Magnets trump push pins (in my world)

October 21, 2011 § 1 Comment

Without question, push pins and bulletin boards are great. Nobody would disagree. However, I usually end up stepping on fallen push pins and pricking myself over and over when I go to put something up. So I’ve wised up and moved on to magnet boards. What a relief! My fingertips and feet are thanking me.

Enter, magnets. I went to the store to buy some magnets for my new boards and was so disappointed! Of course I could not find what I was hoping for, but not for lack of options. I realized in hindsight, that what I wanted to find was actually very taste specific…and my expectations may have been a little unrealistic.

My magnets were going to be used for my design boards so I didn’t want them to clash with the little bits of inspiration from magazines, cards and fabrics I collect.

The colors and designs were really important and they also needed to be strong – not like the wimpy ones that can barely hold up a business card. I realized quickly that I needed to figure out how to make exactly what I wanted.

So I did. Here is what I came up with and I love them!

My final magnet board is below and you can see that the magnets only compliment the scraps and cards I have kept.

If you would like to make your own, you can find a great tutorial here. Magnet boards I found at IKEA, called the ‘spontan’ for $12.99.


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