Very simple, oh so cute and oh so functional! Here's the tutorial:
2 cookie sheets (I got mine from the dollar store)
Spray paint (optional)
Coordinating scrapbook papers (I used 4 sheets of 12 x12 and had scraps leftover)
Coordinating solid cardstock (Stampin' Up has the best and it's worth the extra money)
Coordinating Ribbons in various colors, widths and textures
One Shoelace (or long piece of ribbon, rope or cord to use as your hanger)
A Drill or another tool to create the holes that the hanger goes through. You could also use heavy duty glue, I suppose, but not sure how it would up.
Step 1: Determine the layout of your papers and cut to size. My cookie sheets were 9x13 and I cut one paper 9x5 and another paper 9x7 to cover the entire back of the cookie sheet (the raised part). Then cut your accent strips that create the dividing border (in my project those are the striped strip on the top sheet and the polka-dot strip on the bottom sheet). Mine were 1" wide and then I cut one strip of red cardstock that was 1.5" wide and one strip of yellow cardstock that was 2" wide and. I layered each strip as shown in the photos.
Do NOT glue your papers to your cookie sheet yet!
Step 2: Drill holes at the top and bottom of the cookie sheet that will hold your hanger. Drill holes in the top of the second cookie sheet (These holes will tie the cookie sheets together).
Step 3: Spray paint your cookie sheets in whatever color suits your fancy!
Step 4: While your cookie sheets are drying, create your ribbon hanger. I started by folding my shoelace in 1/2 to determine the center of the shoelace. Then I simply cut ribbon and tied it onto the shoelace, starting at the center point, then cutting 2 pieces of the same ribbon and tieing one on each side of the ribbon at the center point. Then choose a different colored/textured ribbon and cut 2 pieces and tie one onto either side of the ribbons that have already been tied on. Make sense? I hope so. Be sure to alternate colors, widths and textures to get a scattered ribbon look.
Step 5: Once your cookie sheets are dry, glue your papers to the cookie sheets using Mod-Podge and then cover with another lay of Mod-Podge.
Step 6: Thread equal lengths of ribbon through the holes to attach the 2 cookie sheets and tie a knot in each ribbon. See the photos for clarification (I'm referring to the 2 pieces of turquoise ribbon that hold the 2 cookie sheets together).
Step 7: Thread your shoelace (now covered with lots o' pretty ribbon) through the holes in the top of the top cookie sheet and tie a knot in each end of the shoelace.
Now stand back and admire your work!
I made this magnet board for my daughter to use because our stainless steel fridge is not magnetic. This would be a great gift for a teacher, too!
Thanks for looking - leave a comment to let me know you saw this and leave me a link if you decide to make one of your own!
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