I have another Little Yellow Bicycle post to share today. This time a Magnet Board but first let’s take a look at how I made the magnets.
These are so quick to make and a great way to use up paper scraps you have lying around. When I make these I love to look at all the tiny details that the designers have put into the paper – it’s amazing what you can find!
Here is a quick and easy way to make custom magnets from any paper…
- Cut or punch circles of paper slightly smaller than the flat side of the glass dome
- Apply Mod Podge to the surface of the paper you want visible through the magnet and glue onto flat side of magnet
- When dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the other side o the paper (outside)
- Using a super-strong craft glue, stick a magnet to the underside and leave to dry
The magnet board started life as a really ugly magnetic calendar – so I sprayed the outside edges with some tile paint, glued on some patterned paper and when the glue was dry – I applied a layer of Mod Podge (water-based sealer and glue) over the top to add some shine and a little protection. For this project I used a solvent based glue and it ensure the paper remains flat and is easily cleaned up by rubbing away any excess.
The wonderful papers from LYB really do all the work – they co-ordinate perfectly and the prints are fun and fresh.
My son will be able to put all his bits and pieces onto the board, and I have added a few photos from his first couple of school months to get started – held on by the magnets of course!
I have used one of the Mini Banners in the top left corner which is perfect as PRIDE is my son’s school motto. On the bottom segment I have used this wonderful bus from the Chipboard Shapes and an upside-down pencil and stop sticker from the Cardstock Stickers to make the sign. Placing scraps of paper behind the pieces and extra detail on the wheels just lifts the bus a little
Only one more post to go for LYB – and then I am designing for Echo Park for a month!
Very exciting (but busy!!) times for me 🙂
I am linking up this project to these websites here.