I’ve been working hard on the big projects here around the condo–refinishing cabinets, installing and finishing countertops, building banquette seating, tiling a backsplash, and the list goes on. While all of those things are good and fun, I’ve really been missing those smaller, crafty-type projects I used to work on.
Soooo…I’ve decided to make time–or at least TRY to make time–in my schedule for a DIY craft project each week. Some weeks (like today) it’ll be something really tiny that we can make in about 10 minutes. Other weeks, it may be something a little bigger and more time consuming. But either way, I’ll try to make them budget-friendly. Actually, I really won’t have a choice on that. If I’m going to do crafts, they HAVE to be budget-friendly!!
So let’s get started! I’m having to ease back into this whole craft thing, so I’m starting off super easy with fabric-covered button fridge magnets and push pins.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Package of half ball cover buttons (I used the 1 1/2-inch size for the magnets, and the 7/8-inch size for the push pins.)
- Fabric with a small print
- Mod Podge
- Small craft paint brush
- Craft magnets and/or thumb tacks
If you’ve never used half ball cover buttons before, this is what they look like. You can get them at the fabric store.
This is a really easy project to do. But please…I beg you…if you do this project with children, please WATCH THEM LIKE HAWKS with those magnets. Magnets (especially those super-strong magnets like the ones pictured above) can do some serious harm to a child if swallowed.
Also remember…if you’re going to purchase supplies for this project or any other project from Michael’s, JoAnn Fabrics, or Hobby Lobby, don’t forget your coupon(s)!! I seldom purchase anything at regular retail price from those stores. Also, JoAnn Fabrics will take competitor’s coupons.
So that’s it for today. Like I said, I’m easing into the crafty projects. Next week’s will be a tad bit more difficult…but still pretty easy!