Kids are always growing out of their clothes, and blue jeans seem to suffer more abuse than other items. Quite often jeans, especially those belonging to the boys, have too many rips and tears to be donated. Instead save them for fun craft projects. With spring here using some of that denim to make some pretty flower magnets seems very fitting! A great way to display your children’s artwork on the fridge!
Note: Normally when painting on fabric or denim you would either use fabric paint or mix in a fabric medium to keep the paint from washing out. However, for this project it isn’t necessary, as you won’t need to run them through the washing machine any time soon.
- Denim scraps
- 4 wooden clothespins
- 4- ¾” round magnets
- Acrylic craft paint in various colors
- Hot glue gun
How to Make It:
- Cut denim scraps into 4-inch pieces, smaller pieces for flower centers.Paint each piece of denim the color you want your flower to be. Paint the smaller pieces the color you want your center to be. Allow the pieces to dry.
- Meanwhile, paint the wooden clothespins green and allow them to dry. Hot glue a round magnet to the back of each clothespin toward the top.
- Use scissors to cut flower shapes from the painted denim. Hot glue the flowers to the front of the clothespins; this will hide the magnets in the back.
- Hang on the refrigerator to display your artwork and class papers!