapest gray spray paint to use as a primer and got the Krylon Fusion Hammered Finish in Silver to create a Stainless Steel look.  These were so easy to do and turned out great!

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• Gather your paint and plastic letters/numbers
• You could use any spray paint your heart desires but I wanted these to have a "metal" look to them so I went with a Hammered Finish
• Lay out your letters on a surface that is safe for spray painting. 
• Use the primer paint and do a layer on both the front and the back of your letters.  I didn't photograph the backside but it's worth doing it.  
• Once the primer has dried you will use the Krylon Hammered Finish spray paint to coat both the fronts and the backs of the letters.  
• Once they are dry you will have your Faux Magnetic Metal Letters

These are great for sticking on any magnetic surface.  
Have lots of fun with them!


Faux Metal!


  1. What a great tutorial! Thanks for sharing.

  2. My first thought when I saw this project was "Oh my gosh, how awesome! I would never have thought of this. They look great! I am pinning this.

  3. I am so in love with your blog and am so happy to be your newest follower from the Hop! Have a great weekend!!


  4. I love this!!! Thanks for co-hosting! You can follow me in your google reader by clicking on my RSS Feed button under my pic on my blog. Thanks LOTS! XO, Aimee

  5. what a fun project this is!! found you via the hop - thanks for co-hosting! chat soon

  6. That is such a cute project! I'm totally going to do this... thanks for a great idea!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  7. Oh, and I'm your newest follower from the Blog Hop! Following your adorable blog now and your Facebook page! I'd love to see you stop by mine and follow too if you'd like :)
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  8. so smart and EASY! I'd love to find some magnetic letters in some sort of skinny shape for this treatment...will have to hit the thrift store again!

  9. I love this project! Found you via Thee Blog Hop. I'm following you via RSS!

    Rachel @ Architecture of a Mom

  10. Nice idea - much more stylish!


  11. I love this idea! Thanks for hosting the blog hop!


  12. I like those so much better than the primary color letters my kids grew up with.

    Stopping over from Live.Laugh.Rowe to say hello.


  13. Thank you so much for this tutorial. I am on my way to go shopping and think I will pick up some magnetic letters. My refrigerator is seriously lacking and I'm thinking fall theme letters that will spell out my children's names.

    Great tutorial, thanks for posting :-]


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