DIY Twine Wrapped Toilet Paper Refrigerator Magnets

Hola Amigos! I should change the title of this post to "What was I Thinking" and you'll find out" Why" at the end of the post! But before getting any further I would like to mention another awesome blogger and all around person that has been with me for these last 6 months. Her name +Cynthia Landrie , the name behind Feeding Big. You can find so many wonderful things at her blog, for instance, awesome bloggy  parties like her In and Out of the Kitchen Linky Party, where you can link not only your recipes, but crafts, tutorials and DIY projects. She also has great tips on budget frugal living like her series on Living Big on Less Money and the girl is crafty too, just check these out, (secretly my inspiration for my project) . Cynthia was the person who gave me the push and confidence I needed as she trusted me enough to write an article for her amazing series Around the World in 80 Sundays, that was 3 months ago! wow!...Cynthia is a lovely person and if you get a chance, stop by her blog and say hi from me. I hope she likes what her creativity inspired here.

I have only one side visible and that I can actually use on my refrigerator mainly due to it's position in my kitchen . It's stainless steel so only the sides are magnetic. I don't put a lot of things on my fridge, I don't have that much room, I don't like the look of a million things there and lastly I can't find non breakable magnets pretty and big enough to hold the few things I want to put there, school calendars, once in a while greeting cards or an important " I don't want to forget coupon". So I decided to make them myself.

A few rolls of toilet paper, twine (natural and colored), magnets,  some bling to enhance the rolls and some flowers bring these pretty and useful magnets to life!

What I really like is not only that they are pretty but they work! I can actually use them to display heavy cards and they won't slide all the way down (or crash and break).

I thought that as with my turtles, these guys are perfect if you live in a small apartment and you want to bring some spring and summer blooms inside not having to worry about watering or bugs. You can also change the flowers according to the season.

We still have 2 more weeks left for little one the get out of Pre-K so I was thinking of making a few more for his teacher. She can even stand them just like that on her desk as an unbreakable flower vase or use it as I designed them to be, magnets.

Oh before I forget, I got inspired and made one looking like a little owl, feathers, beak, big googly eyes and all, I ran out of natural light so I set in on my side of the kitchen counter until the next morning so it could be photographed, and this is what I woke up to, yep... the cats ate the owl!!! What was I thinking right? leaving it there, sitting all pretty and totally forgetting about my little wild beasts prowling around at night under the shimmer of the kitchen nightlight hunting for their non canned or bagged , feathery dinner! RIP OWL...lol
On a side note, my floors are really shine, lol

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  1. What a fun and colorful idea! I bet the teacher will love it!

  2. Good Evening Lizy, These fridge magnets are fabulous and so very pretty. My fridge is inside a cupboard so I cannot use them as magnets, but I love the idea of having them dotted around the kitchen with brightly coloured silk flowers inside them.
    Oh no, the poor owl....I have to say I did laugh when I read about the owl.... I'm just not sure if that was the right reaction! Poor little owl attacked by the naughty cats!
    I hope you managed to find all the feathers.
    Best wishes

    1. Daphne, I have to admit when I first saw the poor Owl (RIP) I couldn't believe they found it in a little corner at night!!! Perhaps they were spying on me! LOL...then I just laughed!Silly kitties! Thank You so much for stopping by. What you see in the picture is the only visible part of the whole thing. so I understand exactly what you are saying! Thank You so much for your kind comment and for stopping by, what a pleasure to have you here.

  3. These look wonderful,thanks for sharing with us at Creative Monday hop


  4. Lizy, Those are the greatest looking magnets. I no longer have any place magnetic in the kitchen. Sides of fridge are encased by a wall and wood. Anyway, I would make and use those in a minute if I did. Cats love, love, love feathers. I am sure they thought you made that just for them. I will not tell them otherwise. Have a great week, Janet

    1. Oh Miss Blue I guess they loved Owl too much...because the poor thing was just a pile of feathers!, and knowing them I'm sure they thought it was for them, like my yarn, my ribbon, my silk flowers, my bed!!!! hahahaha! Thank You for always stopping by Janet! Big Huh my friend!

  5. My cat would have eaten the owl too. Anything with feathers or ribbons can't be left alone.

    This is a really cute idea, I think it would be an adorable teacher gift for sure!

    Thanks for sharing your favorite post at Raising Imperfection! We feature our favorites on Friday, make sure to come back and check.

  6. Very cute! Super easy for my son to do!

    Following from Cuddlebug Cuties Blog Hop.

  7. Such a cute idea and a great way to recycle toilet paper tubes!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  8. You never can trust a cat with a bird. ;)

    I like the magnets, I especially like that you can hold heavy items with them. That is NOT the case with most magnets.

  9. What a great project idea and a nice way to recycle!

  10. You are so creative Lizy! They are beautiful. I have some fridge magnets and they keep slipping and even crashing on the ground. I am sorry the cats got the owl!:) As a bird enthusiast I would have been so thrilled to see it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations on Creative Monday. Have yourself a great week.

  11. Love how these capture the beauty of spring! What a fun way to brighten up the indoors.

  12. What a great way to recycle toilet paper rolls. I've been collecting craft ideas for the kids to do this summer, this one is making it on the list. Thanks for sharing this on Fluster Buster's Creative Muster.

    Hugs, Smiles and Blessings Lizy,

    Fluster Buster

  13. These looks so cute. I had to come over from Weekend Re-treat when I saw them.

  14. Always looking for new ideas for th toilet paper rolls, as my girls are ALWAYS saving them. Thanks for sharing. I think they are very cute!

    I'd love for you to visit my site if you have time.

  15. Adorable, and a fabulously nifty idea!
    A definite favourite of mine this week, and as such will be featured tomorrow. Do come by and grab your "Featured" button.
    Thank you so much for sharing on Tutorial Thursdays Linky Party, I look forward to seeing what you share with us this week.
    Marigolds' Loft

  16. Hi Lizbeth,
    I am not managing to grab an image for a feature, could you possibly send me one?
    Thanks in advance
    Email: marigoldsloft@gmail.com