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Friday, October 14, 2011

Young bloggers....

Today I have a special treat for you my bloggy freinds. No, it is not a yummy apple crisp dessert or advice on my amazing parenting skills (yeah right....I am kind of questioning myself this week as far as It is a little inspiration. Inspiration to show you that creativity can come in many forms and is within all of us. Even at the ripe age of 16. Abby is a 16 year old high school who has started a blog to share with the world her creative side. She loves to bake and craft. She loves to blog. Abby is stopping by to show us a fun tutorial. I hope you enjoy it and take time today to do something creative!!

Hey everyone! I blog over at i---create and I love every minute of it. On i---create, there are a variety of crafts and pictures I love.  I hope you can come by and take a look! Thank you so much for having me. I am going to show you how to make Clothespin Magnets today!

These clothespin flower magnets are very cute and fairly quick to make! They are great for hanging up artwork on the fridge or lockers at school.  From start to finish to make 3 will take about a hour.

Here's the tutorial!

Step 1: Paint the tops of the clothespins. I had to do 3 coats of white before they were opaque.

Step 2: While the clothespins are drying, cut out 9 circles of fabric.  They should be about 1 inch wide. (the cap I am using is from a large tide bottle.

Step 3: Fold the circle into quarters.

Step 4: Put a dab of hot glue onto the clothespin and press the petal down. If it pops up like it did in the picture, just place a little hot glue on top of the petal and press it down.

Step 5: Repeat the petal process until there are 4 petal on the clothes pin.  Next, add a second layer of petals and place them as shown in the picture.

Step 6: Make the center petal as shown in the picture and place it in the middle. Make sure you have a large portion of hot glue in the center before you place this petal. Aren't these flowers getting cute!?

Step 7: Add a magnet if you like.  My magnet is from a large roll of magnetic tape. You can buy it at a craft store for under $5. Magnet dots would also work.

I hope you enjoy making these and thanks again to Jennifer at Circle of Love for having me!

P.S. Here are some more of the magnets I made.  Some would say I have an obsession! Currently they are in my locker and they make it look super cute!

Have a great weekend!


Carol said...

Love this idea! It actually seems like something my craft-challenged self could handle!

LeeAnn said...

This post is awesome on so many levels! The magnets are super cute, and look pretty easy to make. (Of course, you will have to tell me where to buy fabric. LOL)

Also, I love that there is a 16 year old out there interested in crafts! I used to do all kinds of crafty things when I was younger, and I really enjoyed it.

Tell Abby she can come guest post for me anytime! I'd love to have her over for a Saturday Playdate. :-)