We showed you one magnet project and we have another waiting in the wings, so we thought it was time to give you something on which to stick those magnets! Here's a tutorial for a very easy magnet board.
Magnet Board Tutorial
What you'll need:
*Any picture frame
*Spray paint and newspaper (if you want to paint it--you may like it the way it is!)
*Piece of sheet metal the same size or larger than your frame
*Ruler or measuring tape and marking tool
*Metal snips and gloves (if your sheet metal needs to be cut down)
Okay, let's get started.
This frame was on clearance at Ben Franklin for $4. It was cute, but Stacy wanted a punch of color, so she covered it with a quick coat of red spray paint. No sanding required. Then she measured the dimensions of the inside where the picture would normally go.
Next she took a piece of sheet metal, found at a local hardware store, and marked the measurements from the frame on it with a measuring tape and a Sharpie.
To trim it to the right size, use heavy metal shears. Or, ask your hardware store to cut it for you (some may do it for free, others for a nominal fee). Don't forget to bring your dimensions with you to the store!
Slip the metal into the back of the frame like you would a picture and replace the backing.
Uh, is that not the easiest magnet board in America? We know we have some international readers--can you come up with something easier than that? I highly doubt it, but send us a note if you do! This is such a great size because it can be hung on the wall or, if your frame has a stand, it's perfect to stand on a desk. Cover it with pictures or reminders and, of course, with your favorite magnets.
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