When I saw this project in Greencraft magazine, it was supremely fortuitous timing. I had just treated myself to new cookie sheets, and was in the process of putting the old ones in my ever-present donation pile.
Such an easy project- and really something I can use. My “Blogging” area of the home office is in a state of constant disarray, with piles of business cards, sticky notes to myself, shipping receipts, etc. waiting to be filed away. So a DIY magnetic memo board would be a perfect addition to the office- and a way to keep certain to-do items organized. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.
Similar to the magazine, I spray painted my cookie sheet, starting with a metal primer first and a pretty garden green color on top.
But unlike the magazine (which recommended craft paper), I used a piece of fabric from a vintage sheet I had. A sheet on a (cookie) sheet- ha!
Seriously, though- how cute will that be on the green tray?!
So I “mod-podged” a piece of sheet fabric on the tray, and let it dry overnight.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not 100% skilled at découpage… I need some pointers for that skill!
But it worked out- when all was happy and dry, I had the prettiest magnetic memo board you can imagine!! (I also sprayed a layer of glossy clear coat to the entire thing to protect the paint and decoupaged fabric.)
I think I’ll specifically use it to hold business cards. I spend a lot of my time networking with other bloggers or southern artisans that I really admire, and this is a great way for me to remind myself of folks I need to contact.
I’m sure craft paper would be pretty on this, but you know me- I like to use what I already have! AND I have a ton of fabric left from that sheet…what should my next project be with it??