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Making Vintage Fridgie Diet Reminder Magnets

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These cute vintage style magnets may not keep you on your diet, but they will make you smile while you sneak a snack. This is a guide about making vintage fridgie diet reminder magnets.
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April 30, 2009

Here is another vintage Diet Reminder Fridgie. This cute little cow is easy and fun to make. Something the kids can help with, and it makes a nice little gift with a humorous message.
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Instructions:

  1. Print out the template (make 2 of the cow). I prefer card stock because it is easier trace around.
  2. Lay patterns right side down on the foam and trace around them with a black Sharpie. The reason for this is so that if any of the line remains when you cut them out, the lines will not be visible to your finished craft. Cut out the pieces and turn the pieces right side up.
  3. Position the udder in the proper place between the 2 cow pieces and glue in place.
  4. Matching the edges of cow pieces, glue them together.
  5. Match up the tips of the horns, and glue the horn piece in place.
  6. Make a bow with the ribbon, and glue it to the horns as shown in the photo.
  7. Glue eyes, nose and mouth in place.
  8. Using a toothpick, place a small dot of white glue where you want to start the text. Position the "H", and continue with all the alphabet macaroni letters to spell out "Holy Cow, Are You Eating Again". If you are unable to find the alphabet macaroni, just print the words on paper or poster board and glue to the cow.
  9. Glue a couple strips of magnet to the back of the cow.

The instructions are also in a PDF file for which you may need Acrobat Reader to view. Download Acrobat Reader

Click Here to download the Cow Diet Reminder Fridgie Instructions and Templates in PDF format.

By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR

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By 0 found this helpful
March 2, 2009

This was one of my most popular crafts to sell in the 60's. The foam is not the same now as back then, but it is more dense and easier to work with. A great little tuck-in gift for secret pals, friends, and loved ones.

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Instructions

  • Print out the templates on page 2 and cut out.
  • Lay on foam with wrong side up and draw around the pieces with the Sharpie.
  • Cut out the pieces and turn the pieces right side up.
  • Glue the tail piece over the head piece.
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  • Draw in the details on the ear, the trunk, and the toes.
  • Tie the ribbon into two little bows and glue one to the ear and one to the base of the tail.
  • Glue a couple magnet strips (about an inch long) to the back of the elephant. I placed mine one behind the ear and one about where the tail is.
  • Other Options

    You can cut a small piece for the tail as the photo shows, or you can draw it on as the template shows. You can draw the eye on or you can use the wiggly eye and half a sequin. Also, if you can find alphabet macaroni, you can glue it on in place of the sign, spelling out "I'LL START MY DIET TOMORROW."

    The instructions are also in a PDF file for which you may need Acrobat Reader to view. Download Acrobat Reader

    Click Here to download the Elephant Diet Reminder Instructions in PDF format.

    By Harlean from Hot Springs, AR

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