I recently received the new Ballard Designs catalog. Wow...if I was rich I would own one of just about everything in there! But I'm not...rich, that is. I saw this cool magnet board...for $69! Huh? Are you kidding me?!
I decided I could make one myself...mine cost more like $5. That's right, you didn't read that wrong...5 bucks. You can see a framed magnet board I did for my daughter's room HERE. I had a piece of sheet metal left over from that project...I had paid $6 for the whole sheet. The ribbon was $1.97 for a whole roll at good ole' Walmart and I got the burlap there as well for $2.97 for a yard. I still have a bunch of ribbon and burlap left over for a future project...yay!
I gave the sheet metal a quick coat of beige spray paint just so the shiny metal would not show through the burlap. I had my husband drill the holes in the sheet metal...I don't do power tools. I sprayed the front of the sheet metal (the side I had painted) with spray adhesive to help hold the burlap in place.
I decided to do a fleur de lis design. I thought about using paint to stencil my design but I decided to try a permanent marker instead, which worked great! No clean up and no mess...my kind of project!
Here is the final result. Remember that I saved $64 by making this myself. That's almost a week's worth of gas in my minivan...thanks to $3-plus a gallon gas.
I hung it right inside the garage door and it looks so cute there! That sweet baby in the picture is my little niece...isn't she a doll?
I'm thinking this would make great Christmas gifts! What do you think? Do you like to give and receive hand crafted gifts?
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