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My Crafty Magnet Board

I’ve been a little slow on my “command center” wall this week. Today, however, I finally got my act together and started putting things together. One of the things I want on this wall is a magnet board so I can keep my refrigerator from becoming so cluttered with spelling lists, grocery lists, pictures and other things. Unfortunately, I had already spent most of my allotted budget for this project. As I tried to figure out how I could get my hands on a piece of cheap metal-something that would look decent enough to hang on a wall, I had a flash of brilliance . . . cookie sheets!

I had two unused cookie sheets at the bottom of my drawer collecting rust.

Not too pretty. I didn’t want this on my wall. So, step 1, I sanded it down.

Better, but still not what I want. Step 2, I used the rest of red paint from my questionable hutch makeover.

Getting closer, but still not quite what I had in mind. Step 3, I went “shopping” in my mom’s extensive scrapbook paper closet. I found some I liked, trimmed it down and used Mod Podge to secure it to the board.

I learned the hard way that one of these tools is very necessary when using Mod Podge.

My first attempt resulted in a bubbled-up mess . . . probably should have done my research first. 🙂 Along with the “pretty paper”, my mom gave me a sheet of matching scrap-booking stickers.

You know that free magnets you get from doctor’s offices, phone books, pizza places . . . ?

I used the scrap-booking stickers and the above magnets to create some new, custom-made ones. With Mod Podge and my craft knife, this is what happened.


And here is the final result . . . two new magnet boards for my command center wall, along with custom-made magnets.

My next step is to actually get them hung on the walls. Here’s hoping for tomorrow!

I shared this post at Thrifty Decor Chick‘s spay paint link party. Check it out!

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I am wife to the world's nicest man, mother to four lively/intelligent/beautiful children, daughter to two incredible parents, sister to four amazing siblings, aunt to nine fun-loving nephews and two sweet nieces, friend, teacher turned homeschooler, runner and aspiring organizing maven. Most importantly, I am a woman of faith and unapologetically blend my faith and my God into all that I do because it is ". . . in Him we live and move and exist . . ." (Acts 17:28).

16 responses »

  1. this turned out great! Thanks for the tips on the Mod Podge. Haven’t tried it yet, but was going to soon, and I’m sure I would have done the same thing! Adorable!

    • I probably should have been a little more detailed, but I learned that before applying the top coat of Mod Podge, I used the roller, then it needed to dry a little. When I didn’t let the undercoat dry the paper started bubbling again. Hope your project is successful the first time! 🙂

  2. Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog. I am actually working on a command center for my home too, I already have my binder done but I love this Idea. The cookie sheet is a great idea. Happy blogging.

  3. Jaynell, that is great! I’m going to throw out a challenge: closets. Mine is frightening! I need help.

  4. Nice magnet board! I need to make one now!!!

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  6. What a clever idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  7. I absolutely LOVE the idea of using old cookie sheets for a magnet board! I have been considering making a magnet board, but waiting for a sale for sheet metal. But I have old cookie sheets I could use…this is awesome!!!

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