DIY Dachshund Magnet for Your Fridge
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!
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 Tutorial
What You’ll Need:
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.
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.
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.
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.
When the paint has fully dried, spray the magnet with a clear acrylic sealer. Allow the sealer to dry.
Now flip your clay dachshund over and adhere two magnets to his back using E6000 glue.
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.
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!
Or check out my cactus ring holder tutorial here for another great craft project that uses polymer clay!
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