I'm not much of a DIY gal, as a rule. I mean, I love looking at step-by-step on other people's blogs, but never ever do them, let alone post them myself.
But then I did a nifty little project last week and thought would be a hoot to share it here.
I usually chuck out these hideous free magnets that real estate agents slip through our letterbox. It was my husband who fished them out of the bin and said, "Wouldn't they make a great craft project?"
I peeled the hideousness off and also noticed that my little 'un had come back from my Mum and Dad's with a plastic bag sporting an image she was rather fond of. "This is an alien-friend driving a plastic sandwich!" she announced. I suspect the burger rolls that originally came in the bag may have tasted not unlike their wrapping, but I kept my views to myself.
Partly to ensure that the image stuck to the magnet, and partly because I am an arty tosser, I gessoed the magnet and waited for it to dry. Then I adhered the image with gel medium and painted a coat on top to seal it. By my reckoning, a big of white paint and any old crafty glue would do just as well.
The best bit was cutting the image out and putting it on the fridge, then watching my little 'un's delight as she discovered it nestled among her usual favourites. (And not just because I got to use those fandangled scissors I once bought at a craft fair specially to cut rubber stamps... and have only used once before now. Sigh!)
So there you go. Took all of five minutes, was totally free, reduced real estate agent-produced landfill a smidgen and made a toddler smile. All in a day's work for this arty tosser! Har har.