Sunday, July 1, 2012

DIY Magnetic Flower Clips

Only one month into my summer vacation and I am already getting excited for school to resume in the fall. My newest addition to the classroom is an adorable set of DIY magnetic flower clips. They were cheap and easy to create and these colorful magnets make such a fun statement in my classroom.


Want the details? Here we go...
Supplies: All you need is a hot glue gun, artificial flowers, & magnet man clips.


Step 1:
To begin, remove the stem from an artificial flower. Turn the flower upside down and apply a generous dollop of hot glue to the plastic area where the stem used to be. Set the flower into the round head of the magnet man (do this quickly while the glue is still hot and before it sets).


Step 2:
Next, apply a small amount of hot glue onto the front of the magnet man's legs and gently push the bottom layer of petals onto the glue (this helps to disguise the legs). Then you're done! It's SO easy!

 

 A side profile of a magnetic flower clip. As you can see, the lower petals still need a bit of glue applied to the front of the legs.



I love how fun and cheerful the finished clips look on my classroom whiteboard.


 What fun classroom projects are you working on this summer?


19 comments:

  1. These are precious. So cheerful! I have been trying to finish projects and as soon as I get finished I start another one!
    Jennifer
    kindertrips

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    1. Thank you! I know the feeling... I have been VERY busy with lots of little projects this summer as well.

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  2. Oh no! Now I have a project that seems so easy that I HAVE to do it. These are too cute, Maria! LOVE them!

    Sarah
    Miss A's Kindergarten

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  3. Oooh! I love this!! So cute and easy and practical, too! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Nicole
    Rowdy in Room 300

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    1. Don't you just love easy and practical? Thanks!

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  4. I love these clips. I am going to have to make some for my classroom.

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  5. I am going to make me some of these!!

    Terri Izatt
    tizatt@ecsdnv.net

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  6. Those are adorable!! I love them. Thanks for the DIY tutorial!!
    Lisa
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

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  7. Love! Always looking for creative ways to brighten up my room!

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  8. I have a feeling that Pinterest will be blowing up again with this one. Sooooooooooo adorable!
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

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    1. Thanks Steph! Love the name of your blog!

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  10. I love these! Need to do it ASAP :)
    Alexa
    http://bilingualscrapbook.blogspot.com/

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    1. They are so cheap and easy, go nuts with it!

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  11. Those are so cute! I have a few of those magnets... I might have to try this with blue and green to match my room this year. Thanks for sharing!

    littlesassafras.blogspot.com

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