Nov 25, 2012

DIY Fabric Covered Magnet Boards



I purchased these magnet boards from Ikea a few years ago, and have been meaning to hack them for a while now.


Here's what I did!

First, collect all the stuff I need!
- Glue gun, scissors, fabric, and magnet boards



I got my fabric from Ikea for just $8.99 a meter.  I only needed one meter for this project, but I bought 2 incase I was feeling crafty in the future!

I lay out the fabric to decide how I wanted them to look.  I wasn't sure if I wanted them to be all vertical, horizontal or diagonal.  I decided on a little mix and match!


Then I cut the fabric to size


I busted out my duck tape before my glue gun.  I figured I could just eyeball if the lines were straight.


Once I had the sides duct taped to where I wanted them, I just glued the fabric down with my hot glue gun.  No science here, just a straight line of glue.  And don't worry, after the first burn, the rest don't hurt that much - I got my finger good!


When you get to the corners, just pinch them like this...


Put a bead of glue on each side of the pinch and then push down



Ta Da.




Yup, there's Marley.  He's the "Where's Waldo" of my blog.


A lot of my decor and craft supplies are in the toy room closet, so I like that I have a little display board of my own for paint samples and whatever else.  Too high for the kiddies to reach.  Haha.

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