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!

Thanks for stopping by,


  1. That is very cute. I had no idea you couldn't magnet anything to stainless steel. I don't care for stainless steel--too many years of having to clean it when I owned a Dairy Queen I guess.

    1. Oh, I miss Dairy Queen. I bet it was a lot of work, but I loooove Dairy Queen.

  2. Great idea and I'm all for anything that can multi purpose! ~ Maureen

    1. Me too, Maureen. Now if I can just remember all the ways I plan to used the multi purpose objects!

  3. It's darling- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!


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