Learn how to make a DIY magnetic board from an old tray! You might also like this DIY dry erase calendar idea.
It’s time for another thrift store challenge. Last month, I made faux terrariums with old jars. This month, I made a magnetic memo board for my newly repainted office nook. I used an old tray that had seen better days for this project.
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
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DIY Magnetic Board from Upcycled Tray
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- Clean your tray well. Mine had some chippy paint, so I lightly sanded it before cleaning it.
- Spray paint your tray. Do several light coats for full coverage. (Keep in mind that your napkin is transparent, so the color of your tray will show through.)
- Once the paint is dry, it’s time to decoupage with napkins. Separate your napkin. Most are 2-3 ply, so each layer comes apart. Rolling the corner between your fingers helps to peel it apart.
- Lay it out on the tray and trace around the edge with a pencil.
- Trim the lines your marked.
- Paint on a generous coat of decoupage glue.
- Lay the napkin in place, smoothing as you go. Wrinkles are okay. Just keep smoothing them out.
- If any edges are loose, add glue to the top and it will soak through.
- Let the glue dry and add another coat to the top of the napkin.
- Use E-6000 glue to attach a picture hanger to the back of your tray for hanging.
- Attach scrabble letters to magnets using E-6000 glue.
- Hang your magnetic board and use your fun Scrabble tile magnets to create a magnetic memo board.
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