Thursday, 15 August 2013

Butterfly Lid Fridge Magnets - Tutorial!

Beaded Butterfly Lid Fridge Magnet

Glitter Butterfly Lid Fridge Magnet

Another Idea for a Lid Fridge Magnet!

These little Lid Fridge Magets are easy to make and what you decorate them with has endless possibilities - use your imagination and go for it...!

You will need...

Lids - Plastic or metal. You will be amazed at how many lids you already have in your home! The blue one in the photo is a milk bottle lid, the white was from a cool drink bottle and the gold one, from a jam jar.

Magnetic Tape Strip - Self-Adhesive - I got my from eBay. It can be cut to size with ordinary scissors.

Self-Adhesive Circular Felt Pads - the kind you stick on furniture legs to protect your floor from scratches. Or - you can just mount your butterfly straight onto the lid, as I did in the beaded one.

Foam Double-sided Sticky Pads - these are to mount your magnetic tape on, inside the lid, so they will make contact with your fridge door. (see photo below)

Double-sided Sticky tape

Seed Beads



Card for the Butterfly - I cut my butterfly with a Die in my Bigshot machine. I have given you a Butterfly Template which you can use to cut out your butterfly by hand. (You can also buy ready die-cut shapes very cheaply on eBay)

How to make you Lid Fridge Magnet...

Place your Foam Double-sided Sticky Pads inside the lid and cut and place the Magnetic Strip on last, so it is level with the lid rim.

On the flat side of the lid, place the Self-Adhesive Circular Felt Pads or cut and glue on any backing you want - felt or card will do fine.

Brush glue over your Butterfly and either scatter Glitter or Seed Beads over it. Leave to dry and then, with a strip of Double-Sided Sticky Tape, attach it to the lid.

View Inside Lid, Foam D/S Pads, Magnetic Tape Strip

So have a look at what you have in your craft cupboard and start making 
Lid Fridge Magnets...!

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