I found a piece of magnetic metal at Hobby Lobby for $11.99 - since I was already there and had a 40% off coupon, I decided to buy it. The fabric I picked up at JoAnn's for $12.99/yd, but I also used a 40% off coupon for that. (I used less than half a yard.)
What I used:
- sheet of magnetic metal (cut to fit frame)
- fabric (slightly larger than metal)
- Mod Podge/brush
- staple gun
- poster boards (cut to fit back of frame)
First I measured the back opening of the frame, then Gus cut the sheet of metal to fit. I laid it on the fabric, then cut the fabric, leaving a 2" selvage on all sides.
Since I didn't have any spray adhesive handy, I used Mod Podge to adhere the fabric to the metal. On the "front" side of the metal, I applied a 2" band of Mod Podge around the edges. Then I flipped the metal over, onto the back side of the fabric.
Next, I cut small squares out of the fabric at the corners of the metal - so that when the fabric was folded onto the back of the metal, the corners would be smooth.
Then I applied a 2" band of Mod Podge to the edges of the metal, and folded the fabric back over it - making sure that it was pulled tight and smooth.
Rather than leave the back of the metal exposed, I decided to cut a piece of poster board to fit the opening of the frame and cover the back of the metal. I didn't use any adhesive on this - I just put it in place and then used a staple gun to hold everything in the frame.
That's all there was to it! It only took a few minutes to put everything together - and I really like the way it looks. As a matter of fact, I like this fabric so much, I think I may use it for valances in the kitchen!
Magnetic board: $10.20
Total cost of framed magnetic board: $15.52
(I know that seems a bit expensive for a magnetic board, but it's inside a frame that matches the other frames I'm using and can also be used for other things!)
Stay tuned for Part 4 of the fridge organization series: D-I-Y Fabric-Covered Picture Board! Have you made a magnetic board? How did you do it? Leave me a comment or snap - I'm enjoythevue on Snapchat!
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