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August 22, 2016

finished bowThis pretty fridge magnet can be made totally out of scraps and reclaimed stuff. Use some cotton fabric taken from an old summer frock or nightdress, a magnet from the back of a broken fridge magnet, ribbon from gift wrap, and corrugated card from a packing box.

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Supplies:

  • 1 square of pretty floral cotton fabric measuring 2 to 3 inches
  • 1 scrap of corrugated card
  • 1 small length of six strand embroidery thread thread
  • glue
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • magnetic tape or an old fridge magnet
  • 1 small piece of narrow braid and/or small embellishment of your choice
Floral Bow Fridge Magnet
 
Floral Bow Fridge Magnet
 
Floral Bow Fridge Magnet
 

Steps:

  1. Fold the fabric concertina style and then fold in half.
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    Floral Bow Fridge Magnet
     
  3. Round off the ends using sharp scissors.
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  5. Tie the middle tightly using the embroidery thread.
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  7. Wrap the braid around the middle of the bow and glue in place, or use an embellishment.
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    Floral Bow Fridge Magnet
     
  9. Cut a piece of corrugated card that will fit neatly on the back of the bow.
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  11. Cover the card with coloured paper and glue in place.
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    Floral Bow Fridge Magnet
     
  13. Pinch the ends flat and trim with scissors.
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    Floral Bow Fridge Magnet
     
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  15. Glue the bow to the card.
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    Floral Bow Fridge Magnet
     
  17. Glue the magnet to the other side of the card. Leave the glue to dry thoroughly before using.
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