I’m not sure, but if you’re anything like me and my family, certain basic household supplies are worth their weight in gold. Pencils, markers that aren’t dried out, a decent pair of scissors and a strong refrigerator magnet.
Because girls outnumber boys in this house 3:1, we prefer our supplies to not only be functional, but also cute. This not only serves an aesthetic purpose, but prevents daddy from taking them to work and never seeing them again.
Cute and strong refrigerator magnets are quite the commodity around here, we have lots of family photos, comics, newspaper clippings, coupons and super impressive artwork that need to be displayed ALL THE TIME. Enter, my tutorial…
I got a pretty sweet gift card to Micheal’s for my birthday, and trying to make each dollar last for as long as possible, I not only went on a “save 25% off your entire purchase” day, but I went alone, and scrounged the clearance and sale bins. I got some pretty sweet swag that I’ve been crafting up a storm with, but I also just grabbed “things that sort of look cute and maybe I might be able to do something with these one day, and they’re only $2, so why not?” items. Those are my favorite. I’ve got bags and drawers and cupboards full of those kinds of things.
I saw some really super cute adorable mini clothespins in the scrapbook section that were being clearanced out, all those chevrons and stripes and dots, and they looked too cute and just so sad, so I grabbed them. Then I saw their older, bigger cousins in the $2 bins, so I grabbed a few of them too. I began to wonder what I was planning on doing with all these clothespins, since it’s not 1940 and I use a clothes dryer, but I couldn’t help myself. Blerg.
Enter, Clothespin magnets. I hurried over to the “magnet” section and grabbed me up a big ol’ roll of magnet tape and got so excited about all the future projects my new magnet tape and I would go on together. I mean, the roll is HUGE and there are only so many clothespins I can magnetize and only so much space on my fridge.
I very easily cut strips of magnet tape that fit onto the backside on the clothespin. Although the magnet tape has a sticky back, it’s just really not sticky enough, rendering it almost useless for this project. No, for this project, I would have to bring out “The Big Guns”. My Quick Hold glue from E-6000.
Cut your pieces down to fit, remove paper backing, dab glue onto the backside of the clothespin and glue your magnet down.
BOOM goes the dynamite.
It’s really that easy. Let it dry overnight and then put them all over your fridge and make your husband wonder why he didn’t get boys. Ha!
I might or might not be buying a bunch more to make to sell at my craft fair booth because they really are cute, and I think everyone needs some.