So…I completely stole this DIY magnetic board idea from my friend Deborah over at Teach Preschool! (Be sure to check out her post, because she “prettied” her magnetic board up. Not me. I do plain. A lot….)
I wanted a large magnetic board for our school room, but the prices on bigger sizes are crazy! Instead, I simply bought an oil pan from Walmart for $11.97. It’s nice and lightweight, and you could add a cute ribbon hanger to it if you wanted to and hang it on the wall. I’m just leaning it against the wall for now, because I want the capability to move it around. Since we are using our All About Spelling tiles on it, I also want to be able to *hide* it when my almost two-year-old niece visits (just because I’m lazy and don’t want to put them back in order)! :0
The pan I have does have words imprinted on it, but I just put our tiles right over them. You could use a spray paint for metal and give it more of a finished look if desired.
Anyway, I love it and think it’s a fabulous (and inexpensive) solution to my problem!
Find more organization tips over at Ten Days of Organizing Your Craft and School Supplies post.