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Create A Magnet Board: Fun, Functional, Creative - Great Gift Idea!

Robin Luther

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15 Lessons (57m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:33
    • 2. Class Project: Create a Mini Magnet Board

      0:39
    • 3. Essential Supplies

      5:12
    • 4. Extra Supplies

      2:06
    • 5. Supplies for Drilling Holes (optional)

      0:53
    • 6. Drilling Holes In Your Sheet Metal (optional)

      3:13
    • 7. Prepare Your Papers For Decoupage

      2:24
    • 8. Decoupage Your Papers to Your Sheet Metal

      8:11
    • 9. Paint the Back of Your Magnet Board

      0:59
    • 10. Add Paint for A Creative Look

      11:34
    • 11. Add Details with Pen

      3:28
    • 12. 11 Varnish Your Board

      3:17
    • 13. Add Your Fasteners

      3:05
    • 14. Make Your Own Magnets

      10:18
    • 15. In Conclusion

      0:36

About This Class

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Creating your own magnet board is fun and easy and will be a unique and functional addition to your kitchen, den, office or - given as a thoughtful gift! This project can be done very inexpensively with just a few basic craft supplies. There are many variations to fit any style or budget. For you serious crafters out there - get out your stash and make use of your pens, papers, cutters and more!

You do not need to be an artist to make this project. You will learn tips and tricks for basic crafting with paper, paint, magnets and sheet metal. You will learn to get a smooth finish, fix blemishes, embellish and learn about different design, magnets and hanging options. 

Get started today on this easy and rewarding project!

Transcripts

1. Introduction: Hi, My name is Robin, and in this class I will be teaching you how to create a magnet board. This magnet board can be hung in your kitchen or your office or given as a thoughtful gift . This class is both four beginning crafters as well. A seasoned crafters. If you're beginning Crafter, you will find that this project requires very few crafting supplies and is pretty easy to create for season crafters. You can use your existing papers and paints to create something maybe you haven't created before. I will walk you step by step on how to create the magnet boards, starting with how to prepare your sheet metal, choose your papers, attach your papers to your sheet metal paint and embellish. We will go over different options for fastening your magnet board to the wall. And last but not least, we will go over different options for creating your own custom magnets that will match your background. So if you're ready, let's get started. For your project, you will create a five by seven mini magnet board using your own style and design 2. Class Project: Create a Mini Magnet Board: after completing the class project, you will have your own magnet board to hang in your home or give as a gift start thinking about where you might hang your board or who the magnet board will be for. This will help you choose your papers and painting style. You will have the option to drill holes in your sheet metal or you simple removable stickers to attach to the wall. Either way, you will go through each step of creating your board, and once you are done, you will see how easy it was and you can get started on making more. 3. Essential Supplies: Now let's look at the supplies that you will need to create your magnet board. The first thing that you will need is a piece of sheet metal. For your project, you will be using a five by seven. This is available at any hardware store. You can also do an eight by 10 piece. That's your choice. You will want to have some baby wipes Iran and some craft scissors on hand. Baby wipes are really nice for doing cleanup as well as when you're painting uh, creating different effects. You will want some medium weight papers, so scrapbook paper is a really good option. There's a variety of designs to choose from and mix and match. You can also create your own papers. You will need some type of day. Koopa Zhu glue. You can use mod podge or, in this case, I have collage podge. A matte finish is fine because at the end we will be putting a varnish on our magnet boards . So it won't really matter what your big papa je finishes. You will definitely want a day copepods. Squeegee. This one is from mod podge. I don't know if anyone else makes thes but you can typically buy a kit, and this would be included in it. You will want a brush for your glue, so this is not typically brush that you would use for painting. You would just use this for glue. You will want something to put your paints in and you're glue. So in this case, I'm just going to use a paper plate. You will need magnets. Here are two brands that I recommend for the larger magnets these air pro mag and I found these at Michael's. Please have a really good strength for smaller magnets with a very similar strength. You can go with these. I'm Monde's magnets, and I found these at the hardware store. You will want some craft paints, and if you don't have any craft paint, you might just want to pick up a red of blue and a yellow, and you can mix your own paints. You also might want to throw in a white and a black um, and that can get you started. Otherwise, you can choose really any colors. There's a variety, and they're very inexpensive. You'll also want a paintbrush to use with your acrylic paints and it can really be any size for finishing off the back of your magnet board. You'll want a black paint. In this case, I'm using a spray paint. This is the fastest way to get the paint on with the least mess. You could also use Black Jess. Oh, or you could use a black, um, craft paint. But you will need a brush for that. Brush that on. To finish off your magnet board and give it a nice shine. We will. We will be putting varnish over the top of the front and the back so you will want any type of varnish from the craft store, as well as a brush any type of brush to apply that if you're going to be drilling holes in your sheet metal for hanging, you will want some string for hanging your your magnet board. Either way, if you're going to hang your magnet board or not, you do want some mounting stickies for the back of your magnet board. If you hang your magnet board, you're going to want to put one of these on the back so that as you're applying as you're pulling the magnets off the board isn't pulling off the wall. And so you will need, uh, something like thes scotch, respectable tabs. And then if you decide not to drill holes and not to hang your magnet board, you can just use the's at each corner to go ahead and just hang it to the wall that way, and the last thing that you will need is something for your magnets to make your magnets. And there are various objects out there that you could use this magnets you could use found objects. You could use different rocks or gems. For this demo. I'm going to be taking glass gyms, have a sample here. I'll be taking circles of construction paper, drawing on those gluing them to the back of the gem and applying the magnet. But again, there are many options for magnets. So for this project, you just need to find something that works for you. 4. Extra Supplies: So, in addition to your essential supplies, thes or some other options to make your magnet board creative. So right at the top, you can use stencils or stamps, whether they're homemade stamps or stamps that you purchase from the store. You can also use really any types of objects to stamp paint onto your magnet board. So I have a sponge. Here. I have a an egg carton where you can get these neat little shapes here and stamp that onto your board. I have ah roll from inside a tube of of paper. Eso. You could do circles with that, just dipping that in paint and doing circles. You can use ink sprays. You can use India ink. A nice effect is to drop India ink from a from a high location and have a splatter onto the magnet board. And that makes the nice effect. You could use something a simple as a fork. To make marks, you can use map medium to fin out your paints and to give more of a translucent look. Another really neat effect is by using my K cious iron oxide. You can give your magnet board kind of a grunge Look, the one thing I really like are these jelly roll pins. I used these when I'm all done with my painting and I want to add different drawings and doodles. This gives a really nice effect. And the jelly roll Penns draw over paint very well. 5. Supplies for Drilling Holes (optional): If you decide to drill holes in your sheet metal for hanging here, the supplies that you will need a Sharpie, a ruler, a drill with the size 10 or larger drill bit, a file for metal, a dowel and a hammer. Most of these items are optional. What you need essentially is the drill and the drill bit. In addition, while drilling, you will probably want a scrap piece of wood like this two by four in order to drill through your sheet metal into something solid. 6. Drilling Holes In Your Sheet Metal (optional): I'm going to show you how to drill holes in your sheet metal. It's a really simple technique. All you need is a drill and a drill bit, and it's really a nice effect for hanging your magnet board from the wall. If you decide not to do this, you can skip this video and we will talk about different ways of fascinating your board in other videos. And just remember the edges of the sheet metal can be sharp, and so you do want to be careful when you're handling it. So what I'm gonna do here is just mark half inch down on two locations from the top with a Sharpie, and then I'm just going to draw a line. And then I want to go about one inch in. Really, What you trying to do is just mark where you want your holes, so I would go down 1/2 inch and in one in. So however you want to do that, and then what? I recommend. He's using a dowel and a hammer, and you're going to just put a mark just like that where you drill and that helps the drill . Find it, spot you don't need to do that, but it is helpful. Okay, so I just want to show you how to drill the holes. It's pretty simple. You've already used your doll to mark your spot. There. You have your two by four underneath and you have your drill with your size 10. Drillbit, you just gonna position that? Hold it down? Do you want to give it a little force there? And that went ahead and went through actually pretty clean. So go and do the other one. You do have to give it a bit of pressure here. See, that's not quite done. So I'm gonna Okay, so there it is. After you've drilled the holes in your sheet metal, you may find that there are some sharp bridges around the holes. And so you just want to get a file, and you just want to kind of work those down. You just want to do it until it's smooth. And remember, this will be covered up with paper, so it doesn't have to be perfect. You just want to make sure that you're not going to cut yourself. You're working on your project, so that's pretty smooth there. And then I'll just do this other one and we'll be set. That looks good. 7. Prepare Your Papers For Decoupage: and now it will start looking at how I want to design the background. So let's start with this one here, and I think I'll just place this across the bottom. So I'm gonna go ahead and tear this, and when you're adding your paper to the bottom, you don't actually need those pieces. Tourney. But having tourney edges as you're building up your papers makes a nice effect on and this is optional. You could actually cut your papers into squares and place them on. That's really up to you. I'm just gonna show you one option here, and I don't mean just so long, So that'll cover up the bottom, and then I will go to this piece here and do the same thing. Let's see. And then I work, okay, actually tour a lot of the back off. So maybe all choose another piece here that made the paper really thin there, and you'll notice that they have a white ridge here. We can always use paint to cover that up. Um, if you don't want to do that, just make sure that when you're tearing your tearing in the direction where you would not get that Ridge. So for the next few years, I will do this one. And I think I'll just leave it at the three papers and actually didn't do that one wide enough. So I will do that at the top, and then it's Maybe I'll bring this one back in and do a thin strip across there. That'll be nice. So you really just want to make sure that you're gonna cover up every every area of your sheet metal. So this is how you get your background ready, and in the next step, we're going to go ahead and take a posh these onto the sheet metal. 8. Decoupage Your Papers to Your Sheet Metal: So now we're going to take a posh our papers onto our sheet metal. And this is a very simple craft technique you can take a punch papers onto. Really? Anything would, um, plastic. It's really kind of Ah, fun effect. You might have done it in grade school, so I have here some, uh, collage podge happens to be the brand that I'm using, but what you'll need is a day Koopa glue. So I'm going toe, go ahead and dispense that out. And I'm using my my glue brush that I don't use for painting. And I'm just going to start at the bottom and I'm going to glue my sheet metal just a thin , thin layer. I'm going to glue my paper and then I'm just gonna set that on there and using my squeegee . I'm just going to flatten that out, and it's nice if you have a rag. Or, in my case, I'm going to use a baby wipe so that as you're doing this, you can wipe your squeegee and you can wipe the glue off your off your sheet metal. Okay, so then we flip that over, get a little more glue and we're just gonna go around the edge here. And I didn't quite leave enough room for the paper there, so it'll be fine. But normally you want maybe half inch. So we're just gonna bring that up and we're just wrapping those edges and that will keep them from staying sharp. Okay? And you don't have to work to quickly, but do you want to kind of get it on there? And then you're gonna wanna put glue on top after you've pasted that on and again using your squeegee to make sure that that's nice and smooth wiping that off, flicking that over, and you want these edges to come down and so you just kind of work with that. Did you have scissors here? So when I get to points where I've got too much of the of the paper, I can just cut that off at a diagonal and also on this side here. I really don't need this paper coming over so far. So this is This is the point that I cut to clean that up. And that's why I say Just use some junkie scissors that you have, because they will get glue on them. Okay, so you just kind of keep working that until you have it on there and there's kind of a nice attachment there. Now, this is interesting. What I've done is I have messed up my paper because I flipped it over and there was something on the on the board and it pulled up the paper. But that's okay, because this whole project is really about making this artistic. And so when you come back over with your paints, you're gonna be able to cover those things up really easily. So don't worry about this process here. This this step, it's really just you've got to start somewhere and you've got to get your base down. And so that's all we're doing here. So again, I'm putting a light coat. I'm a sheet metal, a light coat on my paper, and then I'm kind of just deciding which way I want this to go. That looks good. And then more glue on top, not a lot. Just just enough to cover it. And I'm not giving too many air bubbles here, but always nice to smooth this and you don't want to go to rough. But just enough to smooth that. Just enough to smooth it out. And then this time, when I flip it over, I'm actually gonna wipe this off. That will help. And then again, I'm gonna cut thes gonna add more glue right there and flip these over in with Huffman squeegee. You really just trying to get those two and here, flip that back over and that looks pretty good. Go go into my my next piece. And I think that will go that way. And when you're doing this, you might not like maybe some of your paper choices or how it's laying out. But like I said, this is the very first step. And there's a lot of room for improvement as you get to the painting stage. So just think of this is your base layer. In fact, I have boards where you don't even see what the original paper really looked like because I painted it so much. And then there are other boards where the board just really shows the paper and not much else. And so that will be kind of a design decision by you. So I'm on my last piece here, and then if you drilled holes. You'll want to just punch your paper through those holes. And I use, um they want this about there. I use the tip of, ah, of a brush, but anything that'll fit through those holes. And we'll do that in just a second here. So cut that again. I'm I'm cutting about 1/2 inch out. Um, you know, you're not going to see the back, but it's it's nice to have it kind of standard there. Same with the top. And we have the sticker from the store here. You could take that off with a razor blade if you wanted to. In this one. I didn't. We're going to be painting this black, so that's really up to you. Okay, so full this one over. I keep forgetting to show you that after you glue the front, you actually need to glue the top as well. So I should have done that first. But again, this is really none of this is very critical. You're just trying toe Get that to it here. So, on these corners, I typically will pull this out and I'll cut it at a diagonal. And that gets rid of the bulk. Just put some more on their and your squeegee really comes in handy for getting this to adhere. And, um, and a cut off this corner. So now just take a look at it and make sure everything is glued down and make sure that your front looks like everything's covered. And then I'm gonna go ahead and find those holes and just gently push through with my brush and then on the other side, I'm just going to kind of bring that paper over impressive, and that's it. So now you have attached your background papers. You'll now want to wash off your brother, and you need to let this dry. You can always use a heat gun to speed up the process. 9. Paint the Back of Your Magnet Board: I'm not going to spray paint the back of the sheet metal just to give it a nice finish so that it just looks a little nicer. So I'm using this. Ah, Rustoleum. Ah, ultra cover paint plus primer. You really don't have to get fancy with this. You could use any black paint that you have, but I'm just gonna go ahead and use the spray paint. It's that really the easiest method. So you go ahead and just shake that for a few minutes, and then you're just gonna do nice, even coats going across the sheet metal there. So and that's it. We'll let that dry. 10. Add Paint for A Creative Look: our papers have now dried and we have painted the back with black paint. And so we're ready now to add our layer of paint. And what you do in this stage is really up to you. You can keep this very minimal. Or you could go crazy toe where you can barely recognize the papers underneath. I've done both techniques, so let me show you a couple of examples. Here is an example of a magnet board. This is an eight by 10. And for this one, I did very minimal on the painting stage. So right here, this is a piece of scrap of paper. This is a piece of scrap of paper, as is this bottom piece. And then I have just a square of scrapbook paper here, and all I did for the painting stage is to just and mixed my own orange paint with red and yellow. And I just came up through the seems to kind of cover those, and that was it. So at the minimum, this is what you could do to complete your board. Here is an example of a board where you can't even tell what the scrapbook paper looked like to begin with. Let's see if we can zoom in here right here. You see this little Chevron mark? So across here was a scrapbook paper with a turquoise chevron design, and so you can't even see that. So it's up to you to decide how far you'd like to go with your pains. But don't be afraid to cover up your scrapbook papers. That's one thing when you're doing a base layer on, um, any type of art. A lot of times you kind of fall in love with your base layer and you don't want to cover it up. But I would encourage you to play with the paints. And if you make mistakes, you can wipe things off. Honestly, this doesn't take much time to get to this stage. And so you can always start over. You can always add more papers. Um, so I would encourage you to explore and experiment. So I'm ready to get started adding my paint. I have my baby white pandey. I have a crumpled up paper towel handy. I have a blue paint here that I've decided to start with. This is ah, Martha Stewart. Um, craft paint. I'm also thinking that I'm going to use my map medium too thin, that paint out a little bit. I have my water, so I'm gonna go ahead and put down some pain. And I know that this paint is very opaque. And that's not the effect that I'm going for right now. I I actually want to thin that out. So by using Matt Medium, I can do that. And if you don't have Matt Medium, you can certainly just use some water you just don't want to get. You just don't want it to be too watery. So it's gonna mix these up. And the first thing that I want to do at this stage is I want to cover up any mistakes a swell Aziz white ridges. And so I'm just gonna come in here and not really knowing what my plan is. I'm just gonna cover those up and rub that in, and I might be too opaque. There are two transparent. So do that. And I'm gonna take my people tell and I'm just trying to get rid of that bright white that we've got going on there. And when you add paint, it's not completely permanent. And so, by using your baby wife, you can pull that off. You're not ruining it. So I kind of like that and probably dark. Turn that up your fingers. That around? Okay. My board here do one more here, and at this stage, you're going to find that oftentimes, as you're putting paint down, you don't really like where it's heading, and that's okay. That's pretty normal. Uh, what you need to do is just keep going, because eventually you will start noticing that as you add more effects, it actually gets much more interesting, and you start kind of becoming surprised at the results that you're getting. So I'm looking at this right now, and I'm thinking this isn't very attractive, but I know from practice that you typically will end up with something that you like The more that you that you work at it. Okay, so that helps to cover up that those white edges if you happen to have placed your scrapbook paper on and you didn't tear it, and you had maybe a straight edge that you didn't like. This is another area where you could just paint over that to cover up that that harsh line . So I think I could actually go a little darker with this. But you see how, adding that Matt Medium made that more transparent so that I could slowly build up the paint rather than putting the dark paint on there and not having really any choices with it . I think what I'll do next is use some of my white India ink, and I'm just going to do a drop the at the top here and let it drip down. I was gonna do that. You can see that that's coming down there and probably didn't get enough there. Here we go. When really you're just adding mark. You don't have to necessarily pre plan how you're going to do your board. Um, because again, it's really it's really forgiving. You've got your paper towels, you've got your baby wipes. You can always paint over things you can read a coup posh, so it's really quite flexible. So I kind of like that. Um, I'm gonna let that dry a little bit, and then we'll come back. And while it's drying, I might dab it to lessen. How much Incas there? I'm not sure yet. So let me just wait and see how it turns out. So I've allowed my India ink to dry, and I'm looking at the effect overall, and I've decided that I really don't like the stark White, So I want to tone that down a little bit. So I've decided to take a green color, and this paint is already transparent. So, um, semi transparent. So I don't need to add any any of the gel medium to it or Ah, Matt medium, I should say so. I'm just gonna come in here with a with a brush and I'm going to paint over the white. Um, and I really don't know how that's gonna look or how it's gonna turn out. But that's like I said, it's just a process, and you never really know how things are going to turn out. Um, I used to be kind of frustrated about that. I wanted my artwork to kind of come to fruition exactly how I planned it out. And I've I learned that that just doesn't happen. It's, um, kind of something that as you go along, it kind of creates itself. And so, um, that's kind of the fun of it on bats real bright to me. So I'm gonna tone that down here and just by wiping that off and then I'll probably grab my baby white, cause I really just want a light effect there when this is one of those points where I think I'm not really liking this. But again, you just keep going and you will get to a place that you like. It's not too bad. I think I'm not liking the color. So I'm gonna try another color choice. I don't need to wipe this all off, but, um, get a bulk of it cause it's it's more yellow. Then I had wanted, so I'm gonna find another green and go back over that. - So I've now completed the painting phase off my magnet board. And, you know, I have to say, as I started out and I did my drip, I really didn't like it. And so I just continued to cover that up. I used some some lighter. Um, Titan Buff is a really nice light color to help get the saturation out of your paints toe. Lighten up those colors. So, um and then I just moved on adding various marks with, you know, different options, many of which you're free. We have this paper tubing that's really nice for circles. You'll notice that I did three circles, often times in art. It's it's pleasing to do three of something. It's also it also adds some interest when you bring those off of your of your pager of your artwork, anything really to give some interest and allow people to kind of follow through and just try to make out the different elements. And what's fun about this type of artwork is you always see something new each time you look at it. So, um, just have fun with that and see, this is a project that's really simple and easy to experiment with. 11. Add Details with Pen: Now that our board is painted, we're going to embellish with pens, and this is really the final touch on your project, and it can really add a real pop and really define your artwork. You don't necessarily need this step, but usually it adds a touch of detail that might seem missing. If you don't do this step, let me show you some examples where I did not do this step and the results turned out fine on this board. I did not add any pen work. It stood on its own, mostly because the scrapbook paper was so interesting. I really didn't feel that it needed that. Here's an example of a board where I did feel that I needed to add some pen work. I went ahead and and added different details. You'll notice the's squares here. These are additional pieces of scrap but paper that I day Koopa judged on After doing the initial day, Koopa Je and I did that because there were tears and different issues that I had with the paper, and so I just wanted to show you that there's always a way to correct your mistakes, so we're going to doodle and I'm going to start with my white jelly roll pin. And I like to have a piece of paper on hand that I can use because sometimes it will stop writing. And so I need to just get the pen working again and what you're looking at, what you're looking for are just pulling out some of these shapes that air here and accentuating them. You can also, from your scrapbook paper you can repeat shapes. So maybe you like this flower. You could actually redraw it over here. Same with this flower here. You could actually take a brown pen and redraw this flower really large over the top. Those are just some of the the types of things that you can dio, uh, for this I think I'm just going to I'm seeing these dashes and they're kind of getting lost . And so I want to accentuate those. I think I'm just going to start by just kind of underlining them and see how that works. And I do have my circles here. I like to accentuate my dots. My circles. So do that. Here. Don't have to do all of them. Kind of just remind you that they're there. And in this circle here, we could, you know, just kind of ad a different effect. Sometimes it's just a matter of outlining the shapes that you've already added on there. Continue adding pen details to finish off your board. 12. 11 Varnish Your Board: So now we're going to varnish our board to give it a nice shine. There are other options for you. You could do a matte finish or you could do a satin finish. If you decide not to paint your board and you just stick with the with your scrapbook paper , you could actually omit this step by simply using a day copepods glue that has a satin or varnish finish. So this is very simple. Just take your varnish and this happens to be, um, Delta creative and really just find any interior gloss. I have a nice, soft, flat brush, and I'm just gonna pick that up and why put across my board and one of the things when you're painting your board is you might actually end up using materials that are not water resistant. And in this case, I'm actually running into that right here where the blue is not water resistant. And so, if that's something that you're concerned about, you will want to check your labels to make sure that they aren't going to run, that your paint isn't going to run at this stage. The acrylics won't run. Uh, but he sprays dio And so I'm just gonna live with it, Going to let that dry, and I'm going to do the back. Uh, just just to make it look a little nicer don't have to. So in this case, I have decided that I don't like that blue anymore because it wasn't it wasn't water resistant. So I'm gonna wipe it off, and then I'm going to varnish it again. I'm actually just going Teoh make it so that it's there is less on there. And the nice thing is, no one ever knows what you do on purpose and what you do on accident with this type of of artwork. So no big deal. I kind of like it. So I'm gonna varnish that again once that dries. Here's an example of a board that has kind of a yellow tint to it. That's because I sprayed it with the delusions ink spray. And then when I went to use my varnish the same thing, it just kind of turned everything yellow. But I liked the effect, and so I just went with it. But you should know that that's what the's sprays air going to dio 13. Add Your Fasteners: okay, Are magnet board is done without it? Our varnish. And if you decided to drill, holes were going to go ahead and add our string. Um, if you didn't drill holes, then we'll just be adding our stickies. So for this string, I'm using something again that I found at the dollar store should work just fine. It doesn't have to be extra, extra strong. And you just want to cut off. Not a very long length, because you don't want this thing hanging really long. It's just going to kind of be like an inch up here. And as long as you drilled your holes big enough, I think I had recommended a size 10 whole. You should be able to fit in there. Um, just fine. Even if you use ah, thicker rope, you should be able to get through there. And so I'm just gonna thread that through each side so that I come out over here and I'm just going to tie those at a length that I like so again, I'm gonna come back, and that's probably the length that I want again. I don't want it to too long, so I'm just trying that on. Tie it again, and that's going to go in the back so you won't see it. Okay, that looks pretty good. I'm gonna cut these off real short, Bring that up and we're done for the sticky taps. Because if you hang this and you pull a magnet off, it's gonna want to pull off. So we're going to put a sticky tab in the back right there. So if you were giving this is a gift, you'd be done. If you're going to hang this, you would then just pull off your plastic here, thing this on a hook and stick this to the wall. If you decided not to drill holes, you can simply place anywhere from 2 to 4 of your sticky tabs and attacked your magnet board to the wall. That way, Another option. If you like the idea of hanging but don't want to drill the hole, you could use epoxy glue and glue your string in the back like this using a poxy glue, and that would dry overnight. And that's a really strong glue. Um, if you do that, you might want to have a square of paper that you've taken podge where you're going to a poxy, because it will give you just a little bit more strength. There, a little bit more adherence, I should say. And you would probably want to do that before you do your Varney's. You're really trying to get a good adhesion. 14. Make Your Own Magnets: So now that you've painted your magnet board, we're now ready to create our magnets. And there are many options for creating your magnets. You can use found objects, so in this case I have a rock. I could simply glue a magnet onto the back as long as it has, ah, somewhat flat surface, and I could use rocks as magnets. I could purchase polished rocks from a bead store or craft store and turn those into magnets just by gluing the magnet on a flat surface of the polished rock. So you can play with different objects that you find or purchase from the craft store and have ready, ready made magnets. In no time, there's another option. You could use a button, but simply blue the button onto your magnet. Anything that's going to allow you to pick it up and pull it off is good to use for magnets . For this demo. I want to show you how to create your own magnets using these gems that I found at the dollar store, so you get all of these gems for a dollar. The magnets that I will be using are these small magnets that I found at the hardware store . Well, since this is a small magnet board, I'm just going to create two magnets. But you could create as many as you like the first thing that I did as I pulled out some construction paper from different colors that I thought might work well to go behind the gym. And so I want to play a little bit with that and figure out what I think might look best. And I might have to experiment by cutting these out and seeing how they look. But I can kind of just see here, that's what are tan would look like. You're looking for something that's going to have a little bit of contrast and kind of maybe pop from from your magnet board. And so we have a green and and then I called out a blue. So I think I'm going to start with the blue and go from there. So what I'm going to do is just take a pen and go around the gem. It doesn't have to be perfect. And I'm gonna cut that out, and I'm gonna cut it out much smaller than thin. What? I've drawn there because Obviously, that's gonna be way too big. So just gonna go around and this doesn't have to be perfect at lots of construction paper, so it doesn't work out. I can just try it again. So that's pretty good. Probably take this. So now I have my construction paper. And if you have ah, Cutter, um, like a cry cut or one of those other cutting machines, you could just cut out a lot of these circles from the construction paper for these gems, I think you can use about 0.9 inches diameter, and that fits pretty well. So I'm just going to see how that looks. And I kind of like that. So I think I'm gonna do one blue and then not sure if I'm gonna do another color. Yeah, let me do a green one. So I'll do a green one and a blue one so stepped outside. We're just going to do the same thing here. It's nice to do your magnets after you're all done that way, you condone gonna mix and match and figure out what's gonna look good. Kind of hard to do the magnets first. So And with these Jim, some of them are kind of roughed up or they have blemishes. So you just want to find some that that are kind of nice and clear, So I think that's gonna work. So what I'm going to do with these is I'm just going to draw a design, a very simple design because you have a lot of room. And I think what I want to do is I want to draw something that I find in my scrapbook paper here. So I could either draw flower like this or I could draw stem like this. I think that's what I'm going to do. I'm going to draw one flower and I'm going to draw one stem. So let me go ahead and show you an example of one. So you see what I'm talking about for a couple of examples where I've just drawn a very simple shape on the construction paper, So that's where what we're going to do now. I would recommend using a Sharpie or a jelly pen because we will be putting a little bit of glue over the top of the pen and you don't want that to run. So those air to that I know won't run. So I'm gonna take my green one here. I'm gonna look at my design, and I think I'll do the Sharpie on Let's go ahead and we'll go ahead and do the belief here . So let's see how that looks. That will look a little different once you put the gem on it. It kind of makes it larger. And I like that. I think that'll look fine. So set that on there to be perfect. So let's go ahead and do the next one. You put that on here, and I think that will be fine. So we're going to do now because we're going to take our collage posh. And I like I like the day Koopa because it dries the day coupons glue because it dries clear. And so what you going to do is just take that glue. Just do a thin layer there, um, thin layer on the back and just glue that on there. And if you have a rag handy, you can. My rag is really dirty. You compress that and get all those air bubbles out. Okay, and that's it. Let me just do the other one real quick here and you just let those dry and we'll come back and attach the magnets for this Magna board. I created three different but matching magnets to go with the background. This 1st 1 here uses the same technique that we did in the demo. I just use yellow construction paper and I drew the black floral and then outlined it in white. Pretty simple for this one Here. I took the flower design from the paper, and I went ahead and recreated that on a bright orange construction paper and did a little coloring. And then on this one here, I actually took a piece of the scrapbook paper right here. And then I embellished it a little bit for these magnets. I used my print and cut, and so I printed the school's onto construction paper, and then I had my cutter cut them at 0.9 inches, and then I attached them. Justus. I did in the demo, and you'll notice there's a nice contrast with the light construction paper and the dark background. OK, so we're going to glue are magnets on tour gemstones, and it is about as easy as it sounds. I like this e 6000 glue. I learned about this online, and it's really great. It's really strong. So it's kind of like a hot glue gun glue. So with this one, it always just starts coming out. So you don't need a lot because the more that you put on there, the more it's just gonna use out. So this is probably too much for one. So I'm gonna go ahead and just put it over here and then come back, and that's probably enough right there. And you just put that on there and I'm going to go ahead and do this one since this continually runs out and then I'm going to put my cap on real fast, and then we're going to put this one on, and I happened to be using the smaller magnets. Um, really does not matter which one to use notice. I'm just pressing these down just to get them on their just. They will lose a little bit, and then you want to keep them away from each other, and you want to keep them away from your magnet board while they're drawing. And this is actually the larger magnet. So, like I said, we have, um, he's Here are the smaller ones, and then here's the the larger brand here 15. In Conclusion: This concludes this tutorial on how to make a magnet board with custom magnets. I hope that this is giving you inspiration and ideas for making your own magnet board. If you have any questions or comments, please leave them below under the community section of this class. 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