New wooden pegs
Printed Paper Napkin with small design (ex. flowers or geometric design) preferably on white background
OR any leftover wrapping paper or scraps of colourful paper
PVA glue mixture (see side note)
Magnet small enough to fit back of peg (cut to size from advert magnets - see bottom note)
Wet cotton rag
Acrylic Matt varnish
Step by step instructions
Place two or more pegs in a row.
Cut the napkin down to size using one piece enough to cover all the pegs in one go. DO NOT CUT OUT DESIGN.
Separate the top layer (the actual design) of the designed napkin from the other 2 plain layers. (Separate by peeling from the corner.)
Spread PVA glue mixture over one side of the pegs using a paintbrush.
Place the designed sheet over the pegs and dab down gently with the sponge (do not rub) or you can even use your fingers.
Wipe fingers on wet cotton rag to remove any glue.
Smooth out creases or air bubbles with fingers.
Let dry completely.
Apply at least another two more coats of glue, letting each coat dry completely. Fix magnet to back of peg using all-purpose glue.
When totally dry, separate pegs by cutting off the excess napkin and trimming edges.
Do not decoupage more than two or three pegs at one go as they might be awkward to handle if you are not used to it.
Finally seal with a coat of acrylic matt varnish or spray.
Make several to peg your notes and decorate your fridge!!
IDEAS! You can use these decorated pegs to hold notes on your fridge and if you do not attach a magnet to the back you can also use them to seal bags of cereal, snacks or frozen veggies, and also to hold back curtains!
Great fund-raising item for school or church sales! Or to give as gifts!
MAGNETS: If you do not have any advert magnets, try hobby shops or hardware stores for sheet magnets which you can cut down to the required size.
PVA GLUE MIXTURE: See the posting about 'Getting Ready to Decoupage'.
The photos in this posting are from shared files.