Sunday, September 9, 2012

Animal Magnets

Chris is dealing with some major tooth pain, so my idea was to plan some little projects that I wouldn't really need him to help with. Of course, he ended up deciding he wanted to do most of the work, so I just assumed the role of photographer.

 So, this week we have three easy projects that would make great gifts! I don't know about you, but it seems like many of our friends are buying a home, getting married or having a baby. These are cute, inexpensive and fun things you could make for just about anything you need a small gift for. You don't have to be made of money to send something thoughtful!

Here is the first of three - Animal magnets, which I'm sure you've seen on Pinterest (or fun sites like If you haven't, this is a great idea that we came up with! Just kidding, I can't steal the credit. Anyway, onto the instructions.

On Saturday we went to a couple craft sales and antique markets, and while we were exploring we can across these little guys. The four of them cost us $2, but you could also find some at any toy or dollar store. Once you have the plastic animals, all you need is a pocket knife, small circle magnets and super glue.

The instructions are simple, first, cut the animals in half (as cruel as it may seem).

Then, glue the magnets onto the flat back part of each animal half. We recommend super glue, because hot glue won't hold as well.

And there you have it! A fun addition to any fridge and what could be a fun housewarming gift. Our roommates are really enjoying these. We also had some fun while we were making them...

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more mini-projects later this week.


  1. This is a GREAT idea! Really love it! Liz

  2. Now that is HILARIOUS!! Thanks for the laugh!! I'd love for you to come link up. Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Linky party is open!

  3. These are awesome!!! I'm giving you a shout out on my FB page - cos more people have got to see this!!!! Nat

  4. You are a STAR at I Gotta Create! I'm featuring you today. Thanks so much for linking up <3

    <3 Christina