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Magic Mesh Review by Heidi Shaw

Magic Mesh

Magic Mesh is the most fun craft material we have played with in a long, long time. If you want to jazz up any craft project, invent some new ones, or add texture to existing cards and crafts, Magic Mesh is for you. And those of you who are scrapbookers, stampers, and card makers most likely already have a stash on hand. Well, pull it out and add it to your homeschool projects. This mesh is FUN! It's sticky on one side and available in a myriad of colors and mesh sizes. The only limit is your imagination. Believe me, your kids will make the most of their imaginations while using this cool stuff. I have a soon to be 6-year-old daughter who wants to make zoo cages, screen doors, and jail pictures, and she is just getting started. I plan to get out the Christmas card supplies this week and watch her go at it. I think the results will be stunning.

So, what is this magic material? It is craft mesh, sold in 1-yard packages or 12 X 12 sheets. It can be used to enhance cards for any occasion—layer under embellishments or attach decorations directly to the mesh. You can also use the mesh for scrap page enhancements or to give a little sparkle or punch to homemade gift bags. Basically, if you would use plain paper for it, try Magic Mesh as well.

The color selection is awesome and the metallic choices are amazing layered with dark cardstock on Christmas cards.

I have been a fan of Magic Mesh for a long time, and I am also on a mission to get homeschoolers to scrapbook their journeys for future memories. I really believe that the education we are giving our children as homeschoolers is just a part of the journey, and the field trips, activities, co-op classes, and projects created really should be documented and preserved for the future. Scrapbooking is the perfect answer. Many homeschooled students miss out on the experience of yearbooks, yet with the scrapbooking industry and companies like Magic Mesh available to us, there is no reason why it should be foregone. You and your children can create amazing journals of your adventures, and you can do it beautifully and inexpensively. I am so glad companies like Magic Mesh are recognizing our little community and trying to help us enhance it.

So whether it is home crafting, school projects, homemade yearbooks, or simply a product of your children?s imaginations, Magic Mesh can help you create it, and you?ll have a blast doing so.

Check it out at You will be glad you did.

Product review by by Heidi Shaw, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, November 2005