Sailboat Collage Art Magnet
Maria Chatzi : Sailboat Collage Magnet

Artsy Fridge Craft Project

Sailboat Collage Magnet

By Maria Chatzi

Learn how to create this fun beach stone-inspired sailboat collage! This one-of-a-kind fridge magnet features blue water, lacey waves, and inspiring words of your choice to hoist your sails high!

Level of difficulty: Easy | Age: Teens & Adults


Materials & Tools:

  • a jar lid
  • a scrap pieces of thick cardboard
  • a small and smooth beach pebble
  • a scrap piece of lace ribbon, color: white
  • a toothpick (or a match)
  • a scrap piece of colorful paper (striped or dotted or checked, anything will do)
  • a scrap piece of craft paper, color: light blue
  • any two words that inspire you, cut out from a book page or a magazine or a newspaper (only make sure first that they fit into your composition)
  • a small magnet (or a small piece of magnetic sheet for crafts)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue

fig 1
fig 1 (steps 1-3)


Step 1: Place the lid upside down on the thick cardboard and trace around it with your pencil. Now you have a disk. Cut it out with your scissors. Make 2-4 identical disks, depending on the thickness of the cardboard (the thicker it is the fewer disks you will need to make).

Step 2: Glue the disks one on top of the other (in layers), till you fill at least half of the lid’s space.

Step 3: Cut out one more disk of the same size, from the light blue craft paper this time. Glue it carefully on top of the cardboard disks (make sure the glue covers the whole surface evenly). This is going to be the background for your collage composition. For steps 1, 2 and 3, take a look at fig 1.

fig 2
fig 2 (steps 4-5)

Step 4: Glue the white lace ribbon on the lower part of the jar lid. Wait for the glue to dry.

Step 5: When the glue has dried, form the boat first, by gluing the beach pebble and half the toothpick. Wait for the glue to dry. See fig 2.

fig 3
fig 3 (steps 6-8)

Step 6: Cut out the sails from the paper of your preference. Add them to your design.

Step 7: You’re almost finished. Glue the two words you’ve chosen wherever in your collage composition you think they look best. Fig 3 shows what your Fridge Magnet Collage would look like.

Step 8: Finally, turn your fridge magnet to its back side and adhere the small magnet (or magnetic sheet piece) to it. Your artsy Fridge Magnet Collage is ready! •

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Updated 8/8/14

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