Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Altered Mouse Trap magnets using Scraps

First off I would like to wish all a very Happy 2013!!!
For this month I have decided to use mouse traps….yes, new unused mouse traps.

First off I tore off any of the hardware that I wanted to get rid of….just make sure you do not tear off the trap part.

Second, I painted the whole thing with Acrylic paint. (Any kind of paint will do) Do not worry about getting it on the metal, it makes it look more vintage.

Third, I cut my paper to fit the background and mod podged it on. Then using your inks, distress away!! Then mod podge the front of the trap

Forth I decorated with lots of trinkets!! And had fun!!

I used nothing but scraps from my last 2 books Teresa Collins Vintage Finds and Now and Then lines and the Fab 4 project Prima Romance Novel. I really enjoyed making these. Distress stain and then started building with various things like Prima Vintage Trinkets. If you get a chance to try these, do so….I am going to try the Rat Traps next. LOL! I know it sounds funny…..But fun!!

You can find the items I used at flamingoscraps.com , the best LSS online. Or course, the mouse traps you'll have to get elsewhere! LOL!

Products used on this project
Prima Alencon Lace 1
Prima Alencon Lace 3
Prima Angelica Rose Fairy
Prima Cabachon Lace 1
Prima Vintage Trinkets Antique Brass
Teresa Collins Now & Then 12×12 Collection Pack

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!


  1. So Fun Ramona!!! Who knew mousetraps could be so much fun!! Suzanne

  2. Very fun! I'm glad they are unused, lol! The rat ones are bigger, right? They would make cute wall hangings

  3. Wow! Great job! I would never have thought of this! Amazing!

  4. I think I like seeing all that scrapping yumminess on the trap instead of a mouse! LOL! What an original and unique idea !

  5. Thanks so much!! Just love to alter these and I love all the goodies too!!


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