Friday, February 9, 2018

Attractive Magnet Attraction

Recently, while avoiding housework, I came across a blog post with the prettiest little magnets. I immediately commented that I was totally gonna make some! For the life of me I cannot find that post now. If I find it I will update this post. **


I went, with coupon in hand, to my local craft store and came home with a spring flower bunch. Not crazy expensive but pretty; I paid $5. I picked one that had different sized flowers in it. I didn't want to them all be the same. A package of magnet buttons finished my purchase for a grand total of $7.




With scissors in hand, cut off leaves that will be the base for my flowers. Some of the leaves I trimmed down a bit so they weren't so big. Put a dab of hot glue on the magnet and attach your leaf. (My hot glue gun is ancient so I am always careful to not burn my skin off when attaching things!)



I cut the blooms off the bunch that I wanted to make into magnets.


You want the flower to sit flat on the leaf secured to the magnet so you have to cut the base off. I cut them one at a time and glued them. The will fall apart without the base securing them so cut then glue right away.



That's it! Easy right?!?!



I am using them during Valentine's on my magnetic chalkboard but I think I will be using them far into Spring and possibly Summer. Stay tuned to see where/how they show up next!



Thanks for stopping by today! 
Jolena

** Update: Found the original project at Kreativ K

Linking up to these parties!
Life With Lorelai, French Country Cottage, Shabby Art Boutique, The Cottage Market, The DIY Village, The Boondocks Blog, Ms. Toody Goo Shoes, Pieced Pastimes, One More Time Events, Finding Silver Pennies, Life On Lakeshore Drive, DIY Showoff, Nifty Thrifty Things, The Painted Hinge, Coastal Charm, I Should Be Mopping The Floor, Skip To My Lou, Plucky's Second Thought, Mad In Crafts, The Dedicated House, Our Home Away From Home, Cedar Hill Farmhouse, Cupcakes & Crinoline, Home Stories AtoZ, Lou Lou Girls, Celebrate & Decorate, A Stroll Thru Life, April J. Harris, Savvy Southern Style, Gingersnap Crafts, DIY By Design, My Repurposed Life, The Vintage Nest, The Pin Junkie, A Delightsome Life, Imparting Grace, The Charm of Home, Katherine's Corner, Up To Date Interiors, Our Hopeful Home, Our Mini Family Olives-n-Okra, Chic On A Shoestring

19 comments:

  1. Such a great project, simple but effective.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! I am so glad for your visit today. I am blessed by your kind words and attention. :)

      Delete
  2. What an adorable idea! The flowers will be so pretty on the fridge. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jenny! Thanks for stopping by and leaving some kindness!

      Delete
  3. I think the best crafts come while we are avoiding housework ;) These are super cute !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think you're right, Jelica. Maybe I should avoid it more often...who knows what I could come up with in all that free time. Thanks for spending time with me!

      Delete
  4. Those magnets are really pretty and what a cute idea. I can see those on my frig or my metal board in the studio

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I can't take credit for the idea but I can follow instructions and managed to have them come out looking okay. I would love to see if a picture of yours if you end up making some. Thank you for visiting with me today.

      Delete
  5. Replies
    1. Thank you for the kindness, Linda and for spending time with me. Wish I could take credit for the idea, thankful for clever people who make it all look do-able.

      Delete
  6. Your magnets are cute!
    When I get complimented for a craft project, I usually reply, "this is what I do instead of housework." I have even layers of dust on furniture and cobwebs in the corners to prove it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Kathy! I will have to use your line from now on. I have layers of dust, too. I think if I wasn't blogging things would be worse. I do tend to dust before taking pictures just so y'all don't think I am a total mess. Thanks for spending time with me this evening and for the kind words.

      Delete
  7. These are absolutely adorable. I need to create a magnetic chalkboard so I can do this. Pinning.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Leanna and thanks for the visit!

      Delete
  8. That's such a pretty idea. Love it #ourminilinky

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Emma for the visit and the kind words.

      Delete
  9. These were so cute! I will feature this week at Home Sweet Home!

    ReplyDelete