Friday, July 1, 2011

Quick and Easy project for Paint Party Friday and July 4th….Celebrate!




Patriotic Cowboy Boot Fridge Magnet



I just love cowboy boots.  They come in a myriad of colors and the wilder the better.  So I decided to decorate the fridge with an easy magnet painted in minutes and you can too.  It makes a great party favor as well!  Please enjoy all the wonderful creativity at paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com



You will need:

Magnetic sheet with adhesive

Small amount of watercolor paper

Acrylic paint in navy, red, white and black

Small paintbrush

Pencil, ruler, scissors, graphite paper to transfer pattern

Modpodge or other acrylic finish

Small sequin and tacky glue

1. Print full size pattern. Transfer pattern to paper side of magnetic sheet.  Cut out.  Transfer pattern to watercolor paper.  Paint the watercolor paper as shown.  (See photo)   Let dry.  Add a coat of Modpodge over the paper boot to protect it and let it dry completely.  Cut out watercolor paper boot.



2.  Remove the paper backing from the magnetic sheet and attach the painted boot to the adhesive.  Trim off any excess magnet so that magnet and paper match up.

3. Add a sequin to represent a spur with a dab of glue if desired.

You can also make this a recycling project if you happen to have a advertising magnet that is big enough.  Simply paint the boot on watercolor paper as before and then glue to the advertising magnet.

HAPPY JULY 4, 2011!!!!

45 comments:

maddyrose said...

This looks like a fun project. Love the boot, very stylish.

laurie said...

what a fun project,, cute boot! HPPF!

Roban Studio said...

Oh this is so very cool. Thank you so much for sharing the instructions. I'm going to give it a try. Where does one find magnetic paper?
Happy PPF! :-)

Daniella said...

Awesome idea!! Great way to change the decor for every season/holiday!!
xxDaniella

Cynthia Schelzig said...

What a cute boot!!! Happy weekend to you!!

art2cee2 said...

Magnetic adhesive sheets are sold in Craft stores and online. :-)

Marlene said...

Wonderful boot, fun idea. Have a wonderful 4th! It is good to be back.

Purple Pony Art said...

So cool! I should make some of these for Stampede next year!

Netty said...

Terrific project and a great boot. Happy PPF, Annette x

Christine said...

what a perfect tribute to the 4th of July! It's so cute and thanks for the instructions.

Pam Tucker said...

This is so cool! Love the patriotic theme you painted on. Thanks for the instructions. I didn't know about the magnetic sheets. Will have to look for those. Happy 4th! :)

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Wonderful..beautiful and festive!

Wanda said...

Well how clever is that. And who doesn't have refrig magnets.

Have a great Day!

NatashaMay said...

Thanks for sharing the process. :) Love the boots!

Liz Revit said...

Crystal, this project is so cute. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July.

Julie said...

What a fun project and perfect for the 4th.

craftattack said...

Great work, and thanks for showing how! Hugs, Valerie
PS Happy July 4th!

Tammie said...

a fun piece.

Kristin Dudish said...

What a fun project! I love the addition of the sequin for the spur :)

Have a great weekend... Celebrate in some stylish boots! Wheee!

xo
Kristin

Gloria said...

I think it's a fun project and thanks for the instructions. Happy PPF! Have a great weekend.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I love cowboy boots, too--gotta get me a pair some day! Very cute magnet & sweet story and drawing last post! Have a happy 4th!

Pointy Pix said...

love it! happy 4th July.

Magic Love Crow said...

This is so cute! Great idea! I hope you have a fun 4th of July!

ileana said...

You take PPF to a whole new level! Great job on the patriotic magnet! As you say, I think they'd make great gifts!

Julie said...

Gidy up! This is cute!! Happy PPF!

Jehanne's doodles said...

This is actually a really great project. My kids would love to see there art work on the fridge. Now I just need to find the magnetic paper :)

Elisa said...

very creative! Happy 4th to you guys! Happy PPF and weekend!

Leovi said...

Beautiful cowboy boots.

Mary Hysong said...

A very cute & fun project, thanks for sharing! Thanks for stopping by my place & Happy PPF!

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

What a terrific idea! I've always wanted to make magnets, so thanks for sharing. Happy weekend!

Joni Nickrent said...

Fun Stuff....Happy 4th!

SHERI C said...

Love the step by step instructions! Looks like FUN!!! HAPPY PPF!

Melisa said...

Perfect for the 4th!

Auroran Lauriel said...

I love this! Thank you for including the instructions :) I definitely want to make magnets now--brilliant little personalized gifts to have on hand. Yae!

KAT said...

fun!
Kat

jamberry_song said...

What a cute idea!! I NEVER know what to do with those ad magnets. XD Thanks for sharing this!

BahamaDawn said...

great tutorial and fun idea! thanks for sharing!

Phoenix Peacock said...

what fun!

Maggie said...

Well now, isn't that the cutest fridge magnet ever! Happy 4th, Crystal. Ya'll have a nice holiday

Anne said...

What a fun project! And a super cute magnet!

Anonymous said...

what I was looking for, thanks

EVA said...

:)
What fun! Love the colourful cowboy boot. Very creative idea.

ger chouinard said...

Crystal - very creative! Happy day after the 4th and belated PPF!

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Cool project, real fun.

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing your cowboy boot magnet. I too love cowboy boots. I have not been able to wear them for a long time. Next week I have surgery on my foot and I told my husband that when my foot is healed that will be my first shoe that I buy. A pair of cool cowboy boots!!!

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