Cute Magnet Board

I LOVE magnet boards!!

Well, ANYTHING magnetic :)

They’re soooooo fun.

Anyhoo, this is something I made to go in my crap craft room awhile back to hang supplies and stuff on. I got those magnetic tins at Ikea for $5 bucks (for 3 of ‘em!!).

Then I made some cute glass pebble magnets to hang pics with.
So, I just went and got a 12″x 24″ frame and spray painted it white (since it’s soooooooo hard to find cute white frames).

Then, I got 3 8″x 12″ metal roofing shingles from good ‘ol Home Depot and glued them into the frame. Be sure to use E6000, it’s the best! I also glued a thin piece of plywood to the back of the metal shingles for stability.

Then, voila!! Great magnetic fun for all!!

Stay tuned…….I have more magnet boards in store. Told you I’m addicted :)
About Emily Mcdonald

Emily McDonald is the owner of Not So Idle Hands and lives in Colorado with her hot hubby and 3 cute daughters. When she's not battling ADHD, Fibro, or Migraines she loves to be downstairs playing with all her pretty crafty things making fun stuff. She also runs an awesome Etsy Shop by the same name where she gets to sell shiny supplies to make pretty stuff {check it out!}.


  1. this is neat! and how simple. I never would have thought of going to Home Depot and buying the metal roofing shingles. derr I would have went and bought the expensive magnetic paint lol.

  2. This is great! Don’t you love E6000?! Check out my post from last night on the DENIM MAKEOVER. I had to do a pair of jeans with this glue because my machine broke doing my first pair! Thanks for the clue on the metal shingle…I would’ve never thought about that!

  3. Love this magnet board! How cute. I agree E6000 is the best! I have those tins to from IKEA and love them.

  4. Ahhh! Roofing shingles!! I bought this metal from Home Depto that came in a roll. It worked well…but was a pain to flatten out!! Thx for the idea!

  5. I love these canisters from Ikea. I have one set and am heading there on Sunday to get a couple more. I use them in the kitchen for spices, in my art room for small items and in my office for supplies.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Great, Great idea… love it!!!! I’m thinking of making this for a family member for Christmas (or coarse with the super cute magnets)
    I can’t get over how cute it is!!!
    Anyway you can send me some more ideas for the magnet boards????
    I would absolutely love it!!!!

  7. This is ingenious! And, it has been on my to-do list for quite a while. I just saw it again on your guest post at Somewhat Simple and get more motivated to get one done!

    A note–I asked for metal roofing shingles at Lowe’s and was told that they don’t carry them anymore. Not trusting that, I perused the roofing section and they weren’t there, but I found metal flashing which is perfect for this project. I think it was priced at a whopping 34 cents each!

    Thanks for your great ideas!

  8. how much are the metal shingles

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