Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Magnet Boards

I've had the idea to make these for awhile.  Thanks Craft Warehouse {} in Wenatchee for having the goods!

You Need:
  • A sheet of galvanized sheet metal
  • Paper*
  • Ribbon
  • Embelishments
  • Mod Podge
  • A Paint Brush
  • A Hold Punch 
  • Magnets
It's really as simple as fitting your paper to the sheet metal, Mod Podging the paper & putting it in place.  Once that dries paint a layer of Mod Podge over the top to seal.

I put my embellishments on the paper before adhering the paper to the metal, that way I did not have to drill a hole through the metal.

If your sheet metal does not come with premade holes, drill holes at the top to string the ribbon through that are the size of a traditional hole punch.  After the paper is adhered to the metal, a simple punch through the paper will allow the ribbon to slide through with ease.

*An alternative to gluing paper would be painting the surface.  You can antique the edges to add character by using steel wool or sand paper.  Finish by sealing with Mod Podge.


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