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? Magnets! It was a pretty easy project, and I like how the colors look against my white fridge.
For this project, you’ll need:
- Sculpting clay
- Cutting tool
- 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.
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.
Then it’s time to start hanging! Use them to hang photos, notes, etc. or just make cute designs on your fridge.