Saturday, August 31, 2013

Save the Mice - Mousetraps Repurposed

I don't REALLY want to save the mice (sorry mouse lovers) but using the traps to hang pictures seems a bit kinder anyway.
 A few drawer fronts from the ReStore and some mousetraps create a fun way to display photos or your children's artwork.  I spaced the mousetraps so that you can hang pieces as large as 8X10 as seen here.  (These are prints I created for my son's apartment since he loves Billiards and Frisbee Golf)
 A coat of flat, black paint was followed by using graphite paper to transfer the numbers onto the traps.  I distressed them a little more after painting the numbers on.
 These are refrigerator magnets.  Tiny, high-powered magnets were attached to the backs using E-6000 glue.
 I'll be selling all of these at an upcoming show I'm doing.  I think they'd make great stocking stuffers too, don't you?


  1. I have heard of some interesting re-purposing, but this has got to be the most interesting. Lucky mice that you want their traps for something else.

  2. Now that's a cool idea. I love the paint treatment too.

  3. You're the most creative one! Who would have thought to do this! Very neat idea.
    Thanks for popping in to see me an be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  4. GREAT repurpose idea!! SO clever...

    Vintage xx
    Janet @ Lucky Junk

  5. I LOVE this! So very cool! I could use a wall of these in my classroom to display the kids' work. (excited!!!) Amazing!

  6. Well, this is so clever! What a unique idea!


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