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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Darling Dachshund Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

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This darling dachshund melt and pour soap recipe is perfect for dachshund lovers who must have everything dachshund! You know who you are. (wink.)

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.

Jasper the Dachshund - Follow his snarky remarks on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jasperandjude

This is my dachshund, Jasper. He’s currently very displeased I’ve put him on a diet – ie. no more cheese on his food – but alas he’s seven now and a bit pudgy. He does act as though I’m starving him however, as he looks at his dog dish, then back again at me wondering what’s going on. While there is food in his dish, – Blue Buffalo even! – he seems to have a certain disdain towards the lack of extras dusting the top and pretends his dish is indeed quite empty.  But enough about Jasper.

This easy dachshund melt and pour soap recipe does make a fantastic gift for any dog lover, but most especially us dachshund lovers. I’ve scented it with a combination fragrance blend of chocolate fragrance oil and lavender essential oil, and used a brown sparkle soap color bar to give the dachshund soap embed in the center a bit more visual interest.

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.

Chocolate & Lavender Dachshund Melt and Pour Soap Recipe

© Rebecca’s Soap Delicatessen

Ingredients:

3 oz. Crafter’s Choice (or similar) clear basic melt and pour soap base
21 oz. Crafter’s Choice (or similar) white basic melt and pour soap base
.05 oz. Crafter’s Choice (or similar) chocolate fragrance oil
.2 oz. lavender essential oil
Crafter’s Choice (or similar) brown sparkle color bar, 1/8th of one square
Crafter’s Choice (or similar) neon purple playdate soap color bar, 1 square

Tools & Supplies:

Dachshund Shaped Ice Cube Tray
Ozera 6-Cavity Silicone Soap Mold
spray bottle with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
large glass Pyrex measuring cup
cutting board
utensils for stirring
Chef’s knife
digital scale
microwave

Instructions:

This dachshund melt and pour soap recipe will yield six soap bars. It is important to note I used a basic, rather than a natural soap base, as the natural soap base tended to cool too quickly for neatly made soaps. However, you can experiment with other bases if you’d like and it’s quite likely you may have more patience and a steadier hand than me.

To make your dachshund soaps, you’ll begin by making the dachshund embeds for this dachshund melt and pour soap recipe. To do this, use a digital scale to weigh out 3 oz. of clear melt and pour soap base. Using a Chef’s knife, cut it into chunks and place inside a Pyrex measuring cup. Heat for 30 seconds in the microwave. Remove the soap from the microwave using towel to grasp the handle of the measuring cup in case it’s hot, stir and add 1/8th chunk of the brown sparkle color bar. Heat an additional 20-30 seconds until the soap is melted completely, watching to make sure it does not boil, then remove from the microwave and stir again until all of the color has dissolved and is evenly distributed.

Allow the soap to cool slightly, then weigh out the chocolate fragrance oil. Add the fragrance oil to the melted soap base and stir well.

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.

Next, place your dachshund silicone mold onto a cutting board. Then pour the brown sparkle colored soap evenly into six of the dachshund shaped mold cavities.

Spritz the tops of the dachshund soaps with alcohol to remove any air bubbles, then place the mold into the refrigerator using the cutting board for transport to prevent spills.

Once your dachshund soaps have hardened and cooled completely, remove from mold from the refrigerator. Now gently remove the dachshund shaped soaps from the mold.

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.

Place the 6-cavity rectangular mold onto the cutting board or small cookie sheet. Then proceed by placing one dachshund soap into each of the six cavities of this mold.

How to make easy melt and pour soaps.

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.

Now weigh out 21 oz. of the white melt and pour soap base. Cut into cubes and combine in a large glass Pyrex measuring cup. Melt the soap in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each heating, until almost completely melted. Add one square of the purple soap color and continue the process until the soap and color have melted completely. Stir well so the color is evenly incorporated throughout the soap base.

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.

Allow the white soap base to cool a bit. (Pouring this soap too hot can cause some of the color from the dachshund embeds to escape into the surrounding purple tinted soap.) Once the soap base has cooled a bit, weigh out and stir in the lavender essential oil.

Spritz the tops of the dachshund soap embeds with alcohol.

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.

Now slowly and carefully pour this soap base into the 6-cavity rectangular soap mold over and around the dachshund soap embeds. To help keep any soap from pooling under the dachshund embeds, I pushed my dachshund soap embeds into the mold cavities as I poured the soap until it was just under the height of the dachshunds. Then I went back and filled the mold cavities the rest of the way with the purple tinted soap.

Finally, spritz the tops of the soaps you just poured with alcohol to remove any air bubbles then place in the refrigerator.

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.

Once your dachshund melt and pour soap bars have solidified and cooled completely, remove them from the refrigerator. Then carefully remove each bar from the 6-cavity rectangular mold.

Wrap your soaps tightly with food service film then pair with my DIY Conversation Heart Soaps and gift to your favorite dachshund lover(s) this Valentine’s Day!

For more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas also be sure to check out my Valentine’s Day heart jelly soap recipe – that jiggles like Jell-O! – along with 18 more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas here. Or discover even more DIY Valentine’s Day gift ideas by following my DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts board on Pinterest. You can also find and follow me on Blog Lovin’TumblrFacebook, TwitterG+ and Instagram.


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Doxie Love

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I am all about my miniature dachshund. His name is Jasper and he is definitely one of the big loves of my life. He’ll be a year old in August and he is just the sweetest and friendliest of dogs I know. For those of you who own a mini doxie yourselves, I’m sure you understand exactly what I mean. And that could be why there are so many handmade products out there in tribute to these adorable little fellas.
I found some wonderful products all dedicated to doxies in one shop in particular on etsy whimsically named Persnickety Pelican. I couldn’t help but fall in love with these adorable finds. What about you?

1. Secret Garden Decorative Square Dachshund Pillow, $24
2. Summer Popsicle Doxie Whimsylicious Dachshund Coin Purse, $9
3. Garden Doxie Whimsical Woolies Felted Soap, $15
4. Doxie in the Garden Maze Set of Two Supersized Dachshund Potholders, $16


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