Hi Everyone – Lowri McNabb here again to share another couple of projects with the Head of the Class Collection. I am not sure if I mentioned it in a previous post, but my eldest son actually started school this year in May, and so this collection has been perfect to work with given our recent family adjustment to school life! Today I have a Magnet Board to show you – but first let’s take a look at how I made the magnets.
These are so quick to make and a great way to use up paper scraps you have lying around. When I make these I love to look at all the tiny details that the designers have put into the paper – it’s amazing what you can find!
Here is a quick and easy way to make custom magnets from any paper…
1. Cut or punch circles of paper slightly smaller than the flat side of the glass dome
2. Apply Mod Podge to the surface of the paper you want visible through the magnet and glue onto flat side of magnet
3. When dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the other side o the paper (outside)
4. Using a super-strong craft glue, stick a magnet to the underside and leave to dry
The magnet board started life as a really ugly magnetic calendar - so I sprayed the outside edges with some tile paint, glued on some patterned paper and when the glue was dry - I applied a layer of Mod Podge (water-based sealer and glue) over the top to add some shine and a little protection. For this project I used a solvent based glue and it ensure the paper remains flat and is easily cleaned up by rubbing away any excess.
The wonderful papers from LYB really do all the work - they co-ordinate perfectly and the prints are fun and fresh.
My son will be able to put all his bits and pieces onto the board, and I have added a few photos from his first couple of school months to get started – held on by the magnets of course!
I have used one of the Mini Banners (HC-307) in the top left corner which is perfect as PRIDE is my son’s school motto. On the bottom segment I have used this wonderful bus from the Chipboard Shapes (HC-279) and an upside-down pencil and stop sticker from the Cardstock Stickers (HC-135) to make the sign. Placing scraps of paper behind the pieces and extra detail on the wheels just lifts the bus a little.
I hope you have enjoyed these projects – Little Yellow Bicycle is hosting a great giveaway at the moment – head on over to my blog to find out how YOU can enter and be in to win some of this fabulous collection!