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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Oh Christmas tree…

Oh Christmas tree…a collection of all types of Christmas trees. Below you will find some great Do-it-Yourself ideas to make many, many different types and styles of Christmas trees. There are trees made of fabric, paper, wire, old bed springs, funnels, felt, wooden sticks, beads, blocks, yarn, books, buttons, ornaments, ribbon, and more. All pictures were taken either from Pinterest or directly from the web, I claim no rights to any of the photos. Enjoy.

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Darling red and white felt Christmas trees. See more @ http://ide-puffen.blogspot.com.

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Rolled wrapping paper tree. See more @ http://leslieashe.blogspot.com.

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Eclectic wire bedspring holiday tree with a burlap bow. See more @ www.esty.com.

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Burlap and pinecone Christmas trees. See more @ http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/burlap-and-twine-trees-last-minute-holiday-home-decor-tutorial.

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Vintage jewelry tree- beautiful! See more @ www.esty.com.

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Christmas tree made of ornament, lights and sticks. See more @ http://noodloves.it.

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Christmas tree forest…..a dictonary page tree, a twine tree, and a bean tree. See more @ http://www.beautifulmatters.com/2011/12/handmade-christmas-trees-pt-3.

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An Oh-So Merry & Mod Holiday Table ……christmas modern holiday table setting. See more @ http://frostedeventsblog.com/category/holiday.

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Pin Cushion Tutorial

Here is a greta quick and easy craft project. Tutorial from www.craftaholicsanonymous.net.

Using a decorative frame from a craft store to make these cute DIY pin cushions! Pair the frames with colorful and fun fabric scraps.

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How to Make a Pin Cushion

easy pin cushion

supplies: tiny wood frame with chipboard backing, paint, batting, fabric

DIY pin cushion

 

  1. Paint the wood frame using 2-3 coats of spray paint.
  2. Place the frame with the face down and place a 4″x5″ piece of fabric on top of the frame with right side down.
  3. Fold a 6″x8″ piece of batting into a small rectangle and insert where the opening in the frame is.
  4. Pull the edges of the fabric to pull out some of the wrinkles. pin cushion craft
  5. Fold over the edges of the fabric and place the chipboard on top to conceal the raw edges, then fold over the metal tabs to secure in place.

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Enjoy!

Here are some other fun ideas fro Do-it-yourself pin cushions. jewelry box into pincushion[9]

sewing kit gift[9]bhg pincushion[5]cookie cutter pincushions[8]dress form pincushion[8]pincushion jars[6]

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Unique Furniture Pieces

Many unique furniture pieces…lighting, tables, chairs, ottomans, dressers, or sofas all made from metal, to wood, to plastic, to fabric. All photos have been taken from the Web or from pinterest. I claim no rights to these photos. Enjoy.

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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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30 inventive storage solutions

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Do-it-yourself dresser drawer painted a bright color and turned into a shelf. Great for storing keys, mail, wallet, and/or phone. Love it. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/150007711/wood-turquoise-blue-green-jewelry.

15 Unique upcycled storage solution. These projects are inexpensive and fun to make. Enjoy!

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Clean out food cans, cut out a small amount of fabric, and use mod podge to make these darling pen and pencil holders. Super easy. See more @ www.dormtodiefor.tumblr.com

Necklace storage and display created from old lamp! See more @ terahware.blogspot.com

Old Window Shutters recycled into a bathroom towel and washcloth holder. Would make a great addition to a beach house or lake cabin.
See more@ www.dishfunctionaldesigns.blogspot.com.

Lawn rake (handle removed) hung on the wall turns into unique wine glass holder

Lawn rake (handle removed) hung on the wall turns into unique wine glass holder. How clever. See more @ www.etsy.com/listing/124232446/rake-handle-scarf-purse-wine-glass.

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Inventive “guitar” shelf. See more @ www.etsy.com/listing/109055472/upcycled-acoustic-guitar-shelf.

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Here is a creative way to repurpose & reuse an old ladder. It becomes a fun corner bookcase. See more @ www.boredpanda.com

 

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Patriotic painted mason j hold knives, forks and spoons at a 4th of July barbecue. See more @ www.itallstartedwithpaint.com

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Clip board inspired home office decor and organization. Mode pode scrapbook paper onto clipboards, hang over desk. Using fun patterns and bright colors also adds a pop to your rooms decor.
See more @ www.dotcomsformoms.com

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Upcycled Denim

Great revamped clothing made from recycled denim. Includes everything from skirts and jackets to bags, belts and jeans. Enjoy!

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Do-it-yourself inspiration, denim jeans dressed up. See more @ www.apair-andaspare.blogspot.com.

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Recycle your jeans to make a fast and easy skirt. Brilliant. See more @ www. etsy.

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Funky and patriotic upcycled clothing by CreoleSha.
See more @ www.etsy.com.

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Blue Jean Purse – what a great gift! – SO cute to have a brightly colored lining. See more @ www.sugarbeecrafts.com.

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Denim,boho,hippie,upcycled clothing skirt by AbbyMattie.
See more @ www.etsy.com

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Fun recycled top from all things pretty. Via www.etsy.com.

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Easter Egg Hunt

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Marbleized Eggs
Supplies: eggs,food coloring, vinegar, cooking oil,cups, paper towels, spoons.
Method: In each cup, combine one tablespoon of each of the following: oil, vinegar, and your choice of food coloring. Add water until cup is 3/4 full. Swirl the liquid, and quickly lower and raise an egg into it. Pat dry with a paper towel, and repeat with a 2nd color. Swirl into a third color, if desired. Pat dry.

Enjoy decorating Easter eggs? There are so many creative ways to dress them up. Here is just a hint of how you can dress up your hard boiled eggs for Easter. Enjoy…..

 

 

 

 

 

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Marbling Eggs:
Supplies:Enamel hobby paints: green, lavender, purple, or colors of your choice.
Disposable aluminum pans, one per color combination. Rubber gloves, wooden skewers, blown eggs,coffee filters.
1. Select color or combinations, using one or more colors of paint for each marbling bath.2. For each bath, fill a roasting pan with 4 inches of water. Wearing gloves, add 1 tsp. of each color paint to pan.. Swirl the end of a skewer through the paint. 3. Place an egg on the end of a skewer. Swirl it around through the paint mixture. When the paint has adhered to the egg in a marbled pattern, remove the egg from the skewer to an egg carton and let it dry. Repeat.

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Dying eggs using rubber cement:
Supplies: eggs with center blown out,rubber cement, traditional egg dye.
Method: Enlarge hole at bottom of egg and place on a wooden skewer. Drizzle egg with rubber cement, let dry, then dip in a dye bath. When it’s dry, gently peel off the rubber cement. Repeat two or three times with additional colors — a masterpiece!

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Water colored eggs
Supplies: eggs, dye, vinegar, water, pie tin, gloves
Hint: Make a dark color version of a dye, and then a lighter. Just add 50% more water to the existing “dark” color to make a lighter version.
Method: To prep eggs, mix 50% water and 50% vinegar and wipe the eggs down with the mixture. Let dry. Start with the lighter colors. Its all about layering light to dark. Hold the egg over the tin on both ends, & pour color over it. After you have made your pour, turn the egg in your hand so the color goes all the way around. You MUST let the color completely dry in between the pours. Use a blow dryer to speed things up. Once your egg is dry, repeat with another light color, or a darker one. You can do a lot of pours, or a l

 

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Speckled Tea stained and Blue eggs:
Supplies: eggs, tea bags, blue and green food coloring, glasses, brown craft paint, toothbrush
Method:For tea-stained eggs, add 2 tea bags to glass of hot water and steep. Lower egg into tea for several minutes until desired color is reached. Allow to dry.
For blue eggs, combine 1 drop of blue and 1 drop of green food coloring in glass of water. Lower egg into dye bath until desired color is reached. Allow to dry.To speckle eggs, use brown craft paint and a toothbrush. Dip brush into paint and lightly splatter and dab around the egg to achieve a random, lightly dotted pattern. Allow to dry.

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Easter Decor Abounds

Today is April 12th, and Easter  is just a few days away. Below you will find some great ideas for decorating your home for Easter. There are examples of wreaths, topiaries, floral arrangements, decorated eggs, peeps, tablescapes, and trees. Enjoy.
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pink peeps and pink gerber daisies

 

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burlap bunnies make a beautiful tablescape

 

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fabric carrots

 

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rabbit caught napping on this Easter wreath

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bunny made by covering a plywood bunny with dried green moss

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Easter eggs with words decopodged on and wrapped in twine

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