Waking up to yet another rainy day in the midwest, I’m looking for any signs of spring I can find! Aside from a few crocuses and a random early daffodil, there haven’t been many. Since I can’t find much color outside my house, I decided to break out the projects to add color to the inside.
These egg magnets are made using polymer clay, and have tiny clips on the back to hold artwork, lists, or photos in place.
Polymer clay in desired colors-I used Sculpey III from Polyform Products
brads and ric-rac
liquid adhesive-I used Fabri-Tac from Beacon Adhesives
small pieces of foam core (if necessary)
First, condition clay according to package directions. Then flatten using hands and/or clay roller into egg shape about 1/4″ thick. Next, position embellishments as desired. Press brads into clay to form small holes on front side of egg, and press clothespin into reverse side of each egg. Remove brads and pins, and bake clay eggs according to manufacturer’s directions.
After clay has cooled, apply liquid glue to posts of brads, and insert into pre-made holes. Glue ric-rac pieces across egg fronts between brads, and glue clothespins into pre-pressed indent on reverse side. Glue (using foam core if necessary to raise magnet enough to clear clothespin clip) magnet onto center reverse of egg.
These spring egg magnet clips are a great way to use up leftover scraps from other projects, since you can really decorate them however you like. Plus, they’re an “eggcellent” way to add some fresh spring color!
Until next time…