I have been bitten by the Pinterest bug. Like, bad. I signed up a while ago but never really did anything with it. Then I started looking up dream kitchens & I was hooked. I love "pinning" things! (Every time I pin something, in my head I say "pinned ya again" a la The Lion King. Anyone else? No? Ok then.)
Moving along... I saw a pin of a DIY magnetic frame & decided I wanted to make one. My niece is graduating 8th grade this week so I figured I could make one for her.
All my goodies!
1. Frame from Goodwill - 3.99
2. Fabric from Joann's - 2.10
3. Buttons - 2.50
4. Magnets - 1.30
5. Galvanized metal from Lowe's - 6.59 (for entire sheet - was more than I needed though!)
6. Spray Paint - 3.99
Whole total - $21.00ish
(Not bad since I will be able to use the paint for more crafts as well as the metal!)
Isn't she a beauty? Well no, not yet - but she will be.
My sweet husband cutting the metal for me. We had the idea of tracing the insert after I took the picture. Made it a lot easier! This took a little while & I am so thankful my hubs helped. He is the best!
While he was doing that, I sprayed the frame. I loved that the back piece (what is that called? proper up thingy?) was still on - gives my niece the option of propping it up if she wants.
Once the metal was cut, I hot glued the fabric to it. Really easy! I also hot glued the button & magnets together. I spray painted them turquoise to match the frame & pop against the fabric.