Monday, April 9, 2012

April DIY - Magnetic Board

So, I have decided to feature @ least one DIY project each month...complete with directions, details, pictures and maybe soon videos....hopefully this will inspire you and also keep me in inspiration mode!!

So I bring you this months DIY project..."Twitting Magnetic Board" 

I created this magnetic board as an Easter gift for my twin sister (she is the godmother to my little boy...and my children call her Nannie!) She does not tweet...so I thought I would make her a real twitting board for her desk at work...with pics of the kids and extra magnets to attach anything else! After creating this board...various ideas kept popping in my head...so I will definitely be making more!




So here is how I did it...

Step 1: First you will need a magnet board of some sort...I purchased my from Michael's in the same seasonal section of the store where they have lots of crates full of things for a $1. It was a magnet calendar board...that I knew I would definitely do something else with it...but for a $1...who can pass that up! Also while you are @ the craft store...make sure to pick up some small magnets.

Here is a list of some supplies you will need to get started with a project like this...
-Hot glue gun
-Thin Fabric to cover the magnetic board
-Small magnets
-Scissors
-small pictures (I love using instagram pics...download the app PostalPix....to get instagram pics mailed straight to your house...and they will be as cute as they are on your iphone!)
-stickers, buttons, and small scraps for added decor!
-I used the following scrapbooking products which you can find them all @ TwoPeas 

Bella Blvd. designer tape



Pink Paislee Spool Buttons
Heidi Swapp Instaframes -
The cute little tags on my board are a must have...they have sticker hearts and sayings like..."liked", "tweet status", "status update"....very cute...not to mention you get little instaframes...to put your pictures in!









Studio Calico - Take Notes Badges





October Afternoon - Mini letters


Crate Paper - Clothes Pins
Step 2: I covered the magnetic board with yellow fabric...cover the board by wrapping the board with fabric (yes...just like you would wrap a gift)...make sure all the folds and creases are on the back side of the board...and then hot glue everything down. Don't put any hot glue on the front of the board...only the back side. Make sure the fabric is pulled tight and there are no bumps on the front side...if all that is straight...then you are ready to move to step 3!

Step 3: After I covered the board with fabric...I began pulling together my embellishments and then created the banner for the top of the board. I used a scrap of vintage material to create a ribbon for the top of the board and a fabric bird, a hand made fabric flower, and other small flowers I had in my scrapbook stash then I hot glued everything together and adhered it to the board. 

Step 4: you will need to begin creating your embellished magnets....make sure to have small thinner magnets because you will need to glue that to the back of whatever button, flower, badge or pin you use...it is best to just use hot glue for the magnets too! After that is done...just put them on the magnet board and arrange everything how you like...and you are done!! 

This project will probably be done in about an hour...maybe sooner...it is super easy and the possibilities are unlimited!! 

Have fun creating!


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