Remember a few weeks ago when I posted about these totally adorable animal magnets and swore up and down that I could re-create them?
Well, I did!
And ohmygoodness, they turned out completely adorable.
That’s just a sneak peek – let’s get into the actual details, here. This project was almost embarrassingly easy. All I did was grab a set of these little toy animals from Michael’s for about $8.00 along with some magnets.
I had Corey cut all of the animals in half for me – he found that it was easiest and quickest to use a box cutter. It took just a few seconds per animal and within less than 5 minutes he had them all cut and ready to go (in the photo below, the animal is already cut because I forgot to take a before photo. We re-created it for you guys, though!).
At that point, all that was left was to glue on the magnets and paint them!
We decided to go with yellow for no other reason than we happened to have a can of yellow spray paint hanging out in the workshop. I gave them all a quick coat, let ‘em dry, and brought them in to live on my refrigerator!
I love how they bring a more cohesive look to the fridge (it’s a little thing, but it’s nice to not have a random assortment of magnets!) and the pop of color and whimsy makes me smile every time I see them. As you can see, we left the zebra one alone because we figured if we painted it, it would look like a horse and not a zebra. Plus, we liked how the black and white contrasted with the yellow – it’s fun!
I especially love the alligator one – we’ve come to jokingly refer to Hadley as “alligator mouth” because she has a mouth that is so large it seems impossible, so it’s a fun little reference to our puppy. They’re all adorable, though, and I can’t get over how incredibly easy it was to toss these together! And what’s even better, we ended up making way more than we’ll ever need, so I can switch them up every once in a while and have some different animals if we get tired of the ones we’re using right now.
Did you do any crazy easy projects this weekend? Anyone else have crazy nicknames for their animals?