Tuesday, February 9, 2010


I saw some clothespin magnets the other day and decided to make some of my own. My brother-in-law was going to throw away a bunch of printed magnetic material so I pleaded with him to let me take it off his hands. And I have been a very busy gurl. First I made the clothespin magnets. I decoupaged decorative paper on the clothespins, this is a good way to use up all of the scrap paper you have. Then I inked the edges with brown and black ink. Then another coat of decoupage to seal the whole thing. I tied a ribbon on and super glued the knot so the bow won't come undone and singed the ends of the ribbons so they won't unravel. Then I just hot glued a piece of magnet onto the other side. Then I moved onto cupcake magnets. I printed onto paper and then cutout the shapes. I inked the top edges with pink and sewed on pink bead sprinkles. Then I inked the bottom with brown and ran it through a roller that crimps the paper. I hot glued the top onto the bottom and hot glued a piece of magnet onto the back...how cute is that. The next magnet is pretty delicate. The white ruffle is crepe paper and it tears very easy. I used 2- 12" pieces of crepe paper from a roll. On the 12" crepe paper I glued the ends together and basted the bottom edge with thread and pulled it, very gently to gather the bottom. I repeated this on the other crepe paper and then I took a bottle of Elmer's glue and opened the lid just slightly so I could add glue to the edge without making a mess. Sprinkle on glitter and let dry. I printed on a decorative sheet of paper and punched the circle out. I inked the edges and then hot glued everything together when the glittered part was dry. I used silver glitter on some of them and on some I added
glitter to the circle also. My next
project is to try the circle one with
material instead of crepe paper.
V for Victoria (my grand daughter)

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