Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fabric Covered Magnet Board Tutorial

This is a super simple craft. I'm sure you've seen it around. I tried to see how others had done this by googling it, but couldn't find any tutorials. In theory it's really simple, but I thought I would post it here just in case someone goes looking for it.

I started out with a plain wooden frame that came with a piece of sheet metal inside of it. I got it at Roberts. I painted it a soft black color to start.
Then I dry brushed two coats of pink over the top. I added iridescent glitter to the paint on the second coat.
While your frame dries, lay out your material and your sheet metal. You will want to give yourself about 1-inch of material overlapping the metal.
Iron your material to get out any wrinkles!

Lay out your material again and get ready to hot glue!

You want to pull the material as tight as you can around the magnet board and hot glue it all the way around. You will probably burn your fingers at least a dozen times!!! Pull it as tight as you can so that you don't have any bubbles on the board.

Place your fabric covered metal into the frame and close the backing.Add any embellishments you want to the frame. I used some vinyl to put my nieces name. My sweet sister-in-law has a cricuit, that I covet and she was so nice as to cut this out for me! Once you've done that you have a darling magnet board! I made this for my cute niece who just turned twelve. I hope she likes it. It was so easy to make and turned out pretty cute. The picture doesn't do it justice. I had to turn the flash off so I didn't catch a glare, but it's very pink and very bright.
You could attach ribbon to the back of the board and use that to hang the board with. This particular frame is super heavy, so I decided against the ribbon because I don't think it could really hold it up.

And remember the magnets from Monday's post? Those go with this fun little craft! Cute present for a teenager!!!


Kellie said...

You are such a mind reader, I was just thinking on Monday how I wanted to make one of these it is :) Thanks for the quick tutorial.

DV-Becca said...

So Darling!!!

Kris said...

way cute Brandy. Tyler will love it!