Supplies needed for magnet board. Foam core, fabric, picture frame, sheet of metal.
First lay out your supplies. Be sure to iron fabric, so finished board will not have wrinkles.
Cut metal with tin snips to fit frame. Place cut metal sheet on fabric. Cut fabric leaving 3 inches around edges of metal.
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.
Completed magnet board! I just love the colors and pattern of this fabric.
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.
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!
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. How clever. See more @ www.etsy.com/listing/124232446/rake-handle-scarf-purse-wine-glass.
Inventive “guitar” shelf. See more @ www.etsy.com/listing/109055472/upcycled-acoustic-guitar-shelf.
Here is a creative way to repurpose & reuse an old ladder. It becomes a fun corner bookcase. See more @ www.boredpanda.com
Patriotic painted mason j hold knives, forks and spoons at a 4th of July barbecue. See more @ www.itallstartedwithpaint.com
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
This is one of my favorite Do-it Yourself projects. Makes a unique and creative gift. Below are the directions how to make a “record bowl” from an old record. This cute and nostalgic bowl is great for just tossing in your keys, wallet, and phone as you walk in the door. A few years ago as a part of Teacher Appreciate Week, I made all of the teachers at my Son’s middle school a record bowl. The teachers just loved them, using them to store miscellaneous desk items such as scissors, glue, markers, thumb tacks, etc. This year I made a record bowl as well as a wall mounted record mail holder for both my daughter and her college roommate.See instructions below.
This project starts with gathering up some old records. I purchased records at Half-Priced Books. You can purchase records starting at one dollar and up two five or six dollars. I used records with a center color that I liked or one produced by a favorite artist.
Remove the records albums from the cardboard folder. You can through out record album cover, unless you have another great project in mind.
Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Next find an appropriately sized kitchen bowl. I used the largest bowl from my set of three kitchen-aide bowls. (Circumference of about ).
Place record in 200 degree oven. It will take about a minute to heat up enough to be pliable and form into a bowl. See the slight ripple effect on this record? The record is not rippled enough to remove from the oven. Keep eye on record and remove from oven when it has started to melt.
Using a soft, damp cloth, such as a cloth baby diaper, carefully dust both sides of the record. Make sure the cloth fabric is only a little damp and dust the paper circle in the center of the record very lightly. You do not want to tear the label.
Next remove rippled record form the oven and quickly form your record bowl by creating pleats or ruffles in the record. Allow record bowl to cool. It is not complete. No two record bowls will be alike!
Place another record in the 200 degree oven and allow it to get warm.
Simply use a rolled up kitchen towel to form the record into a mail holder.
Hang formed record on the wall with a nail placed in the center of the record. I hung one record above the other for great mail storage.
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!
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
Pineapple upside down cake daiquiri. Pinned from www.slimpickinskitchen.com
Enjoy these fantastic summer drinks, poolside! Includes both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. There are as beautiful as they are tasty.
Blue Sparkling Star: 2 oz orange infused vodka, 2 oz blue curaçao, champagne. Rim champagne glasses with blue sanding sugar. Pour 1 oz orange vodka into each glass. Add 1 oz blue curaçao. Top each glass with champagne.Pinned from www.daydreamerdesserts.com.
Lime Sherbet Margaritas. Pinned from www.betterrecipes.com.
Purple Martini: 3 oz Vodka, 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice, ½ oz blue Curacao liqueur, ½ oz sweet & sour mix, ½ can of clear soda (7-up) Pour the ingredients into a cocktail shaker, shake gently. Serve in a chilled glasses. Pinned from www.raindropsnroses.tumblr.com
Darling mouse pad made from a piece of cork board and a fun print fabric. How to @ http://www.shelterness.com
Here are some great ideas for Do-it-Yourself dorm room storage. Fun ideas for you and your student can make together before leaving the nest for college. Or surprise your college student with a few of your favorites.