Saturday, June 05, 2010

Dry Erase/ Magnetic Memo Center

I've seen alot of memo boards lately and have been wanting to make one. I really liked the idea of having a glass front so you could use a dry erase marker on it, but I also really liked the idea of a metal memo board that you could stick notes on with magnets. So I combined the idea and made mine do both.



I found a frame with glass that I liked, used scrapbook paper for the backing, drew the grid for the calender right on the paper, and lined the back with a sheet of metal. I glued magnets on some marbles I had at home. I used a fairly large magnet so that it would be strong enough to go through the glass.

Now I have the perfect spot to leave messages, place reminders, and try to keep my life somewhat organized.

The best part is that since the back is made with paper, it'll only cost a couple dollars to change it out as my mood shifts, which it seems to do surprisingly often. I'm liking it for now but think I'll make the calender larger next time around.

What do ya think?

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6 comments:

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Very nice! I love the combination of both functions! Great job!

Leanne said...

This turned out so great. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday link party this Wednesday if you'd like to join. There's a giveaway also. Hope to see you there.

Stephanie Lynn said...

This looks wonderful! I love having both the magnet and calendar. Fantastic job! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase party! I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a fabulous week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Ela@lifeinmypjs.com said...

HI! I would like to invite you to join my new Pajama Party which starts Wednesday! (The link goes up tonight)

http://lifeinmypjs.blogspot.com/p/pajama-party.html

Thanks!

~Ela

Jessica said...

So... I may have just made this because it was so cute. I only have one problem: I don't know where to find metal to back this for the magnet board part. What did you use and where did you find it?

Aaron and Kristi said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial! I have been scouring the web for something just like this and you hit the spot! :)

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