Wednesday, October 5, 2016

DIY PRIMITIVE SNOWMAN LID MAGNETS


This post is an expansion of a craft I did a few weeks ago.
You may recall the 
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Well, this is basically the same only that I made more into magnets instead of hanging ornaments.


 Here's how I made them in case you want to give it a go. 
If you don't have any on hand, here's how they look in boxes at Walmart.
started out with a bunch of plain ole, used, metal Mason Jar lids in two sizes of
Regular: 2 2/4"
Wide Mouth: 3 3/4"
Some were new and shiny, some old and rusty. It doesn't matter to me.
And I spray painted them a base color in various shades of green and maroon that I had on hand.
The white was used for speckling (snow) only because it's a cheaper can and doesn't cover good.
Here are the Rustoleum and Valspar that cover great in one coat:


After they dry, they are a flat, softer color. Then we're ready to get started painting with craft paint.
My favorite brand is Folk Art but I do have a lot of Apple Barrel on hand too.

Just start by making various circles for the basic face shape of the snowman. 
I use Antique White as the color.

Sometimes I dab my brush, sometimes swirl.
Then just on to the dots for the eyes, and carrots for the noses.
When you think of them all as dots and such, it's easier for me to paint, rather than thinking, "oh I have to paint a face." Dots and carrots come easier. ;-)



And after they were all painted and dried, I simply went glued on some round magnets using E-6000 glue.


I always recommend the E-6000 glue over anything, especially hot glue because you want a good strong hold for magnets.  And with taking them on and off refrigerators and such, the E-6000 glue really holds up.

As for the magnets, you can get the good round ones at Walmart in the crafts section.
For the larger lids, I used the larger magnets and for the smaller lids, I used the smaller magnets.

And that is about all there was to it, besides adding a few decorations to the front.
I love homespun fabric on about anything. And to a few, I added a bell here and there.

And here they are all ready to go in my craft booth for the Christmas Open House.












I save my metal cans that food comes in such as green beans and baked beans to use as display tins.

I like having a variety of sizes to catch the eye.




I am pricing these for $1.99 each in my craft booth, un-packaged, with just a sticky price on the back.
I hope they will make for a quick, grab and give gift item!

What do you think? Would you give these as a lil' inexpensive Christmas gift?

See ya'll next time,
~Lisa

1 comments:

  1. I certainly would, they would make amazing gift toppers.

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