Snowman MagnetsJanuary 5, 2010 11:10 am Crafts, Holidays, Mod Podge, Seasons
By General Crafts Contributor Amy, from the Blog “Mod Podge Rocks!”
Although Christmas is over, the crafting season isn’t. In fact, winter crafting has just begun! These sparkly snowmen magnets are shown on my fridge, and are great because they can be accomplished in a few hours. Use fun papers like I did for a childlike look – these don’t take much paper to cover, and are great for using up spare scraps.
All you need is:
- Wood snowman shape (3)
- Scrapbook paper – I used K & Company Rough and Tumble
- FolkArt paint in coordinating colors (I used Tangerine, Kelly Green and Calypso Sky)
- Mod Podge Sparkle
- Buttons – nine coordinating
- The Magnet SourceTM Magnet Ceramic Disc 1/2″ (3)
- Beacon 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue
- Pen or pencil
You will first need to trace the snowmen shapes on the paper. Place face down on the BACK of the paper and outline with your pen or pencil.
Cut out the shapes and set aside for later.
Paint all of your wood snowmen using colors that coordinate with your papers. I only painted the edges of the front because the paper was going over the shape – you can’t see it. I painted the entire backside. Don’t leave your snowman naked! Allow to dry.
Grab your Sparkle Mod Podge and coat the front of your snowman with a medium layer.
Since the snowmen were so small, I adhered the paper to the front where I had Mod Podged, then I turned the snowmen over and pressed down hard with my hand to flatten out the air bubbles. Wipe away any excess Mod Podge on the edges; allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes.
Completely coat the outside of your snowmen with Mod Podge and allow to dry. Add as many coats as you like – more coats equals more sparkle.
Finish your snowmen by gluing buttons to the front and then magnets to the back. Let dry completely and then display on your fridge or other metal surface.