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How to Make Butterfly Magnets

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! I  am so excited to share my first project with you: How to Make Butterfly Magnets.
Make spring inspired butterfly magnets

*disclaimer: Any time you craft with magnets keep out of reach of small children and pets. Magnets that are swallowed can have serious medical consequences.
Every time I walk  through the craft store,I am always attracted to those packs of butterflies in the floral aisle. I love their bright colors.
faux butterflies from the craft 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.
magnets and faux butterflies
I thought some magnets would be cute and I know my girls would love them. We are all things glitter and sparkles around here. Unless they are fighting; then it’s blood, hair-pulling, glitter and sparkles. I am glad they are also old enough to not put magnets or anything else in their mouths.
paint wood circles black
 I grabbed some larger 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.
Glue magnets to the back of wood rounds painted black
 I first hot-glued the disk to the magnet and once that cooled, I flipped it over and glued the butterfly to the front.
glue butterflies to the wood rounds
 They were pretty just sitting on the vintage cutting board I use for my hot glue gun.
faux butterflies glued to a wood round
 Once they were cool, I put them on my fridge around some of the kids artwork.
butterfly magnets on a fridge
 Butterflies will make anything look good. Even good old Bessie (our fridge.)
butterfly magnets and the word love
 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.
magnets on kids art work
We’ve only had 1 de-winging and luckily there was no blood or hair-pulling involved that time.
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Turn a vintage clock case into a faux butterfly study
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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!


    Sophia “Sophie” Stone

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