Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Fabric Covered Magnetic Board

Since I was getting tired of peeling scotch taped artwork off the sides of my cabinets, I decided to give them a cool place to hang it up without making me completely insane using all my tape. They really got into it and helped me pick out a cool fabric and the paints for the magnets.  Now let's hope they use it.  On second thought, they have to, I'm hiding the tape.


1.  Galvanized metal from the home improvement store (in the roofing section).  Aluminun will not work.  We carried a magnet with us in the store to see which would work.  It came in a roll.
2.  Tin snips to cut the sheet metal (scissors did work on it, but were much harder to maneuver)
3.  Leather gloves, the metal is SHARP
4.  Fabric
5. Picture frame
6. Magnets (found in the wedding aisle at JoAnne's
7. Small wooden finials (found also at JoAnne's)
8. Glue (used my glue gun)
9.  Acrylic paints
10.  Spray laquer

1.  Glue the finials onto the magnets

2. Paint the finnials, when dry spray with clear finish (I used laquer)

3. Cut the metal using your picture frame glass or backing as a template
4.  wrap the fabric around the metal and hot glue

5.  Put it inside the frame and replace backing on the frame
....and your done!

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  1. Oh, I love that. I saw one like this recently but it didn't have the fabric covering and it was so plain but this one is lovely! I love that fabric!

  2. Really cute. I like the idea of a magnetic board better than the ribbon-holder boards.

  3. It came out great! I love your idea for the magnets!

  4. Cute! I really like the fabric!

  5. Great idea! I love the bright colors with that black.

  6. Wow, I love that one. The crisp contrast of the black and white with the adorable magnets (very clever idea by the way) it just came together so well!

  7. Love it! I'm featuring you at tomorrow's Penny Pinching Party.

  8. Very cute magnetic board. I love the magnets you make. Very creataive.