April 26, 2011

Families Are Forever Magnet Board

I am SO excited about this project! After many requests, here is the full tutorial for the Families are Forever magnet board:
{Materials (and where I got them):
5X7 wooden unfinished frame (Michaels)
5X7 galvanized step flashing (sheet metal pieces- Home Depot)
Flatback clear marble accents (JoAnns)
Heavy magnets- I use Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets (Willow Run Crafts-Etsy)
silk or fabric flower (Dollar Store)
vinyl lettering (Parker Jane Boutique)
paint (Michaels/JoAnns)
paintbrushes (1 for painting, 1 for gluing)
glue- modge podge, super glue or hot glue gun}
Step 1: Remove contents of frame & Paint it!
Step 2: When completely dry, place & rub on vinyl lettering
Step 3: Take apart silk flower stem & center, replace with pretty button or rhinestone brad. Hot glue on frame. You could also make a fabulous fabric flower for some extra cuteness!
Step 4: Trim edges of step flashing (metal piece) with scissors so that it fits well and place inside frame- DONE!
Step 1: Trace marble accent on pretty paper & cut out
Step 2: Paint modge podge on marble back (flat part) and stick paper on- pretty side up
Step 3: Hot glue or super glue magnet on back-- you definitely need super heavy duty magnets or else the marbles will just fall off once placed on magnet board.
Wanna make your own?
Here are some hot deals these lovely sellers have offered for Kirstikoo readers:
Parker Jane Boutique has offered 15% off orders over $10.00 on vinyl lettering. Check out her awesome fonts HERE.
Willow Run Crafts has offered 5% off any orders on supplies like the Neodymium Rare Earth Magnets from her etsy store. Use code ETY05 during Etsy purchase.
This is one of the easiest projects, and you can make so many magnets with a $3 pack of glass gems. I love having decorations throughout my house that reminds me that families are forever and I am so thankful for my family and the happiness they bring me! Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to squeeze the ones you love!!
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