best pop card

Father’s Day is coming up, but don’t worry if you’re still scrambling for a gift idea.  This fun card and “pop” magnet is easy and quick to make!

As I showed you in this post, I enjoy using resin and dollar ice trays to make pendants.  I found this fun bottle shaped ice cube tray in the dollar spot at Target, and I bought it thinking I would use it with resin.  That is, until I tried Plaid’s new Mod Melts.  I love the quick drying time (it takes less than ten minutes to set!) and that it is paintable.  This is perfect for time crunched crafters like yours truly!  Read on to learn how to make a magnet gift with Mod Melts, along with a fun card idea for presenting your gift.

fathers day magnet and card

Project estimate:

  • Mod Melts, $3 and up
  • Ice tray, $1
  • Hot glue gun, on hand
  • Paint, on hand
  • Cardstock, on hand
  • Magnet, on hand
  • Washer, on hand

Total: $4 and up

To make your own father’s day card and magnet gift:

Step one:  Put the Mod Melts stick in your glue gun.  Fill the bottle in the ice cube tray about half way full.

step 1

Step two:  When it’s set (in less than ten minutes), remove the “bottle” from the tray and paint it brown.

Step three:  Cut a strip of paper to wrap around the bottle.  Attach it with Mod Podge.


Step four:  Glue a magnet to the back of the bottle.

Pop bottle magnet

Step five:  Print the card text out.  You can find the bright version here and the vintaged version here.

mount card front

Step six:  Glue a washer to the back of the card stock where you want the magnet to stick.  Mount the card stock onto the front of a card, and stick the bottle on.

add washer

Isn’t that fun?  Now your “pop” can remove the magnet from the card front easily.  Hopefully when he sees it on the fridge he’ll be reminded daily that he’s the world’s best pop!

worlds best pop card

fathers day pop card