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I love magnets. Even more, I love magnets that hold pictures, which is exactly
what these fun frames are!
You will need Folk Art or Apple Barrel acrylic paints in desired colors, bee
and flower frame (check out the www.plaidcraftexpress.com), paintbrushes and
Martha's silver liquid gilding. Please note that the silver gilding IS NOT kid
friendly (adding it to this craft project should be done by an adult for
safety). Plaid does make Folk Art non-toxic acrylic metallic paints in a wide
range of colors.
Base-coat the flower and bee however you like. Before I forget, I think the bee
would make a pretty sweet gift for Father's Day (which will be here before we
I'm officially hooked on the silver gilding. It looks so bold on painted
surfaces. Remember, this step is for adults. Use a flat brush to make stripes
around the inside of the flower and around the bee’s wings. I think you'll find
it's the bees’ knees (sorry, couldn't resist). Use paint thinner to clean your
Use a decorative hole punch to cut mini-shapes out of scrapbook paper. I found
the thinner paper was easier to cut vs. card-stock. Duh, right?
You know the drill! Paint a coat of Mod Podge on the petals and let your
little one stick the flowers wherever they like.
The only thing that would make this flower happier is a picture of a loved one.
Hole punches come in a variety of sizes. I like the mini stars for the bumblebee.
You could use a regular hole punch to make polka dots too. Punch a bunch and
Mod Podge your heart out!