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Saturday, March 27, 2010

Fabric Covered Magnetic Board

We have a bunch of coupons for free kids meals and other items that I want to keep out so I don't forget about them, but didn't have a good home for them.

They were either in a pile in the front seat of my car or in a pile in the kitchen.  I decided neither was working so I put the stuff on top of the dryer.  But they kept getting knocked off when I was folding clothes.  So, I decided to put a magnetic board in the laundry room.

I have seen fabric covered magnetic boards in several stores, and thought I would try to make one.  The hardest part of this project, BY FAR, was deciding on the fabric.  The rest was a piece of cake.

I chose a cheap, light magnetic board (23"x17") at Wal-Mart for $6.  I got the fabric at Hobby Lobby (1/2 yd.).  I chose mosaic tiles and then glued magnets to the back.

I ironed the wrinkles out of the thin cotton fabric quickly and then centered the board on the fabric.  I pulled one side over and began hot gluing the fabric to the back of the board.

I cut off the excess and continued all the way around.  I considered gluing the fabric to the front of the board as well, but decided against it.  If I ever want to change the fabric, this will be easier.  And, hot gluing it just on the back worked great.

These are the 1" mosaic tiles I picked up.  The colors worked with the fabric.

I hot glued Lowe's magnets to the back.

David hung it for me using the sticky things that come with the magnetic board and a ribbon I attached.  I considered hot gluing the ribbon around the edge of the board for added color, but decided against it. I liked it plain.

And now it's ready for all that stuff that didn't have a home.

I'm linking up to several parties next week.  Stop by and see more great projects!


Paula said...

That looks really nice!

Kendra said...

That is an excellent idea for all those things that we end up with that don't really belong anywhere else! I love it! I may have to do one for my kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

Nalamienea said...

oo! I like your magnet board! :)

the graphic was just found on google images by searching for "dogwood flower". hope that helps! I could email you the jpg if you wanted. :)

Nancy said...

Very cute and clever idea!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

so cute and cheerful! ...makes me so happy that I stopped by! I hope to see you at my place one day this week when you get a moment. until later...

Julie Bagamary said...

What a beautiful and functional solution!

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