Hi guys! This is Marianela from Love Vividly. I’m so excited to share this fun DIY project with you all! Who here loves ice cream?! I’m all about ice cream every day of my life. I may or may not be lactose intolerant, but I don’t let that stop me from eating one of my favorite desserts! When Holly asked me to share a DIY I had a couple of ideas in mind, but this one was by far one of my faves! Plus, now I get to cover my fridge with these adorable little ice cream bars! So get ready, because it’s actually pretty simple to make and you’ll be impressed with how it turns out (I know I was!).
- Air clay
- Needle tool
- Wood modeling tool
- Acrylic paints (colors of choice)
- Paint brushes
- Glass seed beads
- Mini popsicle sticks
- Hot glue gun
- Ceramic disc magnets (found mine at Home Depot)
Step 1: Using your tools, mold the clay into the shape of an ice cream bar.
Step 2: Break or cut the mini Popsicle stick(s) in half and place onto the back of the ice cream bar from step 1. Using excess clay, place the clay over the ice cream bar on top of the Popsicle stick. By doing so, this will ensure the Popsicle stick is secure to your clay.
Step 3: Let dry for 24 hours; the time may vary depending on how thick your clay is.
Step 4: Paint your ice cream bars using colors of your choice. Let dry.
Step 5: Using a different color (I chose white), paint the top half of your ice cream and give it a “dip effect” Let dry.
Step 6: Put glue onto the painted “dip effect” part from step 4 of your ice cream bar, and dip into a pile of glass seed beads. Let dry.
Step 7: Using a hot glue gun, glue a magnet onto the back of the ice cream bar, and let dry once again.
Step 8: Once everything is fully dry, your ice cream magnets are all set and ready for use!
I’m so happy with how these magnets turned out! They’re looking super cute on our fridge right now! Not only will these magnets spruce up your fridge or workspace, but they will also make a great gift for your BFF’s!