(Warning Lots of Snowmen Photos!)
I made these Primitive Snowman Magnets:
out from these $1.19 party favor button pins:
Just take them apart by pressing them open, the pins on the back twist off with a setting and here they are all apart:
The little plastic cabochon tops tops are usually that price for only them!
And I just began by painting the backs of the Jesus inserts. I did not want to paint over the Jesus picture, lol, I'm just like that.
Then after painting about 24 of these all in antique white, I started to add some eyes:
And then I started to just free hand on some noses and then some mouths on some:
Some of them I took some very very light reddish pink and gave their cheeks some rosey, winter color.
And then I took some magnets, also found in the Dollar Mart, for a $1.19 for a pack of 20! Unbelievable! I bought all they had! And I glued them on the back with my favorite glue ever, E6000. It is found at Wal-Mart.
And then on the fronts I took some tears of homespun fabric, tied little knots in them, and glued them on with E6000 glue also, as little scarves.
And here is a set of them sitting and drying.
They are starting to look super cute!
After they dried, I tried the magnets out on a metal lid. They hold great!
And then I figured on some (not assembled yet) I would go back add some glitter to the faces. To give the feel of maybe frost. I did this with simple craft varnish mixed with a dash of silver glitter. White glitter would have been better, but I was out of the great, tiny stuff:
And here is some with the glitter varnish and some easy print out 3x5 papers from Avery.com to make them look better in the packages:
Some of them I decided to put the Pins back on the back to mix them up.
Who knows, they may be a cute winter pin to wear!
And the others, I left as magnets. Magnets are my all time favorite thing to make with snowmen!
I priced these for only .99cents each in my Peddlers Mall Booth #555
I think they will be a great grab as you go item that people can keep or give as a cheap gift.