Turn a Frame Into a Magnet Board in 15 Minutes! (tutorial)

I finished a Nautical Teen Room redo for my daughter this month. She has a room in the basement so the challenge was to create a room that seemed brighter and more inviting. One of the things I also wanted to do was make a place in her room where she can display pictures of her friends and mementos. So I decided to take some frames and make them into magnet boards on one side of her wardrobe.

This is an easy project. You can use new frames, frames from second hand stores or even frames from the Dollar Store for this project. Find out how to make this 15 minute project, after the break!

Here what I did:

  • The first thing I did was paint the frames.
  • Then I measured the space inside of the frame and cut a piece of metal sheeting that size. You can buy metal sheeting in rolls or big sheets from the roofing and heating section of your local hardware store. It’s very magnetic. Use heavy-duty scissors or tin snips to cut the sheeting.
  • Then because I wanted to make the magnet boards a little more colorful, I found some scrapbook paper that matched the room to add to the top of the metal sheets. I just adhered the paper to the metal sheets with some scrapbook adhesive.
  • Then I popped the paper covered metal into the frame.
  • I used 3M Picture Hanging Strips to hold the magnet boards onto the side of the wardrobe.

Such an easy project. And one that she loves in her new room!!

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The frames are from Cut It Out Frames and and the 3M Strips were given to me.

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