Saturday, August 18, 2012
Tray Turned Magnet Board
If you have a stainless steel refrigerator I'm sure you're as disappointed as I am that you can't magnet anything onto it. Bummer! I'm a grammie now, afterall, and I have an awful lot of really cute nieces and nephews whose faces I'd like to display.
To help solve my problem I took an old tray and turned it into a magnet board. This tray is like a picture frame where you put whatever you'd like to view in the tray. I framed a remnant of my kitchen fabric under a piece of plexiglass.
Next, I took some sheet metal
and used it as the backing for the fabric.
(If you'd like to do this with a tray that does not come apart, just Elmer's glue some sheet metal to the bottom of your tray and then top with a picture and plexiglass. Use magnets to hold the plexiglass to the sheet metal at the corners.)
That's it! It works perfect on top of my fridge, and I love having something in the kitchen I can attach pictures, reminders, or recipes to. The great part is - I can also still use it as a tray when I need one. Oh, and by the way, my cute little magnet is just an old fashioned button stuck onto a magnet.
Don't you love simple crafts? I do. Color, design, and problem solved - BAM!
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