Magnetic Board

I’m so excited about this easy project that I just finished for Connor’s playroom.

I made a magnetic board to hang up his artwork and it turned out better than I thought it would.  The best part is that it cost less than $20.

To make your own magnetic board, you will need the following materials:

  • Old frame (I used an old 24 x 36 inch frame I had in the garage)
  • 1 yard of fabric
  • A sheet of metal (make sure the metal is magnetic).  I found mine in the duct work aisle at my local Home Depot.  It was the exact size that I needed but it could easily be cut to fit any frame.
  • Duct tape
  • Paint if you want to paint the frame.
The fabric I used was 7.99 a yard but I had a 40% off coupon and the sheet metal was $9.99.  Everything else I already had around the house.
The first step was to paint the frame.  I had a black frame and wanted it white.  Then I wrapped the fabric around the sheet of metal and adhered it with the duct tape.  Then I placed it in the frame and hung it on the wall.

So easy!!  The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry because I’m so impatient:)

Do you need a magnetic board in your playroom, kitchen, or office?  If so, follow these simple directions to make your own.  Leave a link below if you make your own magnetic board.  I’d love to see it.

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  1. Great idea :). I’ll have to do this once we get settled in Hawaii!

  2. I agree!! Great idea!! I need this for my son! I’m running out of room for his artwork. =) Thank you!

  3. It turned out great!!

  4. cute idea!

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    i’d love for you to stop by my blog and follow back.

  5. Great magnetic board Kara! And thanks for checking out Etcetorize~

  6. Super cute! I’ve wanted to do some projects that require sheet metal, but how to you cut them to the size you want? Do you have to have tools, cause I don’t :( {other than the basics like hammer, level, a drill…}

  7. The sheet metal comes in all sizes at home depot. The one I got was the exact size I needed. It is thinner because it is in the duct work aisle. I saw other pieces of metal in a different aisle but it was thicker and more expensive. I heard that they will cut it for you if you ask them. Hopefully they will:)

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