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    DIY FRUIT MAGNETS

    My DIY Space Invader Magnets inspired my to make some other magnets as well.

    Mostly, because I bought sparkly glue gun sticks and wanted to test them.

    This time, I’ve made glittery, fruit magnets!

     Fruit Magnets

    Honestly, I can say the sparkly ones were a TOTAL PAIN, but okay to look at. They aren’t 100% clear, which was a bit of a bummer. They do, however, junk up your glue gun, so luckily I bought a separate one for this projects ( I was hoping to use the glittery ones again, but I’m not so sure after the project).

    I probably wouldn’t use these much again (it took several sticks for each magnet! Even using clear ones for the bluk of the inside), but that could also be the new hot glue gun I got. Maybe it smaller or something? I got a new one so the glitter wouldn’t get stuck in my other ones.

    In any case, this is just like the Space Invader magnets – you just use a fruit mold instead!

    First, grab your goods.
    Mold, glitter glue sticks, glue guns, magnets.

     What you need

    Then, use the special glue sticks to fill the bottom of your mold. You may need to dip your finger in water, and use it to smooth the glue throughout the mold for the base layer, so you get all the details in the side. If you’re using multiple colors, you may need to take turns (as shown below). For instance, fill all the parts that need green first, rather than taking the stick out, switching colors, which ends up mixing, etc.

    After that, fill with clear glue gun sticks (so you don’t waste the more expensive ones).

     Fill the mold

    Then, add a magnet, just like last time.

    I used big magnets for these, and they didn’t work as well as the tiny, strong ones from the Space Invader ones.

    Oh well. They’re still pretty cute!
    Now you know to use the tiny ones from HERE instead.

     Finished Products

    There you go!

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    GEEKIFIED: DIY Space Invader Magnets!

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    Here’s another GEEKIFIED project from Pinterest. We’re making Space Invader Magnets based off a project on Pinterest! The original are these DIY Famingo Pushipins on Tell Love and Party, and GEEKIFIED are these Space Invader Magnets  from yours truly.

     Space Invader Magnets

    Read on for more!!

    So, I found these DIY Famingo Pushipins on Tell Love and Party, and thought they were amazing.

    DIY Flamingo Push Pins – Tell Love and Party

    Seriously – how cute??

    But, they gave me a bigger idea – I can use this method for SO MANY THINGS!! Even cosplay!

    So, the first thing I did to test this method was to make little magnets. Now that I have my own space in my office, I like to decorate. I’ll be taking these little babies to works.

    Here are the instructions!

    First, everything you need is here.

    It’s essentially a silicone mold (I used THIS ice cube tray from Fred & Friends), a hot glue gun and glue sticks, some magnets, paint and a paintbrush. Easy peasy. People still say this right?

     Materials Needed

    From there, it’s even simpler. You fill the mold with hot glue using a hot glue gun. I’ve found it’s best to fill these intricate molds by letting your gun heat up fully, and then squeezing a thin, complete layer at the bottom, so you can get all the details. After that, you should be able to go slowly and fill up the rest (going slow will prevent air bubbles), going in layers.

    Once you reach towards the top, but not quite, let it harden up a bit, so you have a place to rest the magnet, and fill around. If you overfill a little, it’s easy to trim off a bit, as shown. Then drop the magnet in and let it dry more.

     Hot Glue in molds, then add magnet

    After that, let them solidify (I left mine in the mold for 20 minutes), and then pop them out and paint them. I didn’t use a primer, but I did use 2 coats of paint.

     Close up of front

    VOILA! You’re all set.

     Finished magnets

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    DIY Dino Planter

    Dino Planter

    So, I came across this post on Pinterest, and loved the idea.

    After some searching, I found that the original is from the lovely folks at Plaid Pigeon, I believe, so if you are gung-ho about purchasing one of these, take a look in their shop! Theirs include real plants, more color options, and more dinosaur (and even animal) options. Their store is lovely, so if you’d like to buy one, please visit them at Plaid Pigeon.

    But now, the problem was that I couldn’t afford the cute planter on my own, but still wanted one.

    For a DIY version, my instructions are below.
    If you’d like to put in a real succulent, instead of the fake one I used, all you’ll need to do is follow the alterations mentioned below, as well!

    Here’s what you’ll need for the Faux version:
    Things you'll need!
    -Paint color of choice
    -Paint Brush
    -Plastic Dino (Mine was $1 from Dollar Tree)
    -Craft Knife (Be careful!)
    -Faux Succulent

    For a REAL plant, please replace the Faux Succulent with a real succulent plant, along with gathering some small rocks, and some good cacti/succulent soil.

    First step is to cut a hole in the top of your dino. I used a faux plant, so my hole could be really small.
    Cut a hole
    For a real plant, make sure you cut out a large, even hole out of the back of your dino, and also cut a small hole in each foot (for drainage).

    Next step is to paint that sucker. I used a cute blue. You can also spray a coat of clear spray paint or enamel when finished for protection.
    Paint your boy
    For a real plant, make sure you don’t get paint inside the Dino.

    Then, add your faux succulent, and VOILA!
    Finished little guy!
    For a real plant, add a bottom layer of small rocks, another layer of soil, and then nestle your plant inside. Then, as previously mentioned- VOILA!

     

    You’re all set!

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