Donut Fridge Flair

This is a guest post from Sallie from The Urban Acres*

When I was in the 6th grade, I got my very first combination lock locker. That sounds normal, but it was a HUGE deal! I had never had a real locker, and I couldn’t wait to decorate it. I remember the first day of school I brought about 100 magnets that I had made from scrapbook stickers to put inside my locker. I’m not exaggerating, I had at least 100 magnets. I was henceforth known as the magnet crazy 6th grader.

Fast forward to today and I am an adult who still loves magnets, but in a less dramatic way. I also enjoy donuts. I got to thinking “how can I bring two of my favorite things into one super easy DIY?” And that’s when I came up with Donut Fridge Flair! It’s the charm of a corkboard, paired with magnets to make a fun way to pin things to you fridge. You can complete this project in about an hour, so do-nut wait (see what I did there?) and get to it!

MATERIALS

• Magnets
• Corkboard
• Polymer Clay
• Hot Glue
• Thumb Tacks
• Toothpick

 

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DIRECTIONS

1.   Roll your clay into a ball. I made varying sized donuts, but the biggest one I made was about the size of a quarter.

2.   Flatten the play ball. You just want to give it that donut shape, so don’t press too hard.

3.   Add the frosting. In your second color roll out another, thinner circle and add it to the top of 

      your donut. 

4.   Add the donut hole. Use your toothpick to make a donut hole in the center of your donut.

5.   Add sprinkles. Roll out another small ball of clay and then keep rolling until you have a thin 

      strand. Use your toothpick to cut small sprinkles. Alternatively, you could keep the strand 

      long and give it an iced look. 

6.   Bake in the oven. Follow the manufacturers instructions, but this should only take about 6 

      min!

7.    Hot glue the thumb tack to the back. You could also use a magnet if you wanted to do a 

       few of each. 

8.     Hot glue magnets to the back of your cork. I used two magnets on my cork so to ensure 

        a good grip on my fridge. 

9.     Arrange! The best step, arrange these on your fridge and have so much fun every timeyou    

        see them!

I love this DIY because there are lots of ways to change it up. Play around with different foods like cinnamon rolls, or even tacos! The possibilities are endless.

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*Sallie Dale started The Urban Acres in 2015 as a way to share her love for homemaking with the world! She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her husband Andrew, their dog Lola, cat Fitzgerald, and six backyard chickens. Her and her husband and moved into their first house 3.5 years ago, and have been turning it into their “home” ever since.

On her blog she talks about things that she is the most passionate about like: homemaking, decorating, cooking, chicken raising, and DIY-ing. She hopes these things will serve as a source of inspiration to you in your homemaking goals!

 

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