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DIY Fridge Magnets

These DIY fridge magnets are a implausible means so as to add rustic attraction to any kitchen – be it at Christmas, or some other time of the yr! Crafted utilizing our charming mini picket discs, these magnets present the proper approach to hold your favorite photographs, the youngsters’s scribbles, and that all-important procuring listing all the time in sight. Take a look at Tracey Collett’s step-by-step tutorial beneath, and uncover how you can get artistic with pyrography, stamps, inks and extra, to craft bespoke presents for pals… or treats for your self!

You Will Want:
  • Artistic Wood Discs 4-7cm 25pcs
  • 3mm Magnets 50 pcs
  • Pyrography Instrument
  • All Stick Glue from Pinflair
  • Memento Ink & Stamps
  • Pencil to attract your individual pictures
  • Markers to color the pictures (in case you favor)

How one can Make DIY Fridge Magnets

STEP 1 :

Supplies you will need

Start by getting ready your designs. There are 2 methods to create these magnets; in case you are a assured free-hand artist, then you may draw your designs in pencil first, or be actually daring and dive straight in together with your pyrography software!

Using stamps to create designs

In the event you much less assured with drawing, then an easy approach to get round that is to make use of stamps. I’ve used memento black ink to stamp the picture on to the picket discs – you may then hint excessive with the pyrography software.

Tip: All the time check your wooden with the pyrography software first, as there are several types of wooden available on the market and so they can react very in another way when heated. A clean picket disc can also be higher for a clean burn, so in case your discs are fairly course then possibly give them sand down with sanding paper earlier than you start.

STEP 2:

Using pyrography to decorate DIY fridge magnets

As soon as your Pyrography software is on the optimum temperature (check on a spare disc first) now you can begin to hint, draw or fill the pictures you’ve got designed on the discs.

Decorating DIY fridge magnets

I’ve created a mix of sentiments and stable shapes. Some instruments have a number of nibs which you’ll be able to interchange for various strategies resembling line thickness and shading and so forth. (please keep in mind to permit the software to chill to vary the nibs, after which reheat!)

Pyrography in progress

In the event you create an overview (just like the holly) you may then add color utilizing markers or paint if you want. As soon as completed, all the time keep in mind to permit the software to fully settle down.

Fully decorated DIY fridge magnets

Tip: Have a warmth resistant matt helpful for putting the software on while cooling, and keep in mind, if permitting youngsters to have a go they have to all the time be supervised, because the software will get exceptionally sizzling – particularly if used for lengthy intervals of time!

STEP 3:

Supplies needed to attach magnets

As soon as the picket discs have cooled, they’re able to be transformed into magnets. I’ve used All-Stick glue from Pinflair, which is a glue-gun fashion adhesive in a bottle, to stick the magnets to the picket discs.

Backs of DIY fridge magnets

Permit loads of time for the glue to set (in a single day ideally, to make sure they’re caught agency).

Completed DIY fridge magnets in use

As soon as dry, your magnets are prepared so as to add on the spot attraction to your fridge! Or you may field them up in mini reward packing containers to provide as presents – good for academics!

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