I hope you are having a wonderful summer! My name is Traci, and I blog at Beneath My Heart.
I am so thrilled to be guest posting here at Tatertots and Jello today. Thank you, Jen, for having me. 🙂
I do not know about you, but I am amazed at how quickly the school year is approaching. My boys start school next week! Wow!
(Yes, I might have just jumped into the air and clicked my heels together in glee.)
No, I’m not. 🙂
To help your kids (or you) stay organized this school year, I thought I would share with you a very easy DIY magnet board that I made for my boys 🙂
This magnet board is the perfect place to store notes, reminders, or special keepsakes.
Here is how I made it (in less than an hour!)
I also bought two 1x2s from Lowe’s. Get the cheapest 1x2s you can find. These were $1.97 a piece.
Bronze furniture nails, Nickel furniture nails, and large head galvanized roofing nails.
I started by using a hack saw to cut a piece of wood 24 inches long…
After you finish nailing all the tacks in, you are done! How easy is that?!
Now my magnet board was plain when I hung it in my boys’ room, but I was wondering what it would look like with some lettering on it.
So I uploaded my pictures into Picnik and added my boys’ names on the board to see what it would look like.
I loved it!!
In the next picture, I added my son’s name in blue to see how that would look…
Now you are probably thinking that this type of board would only look good in a boy’s room.
Oh no, my friends!
Look how cute the board looks in my office!!!….
Again…I love it! Who would think a piece of steel could look so feminine?
Here is the memo board with my favorite saying on it (added through the magic of Picnik, of course.)…
For less than 20 dollars….“holla!”
And if steel on your walls is just not your thing, check out the tutorial on my blog to make “Ballard Designs Inspired Magnet Board.”