How to make a Magnet Board with an old frame:
I am so loving this magnet board! It sits right on my desk, behind my laptop. It’s where I stick all my important little scraps of paper and reminders so they don’t get lost.
It was so easy to make, anyone can make it, and you can customize the magnet board to any decor!
Here is how I made the DIY Magnet Board.
- 12x 12 picture frame (My frame was black, I just gave it a coat of white spray paint.)
- If you don’t have the glass to the frame you could use a 12 x 12 square of thin plywood. (It should be about the thickness of the picture frame glass, which is about 1/8 inch. I bought mine at Michaels for a couple of bucks. This place sells them individually and Amazon sells them in a pack of 12.)
- Thin scrapbook paper
- Magnetic Paint (I used the Krylon spray magnetic paint, but next time I will try the kind you paint on with a brush. That way, I can get a nice thick layer in just a couple of coats.)
- Modge Podge or some other type of glue.
- Magnets (I used these. They are so tiny and strong!- Don’t waste your time w/ the cheap magnets from the craft store.)
First, coat one side of your wood with a thick coat of magnetic paint and allow to dry the appropriate amount of time according to the directions. I sprayed mine in a box to help contain the mess.
Apply a thin coat of glue, then apply the scrapbook paper.
Use a flat object to smooth out any air bubbles. As you can see, I used a very high-tech object.
Turn the paper side face down and weigh down the wood to help the paper dry with no ripples. (This really works!)
Once dry, insert the paper-covered wood/glass and you are done!
To make the magnets, I just hot glued a magnet to the back of my No Sew Fabric Flowers. Easy Peasy! (click the link to get the flower tutorial.)
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Jamie Sanders is a wife and mom of 2, located in the heart of Texas. She founded Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom in 2011 as a place to share creative ideas and family friendly recipes. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart, Woman’s World, HuffPost, TODAY, Pioneer Woman, HGTV, CNET, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo, Oprah Daily, and Redbook, plus many other publications. To date, she had given away just under a million free pdf sewing patterns.