Hi, I’m Leanne and you’ll find me at Organize and Decorate Everything. I’m so excited to be guest posting for Anna today. I first met Anna when she joined my link party a while ago. I love all her organizing, cleaning, and decorating tips. I hope she’s having an amazing time on her va-ca!
I’m going to share with you some pretty and functional DIY magnetic boards. Be prepared for picture overload. By the way, I didn’t have to go out and buy one thing for this project. Sometimes it’s good to have a “mini craft store” in your basement. I bought these years ago and knew I would eventually do something with them.
First I traced the shape of the board on the back side of the scrapbook paper. I made sure the paper was centered exactly where I wanted it.
I used a glue stick to secure the paper to the board. Don’t use mod podge for this part, the paper will peel right off if you do. Cover the board really well with the glue, especially the edges. Then center the paper and smooth it on.
I made a lot of them at one time, assembly line style. Let the glue dry for about 15 minutes or more before you cover the top with mod podge.
While the boards were drying, I cut coordinating paper to adhere to the mini clothespins. I used mod podge for this part.
I also wanted some cute magnets so I took the backs off some decorative brads. I thought they would make perfect magnets for this project.
I always use E6000 to secure my magnets. This stuff is strong. It smells strong too, so you might want to open a window when you use it (unless you really want a headache).
Cover the boards and clothspins with a thin layer of mod podge. I do this so you can wipe them off if something gets on them. I also made a few flower magnets using small paper flowers and small brads.
Didn’t they turn out so cute? They can hold notes, pictures, recipes, or anything else you can think of.
If you don’t want the magnets hanging out on the front of the board when they’re not being used you can store them on the back. Clever, no?
Here’s a closer look at my favorite one. So super easy and functional. What one is your favorite? You can make these using a regular piece of sheet metal. Hardware stores will even cut it for you. Bend the bottom of the board leaving about 2″ to form the stand.
I hope you’ll come visit me at Organize and Decorate Everything. I love meeting new friends and sharing great ideas!