Jun 30, 2010

Magnetic Name Frame

Here is a fun and easy project that make great gifts too.
First I cut some metal flashing to fit inside of the frame I picked out. The metal is very sharp, so I edged it with masking tape.

I then chose paper that I wanted and glued it onto the metal piece.

I made magnets by glueing magnets onto the backs of buttons and clear glass pebbels. This makes it easy to attach pictures and notes.

Jun 25, 2010

Window Frame Message Board

This is my most recent project. We just finished with a basement remodel. I kept the old windows, so I could use them to create message boards. Here is what I did and how it turned out.

Ok, I have no idea why this picture keeps flipping on me, but I took the window and spray painted it the color that I wanted. Once it was dry I glued cork board into the center pane and cut two pieces of metal flashing for the other two panes.

I then covered the metal flashing with fabric and glued them into the two side panes.

To finish this project off I used a rub-on saying, screwed hooks on the two bottom front corners, and put picture hangers on the back side. I am tickeled at how it turned out. What do you think?

A perfect fit!!