DIY Fabric Magnet Board
I wanted to make a board for my craft room to keep notes on, plus important dates, reminders, or inspirational quotes, but I also wanted it to be CUTE! There are boards you can purchase for upwards of $20 or $30, but I really didn't want to spend that much. I also wanted it to be magnetic so that I can easily put items on it with magnets so that I can change it up as often as I like.
So, off to the Dollar Tree I went, and I picked up a $1 cookie sheet. That's all I spent on this adorable magnet board, because I already had everything else on hand. So, realistically I the entire project cost me less than $2.00!
DIY Fabric Magnet Board
Supplies you will need:
- cookie sheet
- fabric scrap
- spray adhesive
- hot glue gun
- Mod Podge (optional)
- magnets (optional)
- Cut out a small piece of fabric that will fit the bottom of your cookie sheet. (You can lay the fabric down with the cookie sheet on top and trace around it, then cut it out)
- Spray adhesive along the top where you will be placing the fabric, but just enough to line up the top edge to the top of the fabric. (TIP: add a piece of blue painter's tape along the top and bottom so that you don't get sticky adhesive on it!)
- Continue to spray adhesive in 2 or 3 more sections so that you can slowly lay the fabric down and not get creases or lumps. It should only take a few minutes to be completely dry.
- Cut 2 pieces of ribbon and hot glue to the bottom on the sheet. It will stay nice and flat once hung if you glue it at a slight angle, as shown.
- Flip the cookie sheet back over and tie the ribbon in a bow. You're done!
Give it a little pizzazz by adding ribbon to the top or bottom like I did. You can also create your own Washi Tape magnets! Just add a small piece of washi tape to the top of a clothes pin and trim off the excess. Hot glue a magnet to the back and you have an instant magnet. Endless possibilities here. I also added a piece of ribbon and washi tape to the bottom of the cookie sheet for extra cuteness.
I'm loving this bright fabric that I had on hand, and it's perfect for summer. If I want to change it up after summer is over, no worries since it was less than $2.00! I think these would make adorable gifts for teachers or friends too, don't you think?
What are your favorite crafts to make with fabric?
Katie Farmer blogs at Dime Party Divas, is a party stylist, graphic designer, and owner of The Pretty Party Shoppe. She loves designing, crafting, photography, and hanging out with her two adorable kiddos. Her parties have been featured in places like Hostess With The Mostess, Kara's Party Ideas and Everyday Party Magazine.