I am kind of the artsy crafty one of the family; I get that from all my time I spent at my Aunt Connie’s house as a child. I remember spending hours upon hours in her craft room playing with stamps, glitter, glue, and beads. It sparked a passion that has now consumed parts of my house! I’m always coming up with fun and exciting projects from things I find around the house.
My husband and I spend all winter snowmobiling at our cabin in the mountains and while it’s cute, it’s not quite ‘mountain’ décor. So to spruce up the cabin fridge, I decided to create my own magnets starring our favorite winter sport!
Make Your Own Refrigerator Magnets
I started with my new Fellowes SATURN 2 95 Laminator as my source of inspiration and from there I scoured all of my husband’s snowmobiling magazines for the perfect figures. I turned on my laminator (1), cut out the photos I wanted to laminate (2), and backed them with some cute scrapbook paper (3) which I cut in the same general shape. After the 5-minute warm up for level three temperature, I crossed my fingers and hoped my first lamination would turn out.
I have to say I was beyond excited that the feeder grabbed hold of my cutout (4), it guided my lamination through the machine, and it exited the machine successfully! So I loaded up the next couple of pages and voile, I was done! It took me so long to cut out all of my figures and back them, that to have them beautifully laminated in just one minute was the icing on the cake.
To finish the magnets, I’ll be trimming the laminate to fit the shape of the magnet (5) and I’ll then glue thin magnet strips, available at crafts stores, to the back of each.
Lamintor Craft Projects
So I started to think about all of the uses for my Fellowes SATURN 2 95 Laminator and I immediately started working on my next project. My mom is an incredible baker. Her kitchen is constantly littered with recipes that have seen much better days, so I will be spending the next few weeks slowing going through her collection and retyping or scanning the decent looking ones, and laminating them so they will forever be protected.
My project list goes on and I can guarantee that I will be using my laminator for many more projects. I plan on laminating some important documents (be sure not to laminate documents like Social Security Cards and Birth Certificates), pictures for a photo book, DIY sun catchers, and more.
Want even more laminator crafting ideas? Visit the Fellowes website for back-to-school and kids projects as well so projects for work and school.
What would you make with the Fellowes SATURN 2 95 9.5″ Thermal & Cold Laminator?
Fellowes SATURN 2 95 Laminator Details
- Retail Price- 149.99 at Staples
- Uses Thermal and Cold Lamination Pouches up to 5 millimeters thick (the cold setting is used for laminating self-adhesive pouches)
- Laminates up to 9.5″ wide documents
- Quick! The unit heats up in 5 minutes and laminates 12″ per minute
- Designed for small office or home applications
- HeatGuard™ Technology – the heat inside so the laminator remains cool to the touch
- A lamination starter kit is included
- 2 year manufacturer warranty
- Fellowes’ Saturn 2 95 Deals at Staples