I have had the idea for this project for so long . . . I am so happy to finally share it with all of you. But first I want to tell you how I found the product being used in this project.
In January my family attended CHA. While I was working in the booth for The Buckle Boutique, my daughter and husband had a chance to walk the floor and check out some booths. One booth they visited was the Master Magnet booth. My daughter even did a blog post about it that you can read by clicking HERE.
Once we got back from CHA I started to think that it would be fun to print a photo on a magnetic surface, to create your own custom magnet board, so I reached out the the Master Magnet company. It turns out they have a product called FlexIron, which is a magnetically receptive sheeting with an adhesive on it. I HAD to try this out!
Here is the finished project. I used a photo of my children and my niece and turned it into a magnetic memo board for them to give to Grandma for Mother's Day.
Let's look at how I did this, step by step. First I printed an 8" x 10" photo of the kids. Next, I grabbed the FlexIron and cut that down to an 8" x 10" size. I peeled the backing off just a little, and lined up the photo.
Now this way I could peel back about an inch of the backing and press the photo down just a little at a time. This helps me keep things lined up. Now I had a photo that magnets will stick to!
Once the photo was attached to the magnetic sheeting, I took a piece of printed cork from DCWV and measured out an 8" x 10" rectangle inside the full sheet. I drew the lines on the back of the sheet so that I could easily cut the shape out and not leave lines on the front of the cork.
Once I cut out the rectangle I had a nice frame to set my magnetic photo into . . . and I can use the cork I cut out for another project.
I really like that the cork sheets from DCWV have adhesive already on the back. Just peel the backing away and stick!.
For this project I simply stuck the cork to the cardboard piece that came inside of the frame I purchased. It is a 12" x 12" frame. I removed the glass so that the magnetic photo and cork would be exposed.
Then I place some double stick tape down in the open space and set the magnetic photo inside of it.
Well, my cutting of a 8" x 10" rectangle for the photo to set into was not perfect . . . there is a little gap. Not a problem . . . let's just cover that gap up with some rhinestone sticker sheets from The Buckle Boutique.
I love that I can use scissors to cut the rhinestone sticker sheets into any shape or size I need. In a matter of seconds, I had a strip of rhinestones, three rows across . . . and since these rhinestone "gems" are actually a soft material I was able to cut THROUGH them and do a nice miter at the corner. Just peel off the backing and stick. What a quick and easy way to add some sparkle, and hide that little gap from not cutting things perfectly.
Here is what the corner looks like once I have placed the rhinestone stickers down.
Same corner, but after the entire piece was inserted into the frame.
OH! And since the photo is now magnetic, my daughter and I found these cute little magnets that are round dots. I placed those on the photo so that when the magnet board is not being used, the magnets look like added decoration on the board.
Also, my mother loves butterflies, so I cut a few butterflies using the Hannah Montana Cricut cartridge and scattered those around the image. They are all cut from a beautiful gold paper from the Gilded Stack by DCWV. I folded the wings back on this little one so it looks like he is flying right off the page. This also helped to hide a VERY OLD family photo that was in the background . . . I was not really liking my 80's hair in the photo, so the butterfly covers that nicely.
And there it is . . . a custom magnetic memo board! I have some other photos from vacations that we have taken that might be nice to turn into magnet board. Or cover the FlexIron sheet with your favorite scrapbook paper . . . the possibilities are endless!
I have included links to the products used in this project for you below. If you like these companies on Facebook, tell them Shawn sent you!
The Buckle Boutique's Website // Blog // Facebook Page // Twitter // Pinterest
Printed Cork and Gilded Stack from
Printed Cork and Gilded Stack from