Friday, May 21, 2010

Magnetic Menu Board with Rose Magnets

This is a craftalicious original, brought to you by my mother, Becky of Mesa, Arizona.

She has always been little miss crafty pants and is very multifaceted. She's a talented woman, that one is, so I'm sure you will see more of her on this blog in the future.  This is her tutorial for a magnetic menu board with matching fabric rose magnets.

  • metal sheet (bought at Home Depot or Lowes) mine is 12X 18 inches
  • fabric to cover front and back, wrapped around short ends of metal sheet
  • wide ribbon which is wrapped on the 2 long sides of your board
  • glue gun and glue
  • round disk magnets
Directions for board:
  1. Cut one piece of fabric to cover both sides of metal sheet, overlapping about 1 inch on backside. Cut within 1/2 inch on both long sides. Do not take fabric to the exact edge.
  2. With hot glue gun, glue only short edges of fabric after stretching it around metal sheet, overlapping fabric on back side and gluing the edge down.
  3. Glue ribbon on both long sides, folding half of ribbon on and around edge of metal sheet.
Directions for fabric rose magnets:
  1. Cut several 1.5 - 2 inch strips of fabric per rose petal. Each flower needs 3.
  2. Fold lengthwise and roll each strip and secure with glue on end.
  3. Glue raw edge of each roll to the raw edge of the next petal. Rolls are flat on bottom so that magnet disk can be glued to the underside.
Place Magnetic Menu Board on any pedestal to display or hang on a wall.



Bowman Family said...

I love this idea. I know your mom with have many great ideas for us so I am happy that she is willing to share.

Brittney said...

This is awesome! I already have one of the metal sheets from home depot so this is totally doable for me. :)