A while back I saw some cute dinosaur magnets on etsy and wanted them, but the price probably stopped me from purchasing them.
Then, a couple of weeks ago I asked my sister to pick up some plastic dinosaurs from the dollar store so I could try my hand at making my own. She got me 3, a t-rex, stegosaurus and a triceratops.
I promptly spray painted them.
Rust-oleum Fluorescent Pink, Rust-Oleum Matte Robin’s Egg, Design Master Gold
Doesn’t this guy look so happy to be pink?
Annnnnnnd. The spray paint remained tacky and didn’t cure. I used acetone to remove the tacky spray paint, so I could use a spray paint primer before re-spraying them.
I used a sharp utility knife to cut the t-rex and triceratops in half, and decided to keep the stegosaurus whole.
I picked up some magnets from Michael’s, 8 for $1.99, and used a hot glue gun to attach the magnets to the dinosaurs’ backs.
Spray paint primer, then spray paint.
All in all, it cost me $3 for the dinos and $1.99 for the magnets. I had the spray paint on hand. Way cheaper than if I purchased them on etsy.
I like keeping the fridge fun, since the rest of the kitchen (i.e. cabinets and counter tops) tends to lean traditional.