" The Modest Homestead: DIY Magnetic Board

DIY Magnetic Board

With all the busyness that has been going on lately I'm a little behind on tutorials. So today I'm going to share with you what I made for Mother's day gifts. I had some leftover beadboard from my kitchen makeover-in-progress {I think I've finally decided on a paint color by the way} and decided to use it to make some easy magnetic boards. If you're handy with a saw (or your hubby can cut them beforehand) you can whip these up before the kids wake up from their afternoon nap.

You will need:
  • Beadboard pieces cut to whatever size you desire
  • Ribbon
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Modge Podge
  • Galvanized sheet metal (found at Home Depot)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Magnets
  • Buttons
  • Fabric flower 
  • Paint


First, using my circular saw I cut out two pieces of beadboard. They are different sizes since I was using my leftover pieces so I just went with it. They went to two different places so it didn't matter.


Then using my cordless drill I piloted two holes in the top of each board to thread the ribbon through. I cleaned them off and gave them two coats of white paint.


Here is a picture of the metal sheet I bought. Don't buy one from the sheet metal section because it's more expensive for practically the same thing. I found this near the plumbing supplies for $10.00.


Using scissors I cut my metal out to the sizes I wanted. Each a few inches shorter than the beadboard frame. Make sure to be careful when cutting this as the edges are very sharp!! 

Then I used mode podge to attach my scrapbook paper to the metal. I'm not sure where my pictures went for this step so I'm sorry about that. I just used a paint brush and started brushing the modge podge onto the metal at the top, laid the paper on top of it and slowly pressed down and out on my paper as I worked smoothing it out as I went along until it was completely glued down. 


Then I used my hot glue gun to glue the metal sheet down to the beadboard, centering it in the middle. When doing this step you will want to apply the glue to the beadboard first and work quickly. Once it touches the metal it dries fast! I embellished it with a linen flower and attached the ribbon at the top.


I hot glued buttons to the tops of the magnets to give them a little flair!


There you have it! A super easy and inexpensive gift idea that any mom or grandma would love!


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