Baseball & Ladybug Magnets
Last year I was playing around with cement and came up with a very creative way to make some cute magnets. I wanted to make a baseball magnet to hang my sons baseball picture on the fridge. While I was painting them I came up with the idea for the ladybugs. I love how these turned out! I have a few more cement projects up my sleeve for 2019.
- Mini plastic paint tray
- round magnets ( you can find these in the craft section @ Walmart)
- Cement ( I use fast setting underlayment)
- bowl to mix cement ( empty cool whip containers work great!)
- wooden spoon ( use an old one or buy a pack of cheap wooden ones)
- Acrylic paints ( red, white, & black)
- black puff paint ( for the ladybug)
- paint brushes
- Red sharpie ( for the baseball)
- toothpick ( for the ladybug eyes)
Step 1: Mix cement. Do this by adding a few spoonfuls of dry cement to a bowl then slowly add water until you reach a slushy like consistency.
Step 2: Spoon the cement into the paint tray (a plastic spoon will work best for this) and gently push in magnets. Make sure you remove the sticker from the magnets and push the sticky side into the cement. I also want to note that you should only fill the trays about 3/4 full… you want a little room or when you put the magnet in the cement will overflow. If you do get some cement on the magnet part you will want to gently wipe it off with a napkin.
Step 3: Once the cement is dry (about an hour) then pop them out of the molds like you would ice cubes.
Step 4: The next step is to be creative and paint your magnets. You don’t have to limit yourself to just baseballs and ladybugs! Thats just what I chose to do.
For the baseball I painted it with an antique white. Once the paint dried I used a red sharpie to draw the baseball threads and a black sharpie to write my sons jersey number. For the ladybug I painted the back half red and the head area black. I then used puff paint to outline the back and draw on the famous ladybug dots. I used a toothpick to help with the eyes.
If you decide to make thisDIY this week I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram