Leather-wrapped, magnetic hangers
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Joined Oct 2, '15 

Hello, fellow 'Forgers! I had this idea a while ago, and finally got around to making a couple. These are magnets with some laser-cut leather dyed and glued around them to make little pockets with handy attachment points. I was originally planning on using them on a friend’s iron-balustered staircase to hold a sign. I didn’t get them done in time for the party where we wanted to let people know not to go up those stairs, but I ended up making them anyway. Thankfully, I remembered that in a lot of houses (at least in the US) interior drywall corners are often reinforced with a steel strip. So, with that knowledge and my little magnet things, I was able to hang up a garland that my wife made! The best part is that you don’t need to make any holes like you would with push pins, and they’re easily reusable. I’m sure you all can come up with more uses for them, too!

This is the garland, hanging on the wall. It’s actually pretty heavy compared to things like those little cardboard Happy Birthday signs, so I think you’d be able to hold those up with no problem.

This is the magnet sticking to the corner support. You could also stick it to anything else that’s ferrous, obviously, but these are really handy.

This is what they look like up close! I used the Proofgrade leather that came with the Glowforge, applied some dye from Tandy leather, and glued it around the magnet with some Barge cement. They went together pretty quickly, and they feel quite sturdy with the two layers glued together, even on the thin section where I tied the ribbon.

Happy forging!

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