Category Archives: Etsy Shop – Magnet Menagerie

Dollar Store Makeover:  DIY Magnet Board Wall Hanging

Dollar Store Makeover: DIY Magnet Board Wall Hanging



Here is a very frugal and very cute DIY to display your photos – with your own DIY Magnetic Board that can be used as a photo frame!

Materials Needed:

Stove Burner Cover 

Ribbon – about 4″ long (for hanging)

Scrapbook Paper

Glue Stick

Sea Grass Rope

Hot Glue Gun

Magnets (check out the ones I have made over on my Handmade Amazon Shop!)

hot-glue-hanger

How To Make Your DIY Magnetic Board:

You can get your stove burner covers at the Dollar Tree – 2 for $1!  There is a variety of “interesting” patterns, that in my opinion, I am very happy to cover up with some good looking scrapbook paper design instead.  🙂

You need to get your hot glue gun and glue on some thin white ribbon (about 4″ long) that you will use to hang your magnetic board when it is done.

glue-stick

Find a sheet of scrapbook paper that you’d like the background of your magnetic board to be.  Then simply trace the stove cover on the 12×12″ scrapbook paper.  Cut out the circle – it doesn’t have to be perfect since we are covering the edge with sea grass rope.

scrapbook-page

Use your glue stick and smear it all over the back of the scrapbook paper.  Line up the paper to the edge of the stove cover and smooth the paper so that there are no wrinkles or air bubbles.

trim-paper

I sometimes need to use an exacto knife and trim off any edges of paper that might not be centered perfectly and are hanging off of the edge a bit.

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Then cut the length of sea grass rope that will become the border of the oven cover.  The larger 10″ covers need about 31″ of sea grass rope.

hot-glue

Use your hot glue gun and glue the sea grass rope down every few inches.  This gives it a nice clean and finished look – and can cover up any imperfect cutting of the scrapbook paper.

end-of-the-rope

Glue the rope down all the way around the edge and trim it so that it fits nice and tight so that the seam is not noticeable.

 

finished-frame-be-brave

Then you need to select a photo to now display on your magnetic photo frame!  The larger burner covers will hold up to a 5×7″ photo.  I have also laminated some inspirational messages and added those to the boards.

Last,  you’ll need some magnets to attach your photo to the board.  I used flat glass marbles and painted the flat side with glitter nail polish.  I then glued on a small rare earth magnet.

personalize your own magnet board I’m also a big fan of using these Alphabet Magnet Letters (made out of scrabble tiles) to personalize your own magnet board!  This would be a super cute, personal, and inexpensive gift idea!

 

1 today

If this is a project looks like fun, and you’ll pin, but probably never make – then I have good news for you!  I have many of these “Today Is A Great Day” round magnet boards for sale for $13.75 + Free Shipping!  

I have many other styles available – you can go browse and see my inventory.

My newest style now in my inventory:  


 

Cute and Colorful Butterfly Magnets!

Cute and Colorful Butterfly Magnets!

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Personalized Mother’s Day Frame and Magnet Board – Affordable Gift Idea!

Personalized Mother’s Day Frame and Magnet Board – Affordable Gift Idea!

In the past, I have shown you how to make custom magnet boards (see an example of one below) using an oven cover from the Dollar Tree.  Go Here for the step-by-step instructions. These are super easy to make, very affordable, and you can personalize them for any color, add your own inspirational message, and of… Continue Reading

Gift Guide:  Perfect Gift Ideas For Your Crazy Cat Lady Friends!

Gift Guide: Perfect Gift Ideas For Your Crazy Cat Lady Friends!

    Raise your hand if you have a Crazy Cat Lady Friend! (or sheepishly raise your and if you are the crazy cat lady friend – like I am.  Shhhh…..that’s our little secret.) I have a super fun list here of unique items that your crazy cat lady friends are sure to love!  Let… Continue Reading

Turn Those Ugly Cookie Tins Into an Adorable Re-Usable Gift Box!

Turn Those Ugly Cookie Tins Into an Adorable Re-Usable Gift Box!

Who has an old cookie tin laying around their house that gets rarely used?  Especially an older one with cheesy and out-dated prints on them? Maybe you aren’t raising your hand.  If that is the case, then you can enter any thrift store and find a boat load of these seemingly lifeless containers for dirt cheap.… Continue Reading

Double Sided Photo Frame:  Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame!

Double Sided Photo Frame: Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame!

DIY Photo Frame:  Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame! If you didn’t see this post, then you may not know that I have branched out my online business and have opened an Etsy shop called Magnet Menagerie!! I wanted to highlight this Burlap & Chevron Magnetic Photo Frame – this will make a great Mother’s Day gift!… Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 | Gift Ideas for Moms and Kids!

Holiday Gift Guide 2015 | Gift Ideas for Moms and Kids!

 Below is a list of brands that reached out to me to see if they could send me a sample of their product to review.  This list tells you about the product, along with my opinion on it, and to hopefully give you gift giving inspiration this year.  This is a great list, and I’m… Continue Reading

Fall Leaf Refrigerator Magnets – Use To Display Kids Artwork on Fridge!

Fall Leaf Refrigerator Magnets – Use To Display Kids Artwork on Fridge!

Magnets For Sale – Use on your fridge, lockers, or magnetic photo frames!! If you didn’t see this post a little bit ago then you missed my news:  I’ve branched out my online business and have recently opened an Etsy shop called Magnet Menagerie!! I love doing DIY craft projects – so I decided to put… Continue Reading

Double Sided Photo Frame:  Burlap & Animal Print Magnetic Photo Frame

Double Sided Photo Frame: Burlap & Animal Print Magnetic Photo Frame

DIY Photo Frame:  Magnetic Photo Frame! If you didn’t see this post a couple of weeks ago then you missed my news:  I’ve branched out my online business and have recently opened an Etsy shop called Magnet Menagerie!! I have expanded my inventory beyond just refrigerator magnets – I have also started listing my magnetic photo… Continue Reading

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