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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Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day Gifts……….see some great ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts, home decor, jewelry and projects. Where possible I have included the URL for you to find information to the items shown below. I make no claim to any of the photos below. Enjoy!

 

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Here is a vintage heart that lends a little, to your romantic and fairytale inspired decor. See more @ http://theprincessparlour.tumblr.com.

 

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Chicken wire filled with flat, grey stones create a rustic Valentine’s Day wreath. See more http://goodideasforyou.com/ideas-a-inspirations/diy-a-crafts/stones-a-rocks/ideas/diy-a-crafts/stones-a-rocks.

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Corkboard “Alice in Wonderland” Heart made with recycled wine bottle corks. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/75433768/corkboard-alice-in-wonderland-heart-pink.

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Beautiful floral heart wall hanging created with pink carnations and greenery. See more @ http://adorablelife.tumblr.com/page/64

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These frames can be a fun little project. Created using sheet music scrapbook paper as backing, a cut out a heart and ink to distess the paper edges. See more@ http://pearls-handcuffs-happyhour.blogspot.com/search/label/Valentine’s.

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Script and postage stamps decorate wooden hearts. See more @ http://iheartshabbychic.blogspot.com/search?q=valentines.

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Darling heart pin cushions. See more @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/anabela_joana.

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Metal heart cut out. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Surround yourself with friends and beauty to celebrate the sweetness of the season. Be My Valentine and you’ll get hugs and kisses year round. See more @ http://earthangelstoys.blogspot.com/search?updated-max.

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Heart made with felt flowers. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraceG2.

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Beautiful heart necklace with vintage chain. See more @ http://www.vintagebliss.typepad.com

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Dragonfly love pendant, great Valentine gift. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/82708144/dragonfly-love-pendant-valentine-gift.

 

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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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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 Decor

 

I have a daughter heading off to school soon, so we have started our hunt for some unique, fun, and colorful items to decorate her dorm walls. Here is a list of suggestions for what your child may need in his/he dorm. Enjoy!

  • For bedding: sheets,pillows, pillowcases, extra pillow, comforter or duvet cover, blanket, mattress pad,egg crate mattress topper
  • For Storage:  colorful storage boxes,  storage ottomandouble hung closet rod, under- the- bed storage containers, storage selves, bunk-bed style storage pocket for side or end of bed, shoe organizers, over the door hanger, closet organizers, hangers, make-up & jewelry holder, laptop table
  • Desk Organizers: pen/pencil holder, scissors, tape, tape dispenser, binder/paper clips, staples/stapler and remover, desk lamp, small fan, alarm clock, mirror
  • For the Bath: shower caddy, flip flops for shower, towels, laundry bags or hamper, ironing board, iron
  • For on the Wall: White board, Dry erase markers, magnets, magnet board, and/or thumbtacks, cork board, fabric file folders for back of chair, on side of bed or wall
  • For electronics: Cord organizers, phone/i-pad charger, fabric holder for phone when charging,surge protectors, batteries
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Clever dorm room storage shelves. From www.prudentbaby.com

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Shabby Chic dorm room bulletin board. From www.2.bp.blogspot.com.

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Darling tin can pen and pencil holders. From www.blissfulroots.blogspot.com. 

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Pretty patterned white, pink and green chair/ottoman. From www.livingwithpunks.com. 

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Unique Gift Giving

Upturned mirror placed on an ottoman and covered in lit candles and candle holders. It glows.

Upturned mirror placed on an ottoman and covered in lit candles and candle holders. It glows.

 

Enlarged tape measure table runner made from fabric drop cloth printed with number and measurements.

Enlarged tape measure table runner made from fabric (try linen or oilcloth) printed with number and measurements.

Happy Mother’s Day to mother’s everywhere. I’ve compiled several items that I’d (and most any mother) would love to recieve on Mother’s Day. Many items are do-it-yourself items (always a big winner with mom’s), one of a kind gifts or recycled items. I hope you enjoy this post and have a wonderful day today.

Fun idea, take vintage frames cover a backer board with toile fabric to create a cheerful wall hanging.

Fun idea, take vintage frames cover a backer board with toile fabric to create a cheerful wall hanging.

 

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Wall plaque made from old boards “white washed” and stenciled with black letters

 

Easy and innovative wall hanging. You can purchase a black outdoor matt and spray paint white, dabbing off some paint before it completely dries, distressing the matt. Hang!

Easy and innovative wall hanging. You can purchase a black outdoor matt and spray paint white, dabbing off some paint before it completely dries, distressing the matt. Hang!

 

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

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