All That Glitters Is Gold (Gold Magnetic Letters)

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Gold Magnetic Letters.

Scattered across the surface of the fridge.

Sharing instant messages and sweet nothings.

Welcome to Day 2 of my All That Glitters Is Gold series.


1-13-13n 004 Gold Letters @ CharmingZebra.comLast summer, I ran across this fun idea of glamming up the traditional alphabet fridge letters from Inspired By Charm.

I remember having fun playing with the alphabet on our fridge as a child, so it seemed perfect to make my own version of these gloriously gold magnetic letters.

I found two packs of the colorful alphabet in the dollar section at Wal-Mart.


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I placed all the letters in a cardboard box and spray painted them with Rustoleum Metallic Gold.

Such an easy project, although there was one slight mishap…

…It was a bit breezy so I wedged the box between a few bricks for stability while the paint was drying.  Well, the wind picked up to a Mary Poppins level, tossing the box through the air, scattering gold letters across the yard.

No biggie.  I was just able to have my own private alphabet hunt.


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The gilding of the letters turned out great.  And now we have a fun way to leave cryptic messages, chore reminders, diet encouragement (NO?) and sweet nothings on the fridge.

So what about you?  Have you crafted a grown-up version of a favorite childhood activity?

~Miss Charming

The All That Glitters Is Gold series:

Day 1: Gold Leaf Terra-Cotta Pots

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  1. Yes, I saw those on his blog and I adore them.
    Love yours too!
    Julia@Cuckoo4Design recently posted..Share The Love Free Printable Blog HopMy Profile

  2. i remember when I first saw these and thought to myself”man I wish the kids had some of these letters” what a very cool idea. Off to check out your gold pots.
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  3. LOVE!! Have you had any issues with paint chipping? I’m curious about how they’re holding up. :D
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  4. So cute! I missed these on Inspired By Charm so I’m glad you posted them! It seems I’ve been turning something gold everyday at my house too, so I’ll be adding these to the list.
    Melissa @ A Prudent Life recently posted..Organized Radiant Orchid Bathroom Closet RevealMy Profile

  5. Love this idea!! Your letters turned out so cute and are the perfect “bling” for the fridge. I definitely see some gold letters in my future!
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