DIY Dachshund Magnet for Your Fridge

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Learn how to create a super cute DIY dachshund magnet for your fridge! This adorable magnet is great for displaying your children’s drawings or photos on the refrigerator. Or, use this little guy to keep coupons or recipes handy and within easy reach!

DIY Dachshund Magnet! Learn how to create a super cute DIY dachshund magnet for your fridge! This super cute magnet is great for displaying your children's drawings or photos on the refrigerator. Or, use this little guy to keep coupons or recipes handy and within easy reach!

I created my DIY dachshund magnet using the same dachshund silicone mold I used to create my darling dachshund melt and pour soaps. In addition to this mold you’ll also need some polymer clay, paints, glue and magnets.

DIY Dachshund Magnet! Learn how to create a super cute DIY dachshund magnet for your fridge! This super cute magnet is great for displaying your children's drawings or photos on the refrigerator. Or, use this little guy to keep coupons or recipes handy and within easy reach!

DIY Dachshund Magnet Tutorial

© Rebecca Dawn Dillon

What You’ll Need:

dachshund silicone ice cube tray
white original Sculpey oven bake clay
craft paints
craft paint brushes
clear acrylic sealer
strong magnets
E6000 glue

What to Do:

Begin by kneading the polymer clay until it’s soft and pliable. Then press the clay firmly into one of the cavities of your dachshund mold.

DIY Dachshund Magnet! Learn how to create a super cute DIY dachshund magnet for your fridge! This super cute magnet is great for displaying your children's drawings or photos on the refrigerator. Or, use this little guy to keep coupons or recipes handy and within easy reach!

Allow the clay in the mold to “firm” back up for about ten to fifteen minutes, then carefully remove the polymer clay from the mold cavity.

DIY Dachshund Magnet! Learn how to create a super cute DIY dachshund magnet for your fridge! This super cute magnet is great for displaying your children's drawings or photos on the refrigerator. Or, use this little guy to keep coupons or recipes handy and within easy reach!

Once you’ve removed the dachshund shaped clay from the mold, use a small amount of clay to form an ear for your dachshund. To do this, first knead the clay until soft and pliable. Then create a teardrop shape with the clay.

Press the clay onto the dachshund where his ear would be and gently shape it to look like an ear. Smooth the clay out around the base of the ear so it stays attached to the body, and press your finger into the “drop” of the teardrop shaped clay to flatten out the ear.

Now place the clay dachshund on a baking sheet in a 275°F oven for 15 minutes.

Once you’ve baked the clay, remove it from the oven and allow to cool.

DIY Dachshund Magnet! Learn how to create a super cute DIY dachshund magnet for your fridge! This super cute magnet is great for displaying your children's drawings or photos on the refrigerator. Or, use this little guy to keep coupons or recipes handy and within easy reach!

Use craft paints to paint your clay dachshund as desired once the clay has cooled. I used a combination of colors so my DIY dachshund magnet would look like my own dapple colored miniature dachshund.

DIY Dachshund Magnet! Learn how to create a super cute DIY dachshund magnet for your fridge! This super cute magnet is great for displaying your children's drawings or photos on the refrigerator. Or, use this little guy to keep coupons or recipes handy and within easy reach!

When the paint has fully dried, spray the magnet with a clear acrylic sealer. Allow the sealer to dry.

DIY Dachshund Magnet! Learn how to create a super cute DIY dachshund magnet for your fridge! This super cute magnet is great for displaying your children's drawings or photos on the refrigerator. Or, use this little guy to keep coupons or recipes handy and within easy reach!

Now flip your clay dachshund over and adhere two magnets to his back using E6000 glue.

DIY Dachshund Magnet! Learn how to create a super cute DIY dachshund magnet for your fridge! This super cute magnet is great for displaying your children's drawings or photos on the refrigerator. Or, use this little guy to keep coupons or recipes handy and within easy reach!

Once the glue dries, your dachshund magnet is ready to be displayed on your fridge or any other metal surface that your heart desires!

Want to switch it up a bit and make another? Check out more awesome variations of handmade dachshund magnets here.

This darling dachshund melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for dachshund lovers who must have everything dachshund! You know who you are. (wink.) I'm one of those people too.

Ready to make something else? Hop on over to my dachshund soap tutorial here to learn how to make your own lavender & chocolate scented dachshund soaps!

DIY Cactus Ring Holder! Learn how to make a DIY cactus ring holder! Made using polymer clay, this easy cactus ring holder offers a safe place to stash your rings! Molded onto the top of a decorative jar lid, this DIY cactus ring holders has space to stash your rings both inside the jar and out!

Or check out my cactus ring holder tutorial here for another great craft project that uses polymer clay!

If you enjoyed my DIY dachshund magnet tutorial, then be sure to check out my Jonesing for Crafts Pinterest board for more great DIY craft ideas. Or simply follow all of my Pinterest boards here. You can also follow me on G+TumblrFacebookTwitterBlog Lovin’, and Instagram. Or sign up to receive new posts from Soap Deli News blog to your email via FeedBurner so you never miss a post.

Did you make this magnet? Share your DIY dachshund magnet with the hashtag #soapdelishowoff on instagram! I’d love to see how yours turned out!


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DIY Etched Mason Jars Craft Project

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Starry DIY Etched Mason Jar Craft Project

This DIY Etched Mason Jars Craft Project is an easy way to dress up your empty mason jars as well as any  other glass jars you might have on hand. They’re perfect for storing and organizing items in your own home or you can fill them with delightful treats or handmade goodies for gifting!

Initially my handy dandy sometimes super assistant, Hunter, helped me with these using a DIY Etched Glass Champagne Flutes Kit from Darby Smart. Included in this kit were two champagne flutes plus one extra for practice, Martha Stewart Glass Etch Cream with Brush, and star stickers. We learned a few things with this kit. 1.) Practice first. 2.) Use a larger brush than what comes with the kit to get better, more even coverage. 3.) This works better, or rather is easier, with larger surfaces. 4.) Use stickers that adhere well enough that they don’t slip when brushing on the etching cream. Puffy stickers should be avoided all together as they are the worst culprit. 5.) Etching cream smells terrible. (As witnessed in this behind the scenes instagram photograph.)

The champagne flutes did not come out anywhere near what we were hoping for and we definitely would have benefited from practicing first. However, there was more than enough etching cream left to make a few mason jars so that’s what Hunter did. If you try this yourself and the first time’s a bust you can salvage your glass or jar by simply going back over the glass with more etching cream to frost the entire glass or jar.

Here’s how it’s done.

DIY Etched Mason Jar Craft Project - Step one

Start by applying your stickers to a clean glass surface. Use stars or letters or any other shape that suits your fancy.

DIY Etched Mason Jar Craft Project - Step two

Apply a thick coat of etching cream over entire surface you want to appear frosted. Allow to set for at least fifteen minutes or twenty for good measure.

DIY Etched Mason Jar Craft Project - Step three

Now rinse off the etching cream from the glass by running it under warm water. Once all of the etching cream comes off, remove the stickers and  wash the glass.

DIY Etched Mason Jar Craft Project - How to Etch Glass with Star Shapes

Your starry DIY Etched Mason Jars are now ready for whatever you choose their mission to be.

DIY Etched Mason Jar with Stars

You can leave your mason jars plain or dress them up with a bit of Kraft paper and baker’s twine.

DIY Natural Homemade Rosewater Recipe for Your DIY Beauty Recipes

Or decorate the lids of your mason jars with plastic toy animals, E6000 Glue and Krylon Short Cuts Spray Paint as I did for these mason jars I used to make homemade rosewater in. (Incidentally these decorative mason jars were also from a Darby Smart DIY Kit.)

Easy DIY Terrarium Magnets for Your Fridge!

If you like this craft project be sure to check out my other Darby Smart craft project for making easy DIY Terrarium Magnets. You can also find more inspirational ideas and DIY craft projects by following my Jonesing for Crafts board on Pinterest.


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DIY Terrarium Magnets

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Easy DIY Terrarium Magnets for Your Fridge!

I’ve been trying a lot of new DIY projects out recently, some with success and some that were so dismal I hid them in my craft box afterwards. As it turns out many crafts actually do require some skill and/or practice to get them just right – even those of us who were fine art majors in college. I’ve always known I don’t have steady enough hands for making jewelry, but apparently metal stamping and glass etching are not my forte either. However, this adorable project for making your own DIY Terrarium Magnets is definitely one craft project that everyone can make regardless of whether you were born with a Mod Podge and glitter embellished silver spoon in your proverbial craft gene.

I purchased the DIY Terrarium Magnet Kit for this particular project from Darby Smart to avoid having to hunt down supplies from various sources. My handy dandy super awesome sometimes assistant, Hunter, then helped me pull it all together. Here’s how it’s done.

Easy DIY Terrarium Magnets

What you’ll need:

Sheet of Plastic Film
3 Open Faced Magnetic Tins (3.5″ diameter)
Stone White Gravel
E6000 Glue
Preserved Green Reindeer Moss
3 Air Plants
Sharpie Marker
Scissors

What to do:

DIY Terrarium Magnets - Step One

Begin by placing the lid of a magnetic tin on the plastic sheet. use a Sharpie marker to trace around both the inside and outside of the tin.

DIY Terrarium Magnets - Step One

Repeat this step for each terrarium magnet you want to make.

DIY Terrarium Magnets - Step Two

Using scissors cut the circle shapes out of the plastic sheet by cutting in between the two lines you drew for each circle. Cut the circles in half. Use the glue to glue the plastic inside the open faced lid for each tin and allow to dry.

DIY Terrarium Magnets - Step Three

Place the gravel, moss and an air plant into the base of the tin arranging the rocks on the bottom with the moss and air plant on top.

DIY Terrarium Magnets - Step Four

Now screw the lid of the terrarium onto the base so that the plastic half circle you glued to the inside of the lid covers the bottom half of the tin where the rocks and moss are.

Easy DIY Terrarium Magnets

And that’s it! Your project is complete. Now just stick your DIY terrarium magnets on your fridge or to any other metal surface you’d like so you can show them off. Be sure to keep your air plants “watered” by misting or immersing the air plants in water once a week.

You can currently buy this DIY Terrarium Magnets Kit from Darby Smart for just $19 with free shipping. It has everything you need to make three terrarium magnets to perk up your home or office decor.

Interested in crafting a live moss terrarium? Then check out this Moss Terrarium DIY by Jacie of Moss Love as well as this cool DIY for a Living Terrarium Necklace. And for more fun ideas for craft projects be sure to follow my Jonesing for Crafts board on Pinterest!


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DIY Handmade Terrarium Necklaces

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DIY Terrarium Necklaces - How to Make Terrariums You Can Wear Plus A List of Suppliers!I’ve been planning to make my own terrariums for some time. Our neighborhood park has some both interesting and beautiful moss varieties growing within it especially after all of the rain we’ve gotten lately – nearly daily – for the past two months. However, I’ve been holding out until I have the chance to buy some activated charcoal which I plan to use in the base of the terrarium to help prevent mold growth. (Plus I plan to use it in an upcoming acne soap bar recipe.) However, after running across this gorgeous tutorial for crafting your own homemade diy terrarium necklace via Jordan Valley Home & Garden Club there may just be a change of plans. Not only does the author share a step by step photo and instruction tutorial on how to make these stunning terrarium necklaces, but she also supplies her priceless source list of suppliers for buying the actual terrarium housing for both necklaces and rings! So not only can I now make my own stunning terrarium necklaces, but I can also make those beautiful dandelion seed globe necklaces and rings I’ve seen for sale.

To learn how to make your own handmade terrarium necklaces and rings and find out where to get the goods, just make a quick stop over to the Utah based Jordan Valley Home & Garden Club blog.


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DIY Tutorial: How to Make Handmade Art Collage Note Cards

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Making your own art collage note cards is easy. It just requires a few paper products, some glue stick, scissors and your imagination. This tutorial will walk you through how to make your own custom collage note cards featuring tiny owls.

What you’ll need:
  • Standard 8.5″ x 11″ cardstock
  • Assorted scrapbook papers
  • Glue Stick
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Paper Cutter
  • Ink Jet or Laser Printer/Copier
  • Pen
  • Markers (optional)
  • 5.5″ x 4.25″ envelopes

Here’s what you do:

1. Start by measuring out your backgrounds for your collage designs. Each sheet of cardstock will serve as the base for two original works of art. You’ll need to measure and cut two rectangles from the background paper of your choice for your first set of two cards. These rectangles will be 4.75″ wide by 3.5″ high. Take your measurements then draw lines to connect the marks. A ruler works best for this. Unfortunately the boy commandeers all of my rulers and all I had left was a measuring tape.
2. Once you have your first rectangle, cut it out and then proceed on to the next.
3. Here are the two backgrounds I cut out. This is how they will look laid out on your cardstock. Remember that half the width of the cardstock is 5.5″. Once you’ve completed your collages, you will glue your backgrounds with the final art horizontally onto the bottom half of the cardstock. Be sure that the backgrounds are a quarter inch from the bottom of the page and that they are center within their own 5.5″ sections on either side of that imaginary divider line.
4. Cut out your shapes for your owls and any other imagery you’d like to use in your artwork. Use different colored or patterned papers to represent shapes. If you don’t have a paper in a color you need, simply flip it over to the white side and color it with marker before cutting out your shape. The basic shapes for the owl are pictured above. A circle for the body, smaller circles with dots colored on for the eyes, a triangle for the beak, and circles halved and shortened for the wings.
5. Once you have all of the shapes you need for your design, piece them together and arrange them to suit your taste. Once satisfied with your arrangement, glue the elements to the background.

6. You would then glue your collages to a piece of cardstock as instructed earlier. Remember, based on the measurements of your background, place the images a quarter inch up from the bottom. You can draw a light line down the center of the cardstock at 5.5″ to center your artwork onto either side so they are center with the edge of the cardstock and the center of the cardstock. Be sure to erase the line completely afterwards.
Here are some more images of note card designs I created:

 7. Once you’ve created your template for your note cards, all there is left to do is print off your cards! Simply place your card design on your copier and print out as many copies as you like onto cardstock. Then, using a paper cutter, cut each page down the middle so you are left with two single cards. Then fold the cards in half with the image side out. Pair each card with a standard invitation envelope measuring 5.5″ x 4/25″. These are available at any arts and crafts store. If you’re looking to make large quantities to sell, I recommend purchasing envelopes in bulk from Clear Bags. Clear Bags also sells Flap Seal Crystal Clear Bags for protecting your cards from dirt and grime especially if they’ll be on store shelves. They also allow you to bundle cards into sets.
To see more card designs I’ve created using this simple collage technique, check out my blog post “Before there was soap. Handmade cards and other paper crafts.
Do you still use paper stationery and note cards? If so, where is your favorite place to shop for paper cards?

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