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Dragonfly Clothespin Fridge Magnet


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June 12, 2017

Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - clip on fridgeThis pretty little dragonfly will attach to your fridge or any steel surface and hold important pieces of paper in her mouth that you don't want to lose. It is very easy to make and a set of three would make a lovely gift.

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Supplies:

  • 1 wooden clothes peg (pins)
  • decorative paper
  • wiggle eyes
  • strong glue
  • magnetic tape
  • glitter pipe cleaner
  • 1 small elastic band
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 pencil or marker
Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - supplies
 
Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - supplies, stick on jewels
 
Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Draw around the peg on the back of the fancy paper and cut it out.
  2. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - trace around the clothes pin onto the back of the paper
     
    Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - cut it out
     
  3. Check that it fits.
  4. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - check fit the paper
     
  5. Glue it in place.
  6. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet -spead glue on the pin
     
    Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - spreading
     
    Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - glue paper to pin
     
  7. Add the wiggle eyes
  8. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - gluing on wiggle eyes
     
    Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - closeup of eyes glued on
     
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  9. and some sticky jewels.
  10. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - add stick on jewels
     
  11. Use the elastic band to hold the peg open.
  12. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - use elastic band to hold pin open
     
  13. Cut the pipe cleaner in half.
  14. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - cut pipe cleaner in half
     
  15. Twist each half into a figure 8.
  16. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - twist each half into a figure 8
     
  17. Apply plenty of glue to the inside of the peg on one side only and insert the pipe cleaner wings.
  18. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - add glue to one side of the pin and set the wings
     
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  19. Use the point of the scissors to push them well back.
  20. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - push the wings well back using a pair of scissors
     
    Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - view from the top of the wings glued in place
     
  21. Leave the scissors in place to hold the wings down on the glue and leave to dry.
  22. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - leave scissors in place until the glue is dry
     
  23. Once the glue is dry you can remove the elastic band (by cutting it if necessary).
  24. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - once glue is dry remove the elastic band, cut if necessary
     
  25. Cut a strip of magnetic tape to fit and remove the backing strip.
  26. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - cut a strip of magnetic tape and remove the backing
     
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  27. Apply the magnetic strip to the underside of the dragon fly.
  28. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - stick down on the pin
     
    Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - tape in place
     
  29. Spread the wings out.
  30. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - spread the wings out
     
  31. Use your dragonfly to hold small important papers such as reminders, photos or receipts.
  32. Dragonfly Fridge Magnet - use your clip to hold small papers or receipts
     
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