I made these magnets last week very late one night because the birthday prize and treat we had planned to give each of my daughter's 2nd grade class mates suddenly looked very small! Mom to the rescue with this magnet idea, which I also used to decorate the bag. Her classmates were so excited about the magnet that they didn't notice the lack of junk food! At that same moment I was probably passed out somewhere for lack of sleep! Hopefully in my bed. Oh now I remember, I didn't have time to pass out, as it was Friday and I needed to cook. I'll take a rain check on that one.
- craft foam
- a hot glue gun
- pieces of promotional magnets cut into squares to fit on the back of flowers
- Trace circles onto your craft foam (I used a drinking cup) and make roses according to my tutorial here
- Cut appropriately sized circles of craft foam for the base. Fold circle gently in half and cut out small triangles from the perimeter. Unfold and you should have a flower/leaf like shape.
- Using hot glue, glue bud to leaf base, and attach a magnet to the back.
- You can use these magnets to decorate goody bags or presents by tying a ribbon around the bud shape —it's not perfect, but it works! I tied my bags with a thick pink ribbon and then tied these on with a smaller blue ribbon, such that the magnet was sitting over the knot of the large ribbon.