DIY Ice Cream Magnets

DIY Ice Cream Magnets DIY Ice Cream Magnets 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!).

DIY Ice Cream MagnetsSupplies needed:

  • 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)

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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!

DIY Ice Cream MagnetsI’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!

Letter Cork Board Magnet

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Happy New Year! Still kind of in shock that 2014 is over. They say that time goes by faster as you get over, and if that’s true, I’m feeling super old right now. Time never used to fly this fast. Well, now that Christmas is over (sniffles), I guess I should get back to sharing normal everyday stuff. Plus, it was a goal for me to get back to my DIY/craft roots instead of focusing so much on recipes.

So today I’m happy to share a quick, easy and cheap craft that you can easily personalize. You can make this in less than an our, so it makes a great weeknight craft when you’re feeling inspired. Now, you probably have magnets on your fridge. That’s generally what people use to hang photos and other items. So let’s change it up a bit by adding a cork board magnet to your fridge! PS – this totally works for a magnetic whiteboard too, so you can use it for more than just your fridge. Personalize it by using the first letter of your name and paint it to match your kitchen decor. It also makes a nice handmade gift!

Here’s what you need:

  • Cork board letter (or shape)
  • 4 or more heavy magnets
  • Paint
  • Glue gun
  • Push pins

You can find a letter like mine at Michaels for a couple bucks as well as all of the other supplies. If you don’t want to use a letter, try a fun shape like a conversation bubble or a heart! Paint it with a few coats of standard craft paint – I used gold because my kitchen has a lot of yellow and blue elements. If you want, use tape or other items to make designs on the letter like stripes or polka dots.Then let the paint dry completely.

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Use a glue gun to glue heavy magnets (thick enough to hold some weight) to the back of the cork board. Depending on the shape, you should try to use at least 4 in the corners of it for maximum security. Once the glue has dried, stick it to your fridge and start pinning! I like pinning items like business cards or notes to it, and I leave the pictures on the fridge with regular magnets because I don’t want to puncture them. It adds some nice variety though.

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Have fun with it and try new shapes and paint designs! This magnetic cork board letter would make a cute last-minute homemade gift for your friends or, obviously, for yourself. Enjoy, and have a safe and happy New Year!

Geometric Magnets

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I’m in the process of rethinking the apartment now that Andrew will be moving in, and I’ve decided I want to have a blue and yellow theme in the kitchen. Nothing too crazy, but some small, bright accents would be nice.

So I thought, what could I add? Geometric magnets! It was a pretty easy project, and I like how the colors look against my white fridge.

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For this project, you’ll need:

  • Sculpting clay
  • Cutting tool
  • Magnets
  • Paint
  • Glue gun or strong hold glue
  • Cup or rolling pin
  • Template or stencil

Start out by printing out the design you want to make, unless of course you are confident in your free handing. I certainly am not, so I just printed out a hexagon and cut it out.

Roll out your clay using a cup or a rolling pin until it is approximately one fourth of an inch thick. Lay the stencil on the clay and use the cutting tool to carefully cut the design.

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Cover the pieces in a few coats of paint and let them dry a little before popping them in the oven according to the package’s instructions. The brand I used suggested baking at 230 degrees for 30 minutes.

Once they’ve cooled, take the pieces outside to spray a thin coat of acrylic sealant to give them a clean shine. After they’ve dried, glue medium sized magnets to the backs using a glue gun or heavy glue. Personally, I prefer my glue gun because I rarely have a good, intense glue on-hand.

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Then it’s time to start hanging! Use these geometric magnets to hang photos, notes, etc. or just make cute designs on your fridge.