Smelly Bum Fridge Magnet

This free craft project shows you how to make a faux bum fridge magnet.

Smelly Bum Fridge Magnet

What you need

Toy Filling
Needle and Thread
Powdered makeup blush
Fragrant Oil


This project is a variation on the Pickled Bum project.

You can change your bums into “Smelly Bums” by adding a few drops of fragrant oil to the filling. Pickled bums were very popular around 10 years ago and Rita used to sell literally 1000’s of these at craft fairs.

Start by cutting a small piece of stocking into a square approx 3 inch by 3 inch. Stitch around the outside of the square in a rough circle in a running stitch. Leave the needle in as you are going to use this to draw up the circle.

Push a piece of filling with a few drops of fragrant oil onto it (you can use cotton balls) into the stocking/hosiery. Push it in well so that it is quite firm you may need to add more filling or even take some out until it is the right size.

Draw up the circle and secure it with a few stitches. Do not break the thread. Take the needle and thread and push it from the back to the front and come up 1/2 way over the ball. Then take your thread to the back. This will form the bum (shall I say it?) crack.

Secure with a few stitches at the back and cut off the thread. Finish the bottom off with a few dabs of blush.

Trim the back of the bum so it’s nice and flat and glue on the magnet for a fun fridge magnet.

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  1. millybudge says:

    everyone saying these are gross and stupid,have you ever heard of a ‘sense of humour.’ No. well get one these things are hilarious :P

  2. I think it would be cuter if there was a little lipstick kiss on the bum…like “kiss my butt” lol. Not something i would put on my fridge, but it’s silly and cute.

  3. …stupidest thing ever

  4. haha, you guys all attack the one person who doesn’t like this craft like it’s the greatest thing you’ve ever seen. he obviously didn’t like it and wanted to voice his opinion. like you guys. and to the person that used the word r*******, you should be ashamed of yourself. by the way, this project is stupid, but hilarious. i give it a good score for entertainment.

  5. krazykaro says:


  6. CraftyCatholicSam says:

    I remember seeing a variation of these about 15-20 years ago called “Beach Bums.” They had faces, little beach-style hats, sometimes sunglasses, etc. They were SO popular!

  7. IrishIdiot says:

    I love this its funny.

  8. all you need is a cute little poem and it would be perfect

  9. Never known a little piece of nylon and some batting to stir up so much controversy. It’s just a craft project! If you don’t like it, don’t make it. Simple!

  10. OFFENSIVE- Did anyone ever read the Christmas story to you or discuss the meaning of Christmas. The leading line for the craft suggest attaching to a Christmas card. Cultural sensitivity training is in order.

  11. I have a jar of picked bums on my stove at home. I love making preserves so it was kinda funny (for me) when I brought them home :) Now I know how to make them! Thank you!

  12. :(

  13. It is funny :)

    id never even bother making it tho

    christ. this is the most ignorant thing i’ve ever seen. it belongs on a fridge next to a nascar magnet.

  15. maddyt96 says:

    wow guys, some people are really against these bums! if they make someone happy, why criticize them? i think that if you are saying that they are disgusting, you must just not have a very good sense of humor, i mean, come on! these are funny!

  16. I remember these magnets!!! How funny. I remember them with and without lace trims, ribbon, and even anties and thongs. LOL Thank you for the memories. I am going to make a bunch for family and friends for nostalgia’s sake. :D Yay!!!

  17. Love this!!!

  18. Funny object to have on your fridge, good idea though:)

  19. These make me giggle a lot!

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