Tuesday, August 19, 2014

How to build a better mouse trap

When you want to build a better mouse trap, what's the first thing you think it needs? Most people would say it needs to be more effective at catching mice.
I on the other hand don't need my mouse trap to catch mice. I need it to look cute, stick to my refrigerator and hold notes.

I started by taking them apart, discarding some of the pieces that weren't necessary for my purposes and giving them a coat of paint. Then I glued on scrapbook paper and assorted other doodads and put them back together. I finished them off with a magnet on the back.

20 comments:

Ginny said...

Amazing, this is far out, as John Denver used to say. So do they still have the same snap to them? I like the first three on the top row the best! And you can make one for any season or holiday!!!

Ginny said...

You said you saw the monkey man at your fair. Where do you live? I wonder how far he roams?

Jeanne Pursell said...

Ann! You are the most creative person I know! Who would have thought? I love these...so cute!!

Sandra said...

this certainly IS a better Mouse trap... be sure they are up high so Duke can't get SNAPPED...you are just sooooo creative...

Jeanette said...

I love those!

Donna said...

Very creative!

Grace said...

That is so freakin' clever. Knowing me you know I prefer the bright and colorful ones...I'd buy one if I could. Just so cool and clever. You rock, Ann, you rock!

Sandee said...

What a clever idea this is Ann. And cute too. I love these.

Have a terrific day. My very best to my buddy Duke. ♥♥♥

Connie said...

Cute, cute, cute . . . and what a cool idea :)

Out on the prairie said...

A very fun idea.

I asked the owner of that one pony about being thin and he said, "He shouldn't be, he eats like a horse."Just young

BeadedTail said...

How'd you look at a mouse trap and see those cute things? You're amazing!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

They would make a great note holder!!! Clever.

SweetMarie said...

Very cute!!

Sharkbytes said...

Those are really very cute. I'm picturing a family mail center.

Sheryl Hastings said...

These are brilliant! At first I thought, "With my luck I'd snap the darn thing and it would attack my finger!" But then I read where you altered them. Now I think this is so cool!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

I love altering mouse traps, they are very handy little devils for holding notes and such and who knew they could look so cute?! Love yours Ann!

Duni said...

These turned out so cute! I love the little charms :) You are so talented, Ann!!

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I often find mouse traps surrounding goodies in our fridge, which is a complete mystery to me.

Donna said...

Another Cool idea!!! Cute!
hughugs

marie said...

Love these Ann...very clever! I think my favorite is the one with the bird in the top row.

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