Need a really cheap way to make some magnets? How about using the free paint sticks from the paint department?
That's just what I had on hand after winning a auction lot of crafty wood supplies for $2.00. In the assortment of hundreds of items was a zip lock baggie of paint stir sticks. Mid sized ones that are approximately 6 inches long.
As soon as I saw them I knew they would be cute as primitive snowmen. Then I thought MAGNETS!
And here's how I done it. Super Simple and CHEAP!
I let them sit and dry in the sun about 2 hours or so. One coat was enough for me.
They already have a strong tape on one side that you just peel and stick, after cutting to your desired lenght.
For some reason next, I started working backwards. lol. I usually paint all the faces, then bodies, then add homespun. But for some reason, probably being it was around 3am, I just mixed and matched and jumped back and forth when I got bored from noses,to bodies and homespun. lol.
And then when done, I put them in little plastic baggies. You can buy many different sizes of baggies in the wedding section in WalMart. But I had about 10 of these bags from a previous order of thermometers, that I'd saved. lol. Yes, I save lots of stuff! lol
But here's another few pics of how they ended up. Really cute snowmen magnets on free paint sticks if you ask me! lol.
The snowman wooden spoons inside the pitcher above, you can find the post on how to make them HERE: HOLIDAY WOODEN SPOONS.
And many thanks to Eyeballs by Day, Crafts by Night, for that great craft idea. I went on to make some of them into spoon refrigerator magnets also. It turned out great! But just use the round, stronger magnets for the spoons if you try it!
And one last pic:Peddlers Mall Booth #555:
Are you going to try making these cute Snowmen Magnets from free Paint Sticks?