Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wife Points Wednesday: 1337 magnets

My husband is a geek <cough>....  IT guy. (Love you honey!) Our cat's name is Techie. We have 8 computers in our home. I don't know how to work the living room TV remote, probably because it cost $300 and has more buttons than my laptop. Sometimes, right when my husband gets home from work & he's still in work mode, he speaks to me like we are in a programming meeting.

To give him an outlet for his "leet" speak (did I get that right??) I made him some fun little keyboard magnets.

Find a dirty keyboard at the flea market for $1.

Pull it apart.

Make a pile of all the keyboard guts. My husband said it looked like I murdered a keyboard.... and then he got scared that it was his keyboard.

Soak the keys in warm soapy water and give them a good scrub down.

Bust out the E6000 and glue the keys to small magnets.

Stick them to something magnetic and then try to decipher the words & numbers your husband puts together.

Wa-La! Hours of husband entertainment!

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  1. Soo stinkin adorable! Love it! Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party.. can't wait to see what you share next week!

  2. This is a cute idea....a green idea too! I'm your newest follower.

  3. Love this idea. I am thinking my kids are going to love this. Help them practice spelling out words ;) Awesome, awesome!
    p.s., would love if you would link this up with us on our Sunday Link up party. ;) Hope to see you there.

  4. Lol!
    My hubby is a geek too.
    Though he works on a drilling rig, on his days off, he is all computer computer computer.
    We have 5 pcs total. We had more but, I insisted some had to go when we moved to our new home.
    What are we going to do with those men? *sigh*

  5. Nice! I'm sure this would provide lots of entertainment for myself as well :)

  6. So cute. I have never seen keyboard crafts! New follower from Tip junkiie.
    Saved By Love Creations

  7. Totally making these for my geeky bf. (or maybe that's just my cover because I secretly want them...)

    :) Thanks for sharing! I'm a new follower!

  8. wow this is fun!! thanks for sharing:)

  9. What a funny idea. I could totally make something like this for my brother-in-law....thanks for the inspiration!!

  10. My hubby saw this walking by, he is a nerd, and nearly hollered at me: WHAT IS SHE DOING TO THAT KEYBOARD!!! LOL. I told him not to get too upset as I was gonna try it too!!! Thanks for the idea!

  11. What a cute idea!! We probably have a few non-functioning keyboards around here.

    While my husband isn't as obsessed with computers as yours, I think my kids would enjoy using these to spell words (maybe to make spelling practice more fun??).

    Thanks for the great idea!

  12. Hmm... I have an old keyboard in a box destined for Goodwill... maybe it'll find its new life as magnets! Cute idea!

  13. What a fun upcycle! My hubs is a geek, too - though we only have 6 computers in the house. I love how simple this idea is. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays party, and would love for you to link up anything you made/did/bought Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

  14. My hubby is a "geek" too! These are absolutely adorable. Great thinking!

  15. Just wanted to let you know that I featured your cool magnets today! Thanks for linking up! :)

  16. These are so cute! I have an old keyboard I was going to make jewelry out of, I may do this instead!

    And just because this is a pet peeve of mine...when you say "Wa-La!" surely you mean Voila. Its my personal mission to spread the use of this word across the internet

  17. Anonymous- no, actually... I mean Wa-La. I'm not french. But thanks for leaving an anonymous remark regardless!