Framed Magnet Board {a Pinterest Challenge}

Framed Magnet Board {a Pinterest Challenge}

How many great ideas have your pinned on Pinterest?  How many have you actually tried out?  Well, over that the blog,   Young House Love, an unofficial Pinterest challenge has been kicked off.  There have been several previous challenges, but this is the first time I have participated.  Be sure to check it out, because there are all kinds of wonderful projects people have completed and submitted!  Now, here is my submission!

Artful Adventures Kristie Sloan FramedMagnetBoardI have seen several framed magnet boards lately and I thought it would be fun to make one.  One of the ones I had pinned on my Pinterest boards came from this site.

Artful-Adventures-Kristie-Sloan-Framed-Magnet-Board-SuppliesSince I have a lot of scrapbooking supplies, I decided that is what I would use to make my board.  Here is what I used to make my framed magnet board.

  • A 10″ x 13″ frame
  • Metal sheet that is from the hardware store
  • One 12″ x 12″ Scrapbook paper
  • Sticky Strip
  • Adhesive runner
  • Embellishments for your magnets
  • Magnet that are a suitable size for the embellishments
After removing the glass from the frame, I put the backing into the frame and marked around the inner edge of the frame so I would know where to adhere the metal onto the backing.

Marking-Frame-Backing

Next, measure and cut your metal sheet to fit within the lines you have marked.  I used Sticky Strip to adhere the metal the the backing. You don’t need a lot, just enough to hold it in place, because it will be in your frame!

Adhere-Metal-to-Backing
Adhere metal to the backing within the lines you have marked

Next, cut your decorative paper to fit over the metal.  I cut a 1″ strip off the end and cut it into two 1/2 inch strips.  Center your paper, and then you can put the 1/2″ strips on each end.  I also realized I had more than I needed on one side and cut off another 1″ strip.

Center-Decorative-Paper
Center the decorative paper over the metal, and lay strips at end, and adhere them with your adhesive runner.

I wasn’t very pleases with the way the pattern looked after I placed the strips on the edges, so I just used the other cut strip used the reverse side of the paper.  Oh, double sided paper, I love you!  I adhered it over the seams and replaced the backing into the frame.

Reframe
Replace your covered magnet board into the frame

Now you are ready to make your magnets.  Select magnets that are smaller than your embellishments, so that your magnets will be covered.  Sticky Strip should easily hold most of your embellishments in place.  Just snip off a little bit to cover the magnet and stick your embellishments on top.

Prep Magnets
Use snips of Sticky Strip to prep your magnets for the embellishments.

Remove the backing of the Sticky Strip and press your embellishments in place!

Embellished-Magnets
Embellished Magnets

That’s it!  You are finished and now have a lovely, framed magnet board!  If you create one, I hope you will come over and share it with us over on the Artful Adventures Facebook Group!

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