Do you love how I just made that word up? I really couldn’t help myself as it really describes today’s steal, the Custom Magnet Board Kit by Boulder Innovations to perfection! These little magnet boards are magnificent!
When I found out that I would be able to alter not only one magnet board, but five of them, my mind went into hyper crazy creative drive. To sum it up into three simple words, it would be…SO. MUCH. FUN.
To get the creative juices flowing, I went into my workroom and started grabbing embellishments that I love. One of my very favorite parts of my collection is my button stash.
I knew instantly that I wanted to create a frame using a variety of buttons.
I decided for the background of this magnet board that I would keep it simple, and use paint. This way the focus would be kept on the button border as well as accent the buttons nicely. To give a little variety I decided to paint the edges of the frame a different color than the top.
I painted the square magnet in coordinating colors and used rubons to write ‘cute as a button’ keeping in theme with the design the frame.
I used glue dots to adhere random buttons in different colors and shapes around the edge of the metal portion of the frame.
This frame would make the perfect addition to the bedroom of any child where a current photo can be easily swapped out.
I then decided to try something a little out of the box and found a scrap of fabric. For ease of adhesive, I cut the fabric to approximate size and ran it through my Xyron, turning the fabric into a ‘sticker’.
I then wrapped the fabric around the board part of the frame, and used a little clear packing tape to secure the edges of the fabric.
After adhering the metal portion of the frame, (which has super sticky self adhesive so use caution when attaching it to your project!), I thought it would be fun to cover the edges with coordinating ribbon.
I used my small Xyron to apply adhesive to the back of the ribbon, although glue dots, liquid glue or tape runner would also work well.
This magnet board was turning out so perfectly girly that I decided to make the magnet into a photo of my daughter that is super girly. I used spray adhesive to cover the entire surface of the square magnet. After adhering her photo, I pressed the edges into some pink ‘Sugar Coated Glitter’ by Doodlebug. This finished off the photo magnet nicely and added just a little bit of sparke to the entire project.
I then added some buttons to cover the seams of the ribbon and added some flowers to one of the corners of the frame to give a little dimension.
The beauty of these frames are that they can be positioned either landscape or portrait. Now my daughter will have the choice as to how she would like to use the space on her magnet board.
The 3rd frame that I made came to me after desperately wanting to make something using the cute KI Memories Christmas kit that we featured a few days ago. I thought it would be perfect to put the magnet board to use as an advent calendar.
I covered this board with paper. I cut the paper to size so that it would cover only the top portion of the frame. I painted the edges a different color once again for contrast.
For durability I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the top of the board. I first applied a thin coat directly to the board, stuck the paper down carefully, pushed out all of the air bubbles and then added a coating to the top of the paper. If you used Mod Podge, you will likely have air pockets but the will almost always disappear as the decoupage dries.
To me Christmas is all about the sparkles so I quickly added a layer of clear ‘Sugar Coated Glitter’, to the top of the paper before the Mod Podge dried.
I then attached the metal sheet . I wanted to dress up the metal a bit and thought the clear ‘plastic’ page that came with the KI Christmas kit would be a fun addition to the project. I cut a piece to size, and ran it through my Xyron and then adhered it to the top of the metal sheet.
I then added some chipboard and buttons around the edges of the metal portion of the frame.
I turned the square magnet into the “days until christmas’ sign. I painted the edge of the magnet, adhered paper to the top, and then printed out a tag on my computer. After adding a chipboard snowflake and a little gem, my magnet was complete! I then printed out the countdown numbers on my computer, inked the edges for a little punch, and now I’m just counting down the days until I can use my countdown calendar! I will just have a hard time deciding if I want to hang it on the wall like I did in this photo, or keep it down on the counter where the kids can help me switch out the numbers a little easier.
I was obviously still in Christmas mode because I thought it would be fun to make a magnet board for my kids to write their wish lists to Santa on. I don’t know about your kids but mine change their minds as to what they would like for Christmas with every commercial break on TV. This is a fun way for the kids to keep ‘Santa’ updated on their most recent wishes! (Or for me to let Santa know that I need unlimited Diet Dr. Pepper and Chocolate!) To utilize the space of the magnet board a little better, I found some little wooden peg magnets to use instead of the square magnets that came with the kit.
My final magnet board I was a little indecisive as to what I wanted to make. Not for lack of ideas, but the fact that it was my last magnet board to play with. I really wanted to make something fun. I was truly lying in bed almost asleep and I realized what a great neighbor gift these could make. I don’t know about you, but when I use my recipe cards, I’m forever losing the card underneath the ingredients that I am working with. What a fun idea to alter cute magnet boards for neighbors, complete with the recipe card for that dessert that you are always being asked to share!
I had SO much fun with these boards that now it’s my turn to share with you! To one lucky random winner I will send my recipe board complete with my 16 year olds recipe for the most fantastic chocolate chip cookies that you will ever hope to have pass through your lips!
All you will need to do is simply leave a comment on this blog post by Monday at midnight, (the midnight that comes right before Tuesday ) and I will pick a winner and announce on Wednesday along with our Mojo winner.
Be sure to share, share, share!
I hope your weekend is safe, amazing and filled with creativity!
Until next week…get those mojos done and as always, happy scrappin’!