My daughter is very crafty and loves to display her artwork and creations. We have set up several areas in her room for her to do so in a non destructive way. One of which is this HUGE magnetic board.
I am a regular on pinterest and see projects where people turn cookie sheets into magnetic boards. It's a great idea but it has a few problems. First, cookie sheets aren't that big. Second, they can get expensive, depending on how big and how fancy you want to go. I had used a oil drip pan on my son's wall for his use. I decided to copy the idea but make it a bit more girlie for my daughter.
You start with your oil drip pan. It's around $9 at WalMart. While you are there, pick up some 3M picture hanging strips, some mod podge and some fabric if you don't have any at home.
This is what your oil drip pan looks like:
I clean it off with a kitchen cleanser. . . it has some sort of oily film on it that I don't like. Simple Green takes it right off. Cut your fabric so that it's about 3 inches bigger all the way around. Don't get exact. . . that's not fun!
Cover the inside of the pan with mod podge. Paint it on:
Lay the fabric down on top. Smooth it on. You will get gooey so embrace it! Remember, any wrinkles and they'll be permanent. Make sure to squish the fabric into the corners of the pan. Paint the top of the piece with mod podge and let dry.
Let it dry. . . again. The piece is done when it is dry. Follow the directions on the 3M strips and you don't have to make holes in your wall!
I was SO bored with waiting so I made some cute magnets to go on the board. Here's what I used:
Cut a flower off the bunch and cut the center out. My flowers had three layers to them. If you had different colored flowers, you could swap out the layers and make multi colored layered flowers. I didn't so I stuck with what I had.
Glue the first layer to the magnet and each additional layer on top. You can either cut the original center flat across the bottom and glue it back to the middle or use something else. I had these:
So I made these:
I hung the magnet board, and added the magnets.
Not much to tell. I like how it turned out. Some things to make sure to do again would be to use a thinner cotton fabric. . . I think anything thicker would bunch up too much. I would also make sure to not have goops of mod podge left on the top. I would also make sure to use the matte mod podge. . . it's a lot more forgiving than glossy when used in such a large amount.