Thursday, August 30, 2012

Craft Stick Dragonfly Magnets

 I think it's pretty natural to feel inspired by your surroundings, whether it's your home, or your workplace.

Luckily, I work in a place with plenty of colorful paper, paints, crayons and markers.  Not to mention the creative teachers who work there.  

Over the summer, we made these adorable dragonfly magnets with craft sticks and clothespins.  Here's what mine looks like...


 Yeah, I love him.  The over sized googly eyes are my favorite part.  

I started thinking about making a more sophisticated version of this magnet.  This is what I came up with...



 For this fly guy, I painted the clothespin with a copper acrylic paint.  For the craft sticks, I Mod Podged some cool scrapbook paper, and then trimmed it.  


After the Mod Podge dried, I used an old nail file to sand down the edges.  In the picture above, the left stick is the smooth after.  

I glued the wings together, and then onto the pin.  He's very fancy with his pearls, isn't he? 

 Which one do you like better?

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1 comments:

  1. Cool idea! I love the blue dragonfly; I'm gonna create something similar and do a cute little fuzzy spider and catapillar as well.

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