Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Lucky Shamrock magnet, a recycled craft




I have amassed a large quantity of advertising magnets.  Pizza places, credit card companies and various others constantly send out little sheet magnets with their names and numbers.  Seriously how many magnets to a local pizza joint do you need on your fridge?  So I figured if they are going to keep sending them I am going to put them to a more “seasonal use.”  This is a great kids craft!

You will need:

A shamrock sticker or clip art printed off the computer

Black felt

Sheet advertising magnet (or if you don’t have any you can purchase sheet magnets at the craft store)

Tacky glue

Gold glitter dimensional fabric paint

Pen, scissors

1.     Spread some tacky glue on the back of the sticker.  This is to insure that it stays stuck.  Attach to the black felt.  If using clip-art, cut out and spread some glue onto the back.  Attach to the piece of black felt.  Let dry. 




2.     Cut around the motif leaving a quarter inch of black felt showing.  Place the prepared shamrock on the advertising magnet and trace around with a pen.  Cut out the shamrock shaped magnet.  Spread some glue on the back of the felt shamrock and attach to the magnet. Let dry.  Trim up any overhanging edges.

3.     Draw a line with Gold dimensional fabric paint all around the shamrock shape.  It can be a thin line or a thick one as desired.  Make sure you test the fabric paint on scrap paper first so that it comes out in an even line.  Let dry.  Stop throwing those advertising magnets away and make as many shamrocks as you want and deck out your fridge for St. Patty’s Day.  While you are at it why not try some Easter designs as well?



20 comments:

Heather said...

This is a cool craft, why don't you enter this over at Creative Tuesdays and join us???? xo

Heather said...

yay! good to see you there, xxoo

Birdie said...

oh how cute! Lovely job.

Magic Love Crow said...

This is a great idea! I will be doing it!!

♥Jan♥ said...

What a wonderful way to recycle and keep little hands busy...as well as big ones :)

Franz said...

Good work, an original idea!
Brava!!

Ciao!

Betsy said...

What a clever way to use those flat advertising magnets. I always just toss them in the trash! Your shamrock is lovely!

Christine said...

what a great idea! Thanks.

Wanda said...

Crystal, glad you are on board with Theme Tuesday.

This is such a cute and clever craft, and a great way to use those flat magnets I toss too.

Great ideas for our Sunday School class of 1-3rd graders.

Dara Marlynne said...

How nifty!! Great idea- it's very cute!

Jenny Blair said...

What a great idea! Love the glittery touch too :)

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Great idea. Thanks for coming over and sharing. I will be doing this for sure.
QMM

Mmm said...

How clever is that? I would never think of a making a magnet--another very legitimate entry for creative Tuesdays. Thank you for doing this Crystal and it is wonderful having you aboard. Thanks for thinking on luck, joining in here with us on CT. I will add this to the montage to go up tomorrow.

Marlene said...

This is a great recycling idea. I love it.

EVA said...

Great idea! I have way too many of those too!

Well done!

Joann said...

great idea!

Lee said...

Oh I wish I saw this before DH tossed a magnetic sheet of local adverts :(
Great idea, as usual, Crystal!

angelandspot said...

What a fun idea. I normally take and crop and glue a photo over the advertising magnet to still use the magnet but not see the advertising but this craft would be something fun and seasonal to do as well.

Leovi said...

Very good idea and splendid execution, very nice clubs.

Diana said...

What a good idea. Your always have something crafty and useful going on!
Thanks for sharing.

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