Sizzix Star Fabric Flower Magnet

I promise to get back to my Cricut soon, but I am really enjoying using my Big Shot right now!  I’ve had it for a few years, but I’m just now starting to use it for more than paper.  Today I cut fabric with it and created this fun magnet.

I used the fabric from the “scarf”/fabric piece my nephew gave me.  I figured I could see it all the time if I turned it into something I could use.  I then cut chipboard using the same Star, 10 Point 3 D Sizzix die.  I used a sponge brush to paint some Mod Podge onto the chipboard and then I applied the fabric.  Next, I covered the fabric with more Mod Podge and let each piece dry.

Those deep lines help you know where to fold everything.  When I folded them while they were damp with Mod Podge they turned out fine.  When I waited for them to be dry, they dried flat and the fold lines were gone!

Helpful hint: I suggest covering the chip board with the fabric first and then cutting it all out at once.  No doubt that would be MUCH easier.

The petals are drying on some clear acetate.  I used Fabri-Tac to glue the fabric pieces together.  That works great for fabric projects.  A glue gun would have worked well too.

I have a whole stash of cool bottle caps.  These aren’t the ones.  LOL!  My daughter takes Art at school and she’s in love with Tim Holtz products and Tim Holtz”ish” products.  This one falls under the category of Tim Holtz”ISH”.  Though I think these are super cool, I would have had her use the bottle caps I have collected instead of buying these.  You’ll understand why she has them when I say, “Her father took her shopping.”  Enough said.  She made a great art project, but I later found these sitting in the den unused.  To the craft cave!!  I decided she wouldn’t mind if I borrowed one.  Right?  I wonder if she’ll mind that I kept the whole pack?  They are pretty cool.

I made the floral glass dome thing in the center by using some Dollar Store clear glass flats. It’s the same technique I used when I made magnets before. You can read about how to make them here (Cupcake Magnets) and here (Spongebob Magnets).

See You Tomorrow for More Crafty Fun!

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  1. I really like this Joy!
    It’s so pretty and love the pink & black together!
    I’ve been wanting to try and do a project with fabric with my Cricut, but I haven’t been brave enough to try it yet!
    I don’t have a Big Shot, but you are making me want one real bad!!

  2. Very cool. I am so excited as I am getting a Big Shot for my birthday. Woo Hoo…TFS

  3. You did a great job, as always, I would love a big shot, maybe one day gotta master the Gypsy first…

  4. Love this project. I have Big Kick, will that work on chipboard? Haven’t experimented with it yet. Love those Dollar Tree Stores, never know what neat things you find . I have made the glass magnets but just with stamped image (ages ago before all new gadgets came out) . Got the Cinch and am learning how to use it. Wish me luck.

  5. even though I don’t have the big shot… you could do the same with the cricut.. yes?? I used chipboatd for the 1st time cutting.. it was fun!! TFS Love it… creative!

  6. CUTE! Thx for the great idea Joy!

  7. mom2gabman says:

    very pretty!



  8. I don’t have this machine but if I work at it I might come up wiwth an alternative. This could be used so many places. Thank you again and again

  9. This is beautiful. I’ve been wanting to try cut fabric with my cricut…
    Just added your button to my blog

  10. This is a cute idea

  11. Dawnmarie says:

    I’d love to start using fabric in projects. I don’t have a “big shot” but will a Cuddlebug work? I love the project!

  12. This is a really NEAT project Joy! And those bottle caps are totally cool! I gotta get me some! 🙂

  13. I love the magnet idea. I followed the string for the Sponge Bob Magnets too. I will make them for my son.

  14. scrapbooknut67114 says:

    Great project! Would love more ideas using magnets.

    scrapbooknut67114 at gmail dot com

  15. CathyinMN says:

    That turned out so pretty! Your nephew probably won’t recognize that piece of material he gave you the next time he sees it. Thanks for sharing your unique crafty ideas and creations with us.

  16. Love your ideas Joy! I don’t have a Big Shot but I see how this can easily be adapted to use what we do have! Thanks for your careful directions!

  17. What a cute idea!!! I absolutely love it! 🙂 Mod Podge is the BEST (so many uses). You did such a great job, TFS!!!!

  18. cheercoach says:

    Lovin’ that decorated can! What part of your web site has the depth and speed direction sheet along with blade type?

    Thanks again for all your great projects.


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