Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mouse trap magnets


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You know, sometimes when I do a project, I have to give myself a pep talk.  As in, "no this craft will not be as stupid as it sounds," kinda talk.  

When I thought, "mousetraps, magnets, awesome," I actually had to nudge myself into doing this. I mean, I saw something like this about three years ago on Pinterest, you know, when Pinterest was still by invitation only, and thought to myself, "huh, mouse traps huh?" 


Then as the thought sunk in, it really made sense to make them.  I love magnets, I love strange and oddball crafts, WHY NOT!

Paired with my two other favorite things in the crafting world, washi tape and Mod Podge Melts, I really could NOT go wrong.


This was my first time using the colored Mod Podge Melts.  When I played with them before to make my wine glass charms, I used the clear melts and I had to paint them, but with the colored melts, I didn't have to do that!

I painted the mouse traps first. Then, while I was waiting for the little charms to cool, I wrapped the mousetraps with washi tape and I hot glued some super strong magnets to the backs.


When the paint was dry and the melts were cooled, I hot glued them together!


And aren't you loving the marbled look?  Wanna know how I did that?  I put in a 1/3 of an orange melt into my hot glue gun, and when I needed to reload the melts, I added a clear melt.  It helped clear out the orange color from my hot glue gun anyway!


 And so there you go, some super fun, quirky magnets that will hold so much stuff because they are built to well, uh, take care of rodents.



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15 comments:

  1. These are so original and totally adorable! I love upcycled, useful art!

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  2. Cute idea - I would have never thought to make something like this.

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  3. Omg, these are adorable!! What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  4. Can't say I would have ever thought of this! What a fun cute idea!

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  5. These are so fun!! Incredibly creative and useful!

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  6. These are ridiculously cute! I can't wait to make some of my own :)

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  7. I would of never of thought to do this until now! Something so simple, and really cute.

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  8. I love repurposing things and making cute new fun items. What a great idea!

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  9. Haha, my daughter is OBSESSED with magnets. Our refrigerator won't hold magnets, so we put ours on the door of the trash compactor. We might have to try these when she gets a little older.

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  10. I love these! Repurposed goodies are my favorite kinds of crafts. :)

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  11. This is so creative. Those little melts are so cool. You could do so many different projects with them.

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  12. HAHA! it is so adorably cute! sorry I was thinking about mickey mouse all of a sudden looking at it. (sorry).
    Anyways, lovely arts and crafts :D

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