How to make butterfly magnets for a spring refrigerator…..

Welcome to the 6 Days of Spring! We are so excited you are here!
I can’t wait to share with you how to make these pretty butterfly magnets using those cute little butterflies in the garden aisle!
All week long, 5 other blogs and I, including the Pottery Barn blog, Eclectically Vintage,French Country Cottage,The Shabby Creek Cottage,and the Lily Pad Cottage will be filling the next 5 days with spring projects, ideas and inspirations! That’s over 36 awesome inspirations to get your spring fever going! Our sixth day, next Monday the 4th, will be the end to a great week with a spring fever linky party you can join in on and a $250 gift certificate from Pottery Barn so you can get your spring shopping started!!And there will be a $50 giveaway from my shop to add in! It’s going to be an amazing 6 days of Spring!!!
I  am so excited to share my first project with you!
Every time I walk  through the craft store,I am always attracted to those packs of butterflies in the floral aisle.
Many time I’ll buy them not really knowing what to use them for, but there is just something about them that I love.
I thought some magnets would be cute and I know my girls would love them. With a house full of estrogen,we are all things glitter and sparkles around here. Unless they are fighting; then it’s blood, hair-pulling, glitter and sparkles.
 I grabbed some round magnets, and I also had some wood craft disks on hand that I painted black. I was afraid if I glued the butterflies right to the magnets, they would get de-winged pretty quick.
 I first hot-glued the disk to the magnet and once that cooled, I flipped it over and glued the butterfly to the front.
 They were pretty just sitting on the vintage cutting board I use for my hot glue gun.
 Once they were cool, I put them on my fridge around some of the kids artwork.
 Butterflies will make anything look good. Even good old Bessie (our fridge.)
 It’s a fun way to bring some sweet artwork to life. They have been flying all over the fridge, adorning A+ papers,lunch tickets, and spelling lists.
We’ve only had 1 de-winging and luckily there was no blood or hair-pulling involved that time.
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Please stop by these other blogs participating in the 6 days of Spring with all of their Spring projects and ideas!!!! Just click on the button to go to the next project!!!
Turn a vintage clock case into a faux butterfly study
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Comments

  1. What a cute spring project. Can’t wait to visit all the others…

  2. Those butterflies are fun and this is such a cute idea for using them.

  3. I see these butterflies too and have wondered how to use them. Such a cute idea. Love all your ideas, because they are so do-able and afforadable. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  4. So glad the blood and hair pulling was put on hold to make these beauties!

    Spring has sprung – and Bessie is wearing it well!

    Thrilled to be part of the 6 Days of Spring with you my friend!
    Kelly

  5. Oh! I need some butterflies on my fridge! So pretty – and functional too!

  6. Absolutely darling!! Love them- perfect for little gifts for teachers too!! :)

  7. Cute magnets, and just right for spring!

  8. What an adorable project. Great magnets for spring!

  9. Love so much that idea of celebrating spring. Love your butterflies DIY !
    Xoxo from PARIS under snow !!
    Joëlle

  10. What a pretty Spring collection! Lots of great ideas from such talented girls :)

  11. What a cute little project!

  12. Cute idea!

  13. Cute project, I love the butterflies!

  14. Jen,

    Those are so cute! I love the bright colors! Thanks for inspiring me today!

    blessings,
    karianne

  15. These are so cute! I just saw some butterflies like this at a flower shop but couldn’t figure out what I would do with them. Kicking myself now :) I’ll have to go back and pick them up. So excited to be working with you this week, can’t wait to see your other fun ideas!

  16. butterflies always make a room look happy, indeed! thanks for sharing and I’m picking up some magnets and butterflies at my next craft store stop!

    xoxo,

    Sophia “Sophie” Stone

  17. Awww, so happy and cute for spring! Great idea :-)

  18. so sweet and such a simple and easy spring project! Can’t wait to see what you all have in store for us the rest of the week! :)

    Heather

  19. Would be beautiful on my inspiration board in my craft room…thanks for sharing!
    ~Pendra

  20. Really cute! Great start to Spring inspiration.

    Jeanette

  21. Love those, Jennifer! Just pinned them to my ‘to do’ list!
    -Trish

  22. So cute! They look so springlike on your fridge!

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