With pushpins, you can pin your best quotes around wine on a corkboard: it’s a common Pinterest craft for brainstorming and making all kinds of crafts.
However, that’s not what we’re using pushpins for this time around.
We’re getting in on a Star Wars magnets and pushpin project, which can be a good gift idea that can perfectly serve as a Father’s Day gift or giveaway.
It involves working with concrete but requires some research and brainstorming. However, you don’t have to be a concrete pro to make this yourself.
The magnets and pushpins are easy to make and, when successful, can be a nice gift idea.
They are ideal as a small gift in advance. This project is great as a self-made gift idea or as an insert for a save-the-date, an invitation, and of course, as a decoration for your own home.
If you have ever tinkered with modeling concrete, and even if you have never made anything out of concrete, then this idea for magnets will be super easy for you.
- Fast setting concrete
- Silicone molds
- Plastic spoon and cup for mixing
- Clear pushpins
- Crafting magnets
Step 1: Add some water and some concrete to the plastic cup and mix until you reach a thin pudding texture.
The mixture should be thin enough so it can flow into the crevices.
Step 2: Pour the concrete quickly into the plastic molds. Don’t let them flow over.
Use the spoon to push the rest of the concrete down into the molds. Take away the large pebbles.
Step 3: Insert the magnets and pushpins after about 5 minutes. Let the mold dry for several hours.
By the way, our magnets were dry relatively quickly, but as a precaution, let them dry out for about 12 to 24 hours (on a piece of kitchen roll).
So we would recommend this to you – because this way the concrete will hold the magnets even better.
Step 4: Next, try removing the concrete mold from the containers carefully.
And that’s it, you’ve just made concrete magnets and pushpins, suitable for Father’s Day giveaway.
We promise you, if you implement these instructions as well as we did, it’s like baking cookies – just without baking!
Do not hesitate to show us your achievements with this useful and very simple tutorial!
Have a super-duper creation!