Here's a little handy craft for the kitchen, clothespin magnets. These clothespins can hold up notes or heavier items such as tea towels. Place them on the fridge or an office idea board. Directions below.
Heavy duty magnets - can be found at the hardware store
Clear embossing powder
Wood carving tool - or any other carving tool
Trace magnet on the back of clothespin. Carve out hole to fit magnet. I actually used my linoleum cutter to do this. Make sure magnet fits. Set magnet aside for later, don't glue yet.
Cut out paper to fit the top of the clothespin. Glue. Let dry.
*Craft tip - cut up basic kitchen sponges for spreading glue. They're a great substitute for those craft sponge brushes.
Cover with clear embossing powder. Make sure there's an even coat covering the entire clothespin. Place on tinfoil and put it in the toaster oven. Take out when the powder melts. This only takes about 30 seconds so don't take your eyes off it!
*other option - substitute this step for diamond glaze
Once cool, glue your magnet inside the back of the clothespin. Let glue set up for an entire day.
*You'll notice that the metal part of the clothespin showed through a little on the clothespins (click picture for a better view). To avoid this, I'd cover the metal with plain paper before gluing on the decorative paper. I figured this out after I took the pictures.