Altered Mouse Traps

by cathy on July 30, 2014

Altered Mouse Traps

It seems like ages since I posted any of my creations, so I thought I’d better put up some pictures of my latest “altering” and re-purposing” that I’ve been getting into lately!

Here are mouse traps altered into magnetic clips for the fridge – we made these at our June stamp club. Basically, the trap arm and the bait clip are removed with pliers, then the edges of the wood are sponged with Soft Suede ink to give an antique look. The base is then decorated with Designer Series Paper and the whole thing is embellished with whatever takes your fancy! A hot glue gun makes it quick and easy to glue the bits and bobs into place.  A piece of magnetic sheet is glued onto the back of the trap, but use Tombow Mono Glue NOT hot glue or the magnet will be lumpy and won’t sit flat.

These would make great little gifts – guess what everyone’s getting for Christmas!

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