Saturday, July 25, 2009

Craft Night/Tutorial




We had our first craft night last Tuesday and we made some clothespin magnets. They turned out cute and I thought I would post a tutorial on how to make them.




Supplies Needed:
Clothespins
Magnets
Scrapbook Paper
Mod Podge
Paint Brush (to apply mod podge)
Tacky Tape/Glue (E6000)
Ribbon
Buttons

Step 1: Trace Clothespin on scrapbook paper to fit the front of the clothespin and cut out using scissors or a paper cutter. (I used a paper cutter)
Step 2: Cut out flowers, hearts, or any other decorative shape to put on the front of clothes pin. (I used my Cricut Machine to cut out all of the shapes and used "George and Basic Shapes" the sizes I used were 2" for the outer layer of the shape and 1.5" for the inner layer. )


Step 3: Put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the front side of your clothespin
Step 4: Place cut out paper on top of layer of glue and apply another thin layer of glue on top of the paper.

Step 5: Brush on a thin layer of Mod Podge on the shapes you are using to glue them together.

Step 6: Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge over both shapes to harden the paper.
Step 7: While your heart is drying. Apply some magnets to the back of your clothespin. I used Terrifically Tacky Tape or E6000 to do this. Let dry.

Step 8: Glue your heart on the front of your clothes pin. Use Tacky Tape or E6000 glue to do this. Let Dry.

Step 9: Tie a bow/knot on the top of your clothes pin, and glue on a coordinating button.





You can use these on a couple of different things:
Magnet Boards
Refrigerator Doors
White Boards

13 comments:

Michelle said...

I was directed to your blog via U create. Super cute magnets. TFS. I'll be following your blog and look forward to seeing what other creations your craft club comes up with.

Shae said...

I also found your blog through UCreate. These are super cute!! And I will definitely be making some!!

DV-Becca said...

I found you through U create too! Love it!

Bonnie the Boss said...

Super cute!!! I need something to organize all my kids school crud I think this just might work!

Shannon said...

love this blog. Found you from UCreate and now added you to my neverending blogroll. Great, cute, easy ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Melanni said...

I found this post through U Create. These are cute! I'm going to make some...(0:

Tiff said...

What a cute idea! This would be fun to do with my dd and her bff. Thanks for sharing your tutorial!

heather said...

Love this idea!!! I think I'll try this with my Jr High Sunday School class, which is made up of all girls! They'll love it!

Michelle said...

My kids and I made a few of these magnets Monday afternoon. I posted ours on my blog. Thanks again for the great idea. They were easy to make and the kids not only enjoyed making them, but love their finished products displayed on our fridge.

Tammy said...

Wow! Thanks for this idea. We're going to use it for Super Saturday. (I found you through UCreate)

Mandy and Jack said...

Oh my gosh I love this idea!!! Thank you for sharing!!!

The Three Amigos said...

I love your blog, thanks for the great ideas. I made these clothespins for gifts for Christmas, check them out here if you want http://jonandamyduvall.blogspot.com/2009/12/magnetic-clothespin-and-oreo-suckers.html

Thanks again!! They are so cute! I love this idea!

Tora said...

These are awesome - great way to spend crafting-time with some friends :) sure going to give this a thought. Love it - thank you for sharing.