A quick project completed: a baby pine cone fridge magnet!
First, find a suitable pine cone. They’re a lazy lot, so you can usually just find them lying about.
What a cute little nugget. It reminds me of all the other little babies out there…
Anyway, I used my Dremel to flatten its bum, then used one of these round bits with the spiral groove pattern to carve out a cozy space for the magnet.
Finally, I covered the whole thing (excluding the face of the magnet) with a clear ceramic glaze. I (apparently) did this (ostensibly) to (hopefully) preserve the pine cone in its current state (I guess.)
We’ll see. I want to do this with a more mature/picturesque pine cone, when I do I’ll use a stronger magnet. The ones we had in our craft inventory were fairly week; I wouldn’t trust this to hold more than 2 or 3 sheets of paper.
Usage note: My incredibly cursory research indicates that “pinecone” is not a proper word. Also, they’re properly referred to as “Conifer cones“.