These is my latest project that I will be making for my craft fairs this year. (Spring, Fall and Holidays) They are Magnetic Message Boards!
Attached to each board will be a decorated matching mini clothespin (magnet) holding 1/2 of a post it note pad, mini gel pen and a handmade (magnet) embellishment. Notice that I am saying "mini" a lot? These memo boards are approximately 5"x7" which will make them perfect for hanging from the kid's door, a closet or by the phone. You could also skip the ribbon and just put more magnets on the back and they would be awesome for inside a locker at school!
The message board part is a 5x7 sheet of galvanized metal step flashing (shingles)! Very inexpensive to work with and I can use my "Chomper" to round the corners! You may have to sand the corners a little bit because they can get really sharp. If you are looking for more directions, go visit Angie Juda HERE - she has a great tutorial on her blog. You can see my embellishments in the right hand corner of each message board.
I have been using the 3M Command hooks with the removable adhesive to hang on walls and doors (see baseball design) and they hold up great! If you go to the 3M site that I linked above, there are coupons for the hooks as well! The magnets are from HERE. I use the 1/4" for the mini clothespin and the 1/2" for the embellishments. They are all SUPER strong and only 1/16" thick! Make sure you have the right adhesive (I use E6000) or the magnet will pull off of the base - they are that strong! Oh! And I attached the mini gel pen to the message board with velcro and a glue gun!
I think that this apple Message Board will be a Teacher Appreciation Day (May 4th) gift for my daughter's teacher this year. The message board with all of the numbers would be great for a math teacher!
Thanks for Looking!
5x7 Galvanized Step Flashing - Lowe's
Mini Clothespins - Hobby Lobby
Mini Gel Pens - Staples (ink in black and assorted colors)
Apple Shaped Post It Notes - Staples (Cute!)
Magnets - eBay (link above)
Corner Chomper - Making Memories
Crop-A-Dile - Holes for ribbon
Lady Bug, A+ and Apple Brads on Clothespins - Hobby Lobby (Paper Studio Brads)
Crown, Baseball "Foamies" - Hobby Lobby