Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February Craft of the Month; Magnetic Board

I think many of you have probably seen this pin going around pinterest. I was inspired when I saw it over a month ago, and when one of my favorite mama bloggers AP had done one for her Carter man, I just had to finally make it for E. No ifs or butts about it. It was necessary

That's a good thing, because I was more than pleased with the end result.

I made sure to wake up bright and early this morning {Saturday February 25th} at 5:30 am. Got ready. And headed out to wally-world. If you are looking to go to wal-mart, I highly suggest going around this hour. You get a prime parking spot, and there aren't any crazies out {unless you include moms like myself who wake up when its still dark out to run errands. Ahem}.

There, I picked up my supplies. The oil drip pan. The magnetic stickers. And the wooden animals. I then went to Meijer to pick up the fabric, because this particular Wal-mart did not have it. And what made me think Meijer would? No idea. But they too did not have fabric.

So I compromised. I purchased a twin sheet set. Ha. Yes, I did. And off I went!

Now, I soon realized when I came home {of course after the fact}, that I could have very well just used a twin sheet, or any sheet for that matter, for this craft. But I didn't. Which is O-K because I loved the pattern that I had picked out.

So. This is what you would need:
1. ATP oil drip pan {can be found at wal-mart in automotive section for $9.98} 2. Hot glue gun 3. Fabric {or I used a twin sheet} 4. Magnetic stickers {1.98 at wal-mart for 18 pieces, or you can get a large roll for 3.99}  4. Wooden pieces, letters, or whatever you would like to make magnetic {The wooden pieces I purchased were 50 cents each at wal-mart}


1. Take the oil pan {image #1} and the fabric that you have chosen {or in my case, sheet, image #3}, and place the pan on top of the fabric, and cut accordingly so that it is completely covered, but so that there isn't too much fabric left over. I did it kind of like wrapping a present.

2. Then use your hot glue gun to glue down all the edges. Believe me, a child can do this.
3. Lastly, take your magnetic stickers and place them on the backs of the wooden pieces.

And it's literally just that easy. You are done. Cover your kiddos eyes and then reveal the big surprise! They will, i'm sure, squeal with joy and go at it.

That or they may just use it to bang bang bang stuff on it.

In that case, don't come knockin' on my door. That is the only risk factor of this project. 
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Show us your craft of the month. Something green. I cheated and my "green" was the fabric had "leaves" on it, and the letters/ wooden pieces with green in it. And actually, it's not cheating because it does have something green. But, great news, next month... no theme! Any craft goes! 

And I am really happy about this link-up, because it really forces me to get all the crafts that I have in mind done! Hopefully by the end of the year, I will be a crafting pro.
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21 comments:

  1. Ok, now that you AND that carrot-loving AP has done this one--I've got to get on it. I pinned it forever ago and love the idea especially because our refrigerator isn't magnetic on the front.

    This weekend---it's a must!

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  2. that is adorable! i'll have to keep that in mind! i love it!

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  3. I LOVE this craft!! DEF have to make it for Olivia for when she is "toddling" around! :)

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  4. I love it! I can only imagine how much fun the kids would have with it.. Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Very cute! And simple. My favorite :)

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  6. Love this! I think my Mason needs one :)

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  7. Great job and I bet E loves it!

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  8. Oh and we need an action shot of E playing with it! :)

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  9. Oooo I love it. I really need to make one for Megan. Im sure she would love it.

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  10. i've been wanting to make one for my boy and you just laid out how super easy and inexpensive it is so there is really NO excuse for me not to do it! thanks!

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  11. This is adorable, I will be picking up these things soon!!

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  12. look at you being all crafty and stuff. A nurse, mom, wife, crafter, hottie, what DONT you do??

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  13. Love love love the way the board turned out!

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  14. loving this tutorial, thanks for sharing! my kiddos will ADORE this! :)

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  15. How am I just seeing this now?! My daughter would love this.

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  16. Soooo cute!! I love it!! I have a magquote letter kit and this would be perfect to display fun magnetic quotes on! Thanks for the tip :)

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