Magnet board ideas

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Magnets made with scrapbook paper and flat florist marbles. http://marthataylorphillips.blogspot.com/2010/10/glass-fabric-magnets.html

A few weeks ago I posted a do-it-yourself post,outlining how to make a fabric covered magnet board. In this post, I have gathered ideas that you can use to make your own D-I-Y magnet board. I’ve al;so included the link to the various websites. Hope you get some great ideas. Enjoy!

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Antique ceiling tin, painted red and turned into magnet board. http://www.etsy.com/listing/70834468/magnetic-message-board-ceiling-tin

 

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Old tarnished tray makes a shabby chic magnet board. http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/christmas-lights

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Tray becomes great magnetic calendar.
http://www.craftaffection.com/2012/10/magnet-board.html

 

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Old cookie trays repurposed into fabric covered magnet board. http://www.scrapbook.com/gallery/image/other/3295433.html

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Pretty fabric covered magnet board.
http://www.etsy.com/listing/82177644/sale-vintage-magnetic-board-office

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Tutorial: cork board

With kids having headed off to college, try making this cork board for your student! It’s easy to hang on the wall, the side or front of the closet, or on the desk. Directions are below.

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I purchased a package of cork boards from Hobby Lobby. Four cork boards come in the package.

 

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Rather than using thumbtacks, I chose to decorate clothspins and permanently mount them to the cork board.

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Fabric flowers and bright green ribbon are used to embellish cork board.

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Attach the coordinating green piece of ribbon as trim.

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Finished ribbon boarder.

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Attach fabric flowers to the cork board at the point where the ribbon intersects.

 

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Use large and small size clothespins to make embellished clothespins.

 

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Beads used to embellish clothespins.

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Attach beads to clothespins using hot glue.

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Attach beads to large clothespins with hot glue.

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Attach more beads to the small clothespins with glue gun.

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Completed clothespins.

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Attach clothespins to cork board with hot glue.

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Cork board after clothespins have been glued to the board. Now you are ready to hang in a dorm. (Or keep it for yourself).


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Tutorial: magnet board

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Supplies needed for magnet board. Foam core, fabric, picture frame, sheet of metal.

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First lay out your supplies. Be sure to iron fabric, so finished board will not have wrinkles.

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Cut metal with tin snips to fit frame. Place cut metal sheet on fabric. Cut fabric leaving 3 inches around edges of metal.

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Cut foam core slightly smaller than the piece of metal that you cut to fit the frame. Place fabric, followed by metal sheet into frame. Fold fabric over the piece of metal. Secure magnet board by adding the foam core on top of the fabric and metal. You want it to be a tight fit.

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Completed magnet board! I just love the colors and pattern of this fabric.

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Another completed magnet board. I did not keep either of the magnetic boards for myself, but sent them off to college for my daughter and her roommate. These are so easy to make that I know I will be making one for myself and several as gifts this holiday season.

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Dorm Room, Move In.

Over these last few weeks, those of us who have college aged kids have been packing and unpacking their life’s processions.Here are some great ideas for your student’s dorm room. Options include black and white,  brights, florals, pastels and  all colors of prints patterns. All photos uploaded from Pinterest. I claim no rights to these photos. Enjoy!

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DIY Chalkboards

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Applying chalkboard paint to old gilded mirror, a great use for an unused frame

This post highlights the chalk board. Below you with find several do-it-yourself chalk boards. There are made from old picture frames, window panes, coffee tables, clip boards, dressers, and silver trays. Enjoy!

 

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Beautiful red chalkboard. Turn an old picture frame into a chalkboard. Take a picture, remove art work and replace with a board. Paint board with chalkboard paint. Hang and enjoy.

 

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Stunning gold frame upcycled into a chalkboard. Hung with a beautiful ribbon.

 

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Old clip boards turned into message boards and it’s all been done by painting the clip boards with chalk board pai

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Here is a great way to entertain the kiddo’s. Paint a large piece of wood with chalk board paint, then frame out the wood. The little ones will draw for hours.

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Take an old window and replace the glass with a wooden board, paint the board with chalk board paint. Paint the old window frame white, hang and enjoy.

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Here is a fun way to revamp and old coffee table. Paint the table with chalk board paint, hand the kids some chalk and let them color:)

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The panes in this old window have been replaced with cork board and pieces of wood painted with chalk board paint. Now you have a dual purpose media board.

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A burlap covered board adorned with a letter painted with chalk board paint. 

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