DIY Leaf Magnets
- Laminated Leaf Magnets
This quick and easy DIY project will bring some autumn flair to your refrigerator. Use the laminated leaves to hold lists or notes.
(This DIY is easily changeable by seasons! Try pressed flowers in the spring and summer or holly leaves in the winter.)
Things You’ll Need:
- A heavy book
- Laminator/ laminated sleeves
- Small disc magnet
The first thing you need to do is collect leaves. Make sure to get a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. It is recommended to thoroughly dry and flatten them out so place the leaves in a thick book for a few days.
Slide the leaves into the laminated sleeves and run them through your laminator.
Once laminated, cut the leaves out. Be sure to leave a border around the leaf, if you cut too close, you might break the laminated seal. Glue a small disc magnet to the back of each leaf and stick them to the refrigerator. Enjoy them all season long!
- Turkey Leaf Magnets
These adorable turkey leaf magnets can live on your refrigerator, in your office or in your kid’s locker as fall decor. Not only are they festive and cute, but functional. The clothespin allows the turkeys to hold notes, photos, or lists for your convenience.
Things You’ll Need:
- 2 ¾” Clothespins
- ⅜” Wood furniture button
- Wiggle plastic eyes
- Red and orange felt
- Disc Magnet
To complete this DIY, begin by gathering leaves of larger and smaller sizes. Glue a smaller leaf on top of a larger one to create the turkey’s feathers. Glue the pair of leaves to a clothespin.
Add a turkey face to the leaves by gluing a wooden button to the center of the leaf. Adhere plastic eyes to the button. Using the scissors, cut a small orange triangle and a small red oval from the felt.
Glue these felt pieces as the beak and wattle. Lastly, glue a disc magnet to the clothespin. Put the turkey leaf magnets on the refrigerator for the fall season.
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