Sum Up Sundays: DIY Magnetic Memo Board @ Young & Crafty

If you popped by Young & Crafty at all this week you've probably seen the magnetic memo board tutorial there.  Well here it is again, on Sum Up Sunday, just in case you missed it.

This is perfect to display your holiday cards.  In fact, that is mainly why I came up with the idea.  Use wrapping paper for a seasonal one.  The one here is for every day use to post notes & grocery lists.

Let's get started.  Here's what you will need:
Burner covers, scrapbook paper, white glue with a few tablespoons of water or decoupage medium, compass, ruler & time! (optional: small jar for glue/water mixture)

My burner covers had a neat design I wanted to stick with so I measured the diameter of an inner circle & used a compass to create a circle to that size.  I repeated this on all the covers:

Now we have circles corresponding to our burner covers. I've chosen to only use 2 covers but I cut some other paper because I wasn't sure which ones I liked together.  You can go ahead & make all 4 covers if you wish:

Break out that white glue. Either pour some glue into a bowl to add water to or if you would like to keep your mixture, use a leftover sauce jar.  Pour a fair amount of glue into your container & slowly add a bit of warm water a tablespoon at a time to thin down the glue.  The glue should become a bit more runny & less thick than the original white glue.  You want it to resemble decoupage medium:

Use this medium to adhere your paper to your burner, be careful not to make it too runny.  Your paper will bubble if it is. I applied the glue to the burner first then pressed on the paper.  Make sure to smooth it out:

if your paper does bubble, grab an old credit card or thick piece of board.
run this over the top to smooth it out.

Once it is dry, give it a once over with more of your glue mixture to seal it.  Again, use your card if you need to smooth out the bubbles.

To hang, attach a length of string to the back with hot glue or use removable hooks with a sticky back.

Now you have a finished magnetic memo board:

Notice the old thermostat that we haven't taken out of the wall.  I think it adds character.  This are perfect to display your holiday greeting cards from friends & family, in an office to remind you of important dates, or at your entry way to remind you of your grocery list.

Happy Sunday!  Christmas is almost here!

1 comment:

  1. This is such an awesome idea! I'm definitely going to do this! thanks!


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