Nothing is better than taking something old and giving it a whole new purpose! Transform an old, worn out cookie sheet and turn it into a fabulous new magnet board that has a variety of uses, all for very little cost. These boards could be used for weekly menus plans, notes, pictures or even chore lists for your kids! Hang it in your home or display it with an easel—either way, it’s functional and looks great.
- Cookie sheet ($0.25 at garage sale)
- 3 pieces of coordinating scrapbook paper ($0.44 at Hobby Lobby)
- Coordinating spray paint ($4.79 at Hobby Lobby with 40% off coupon)
- Spray adhesive ($3.49 at Jo-Ann Fabrics with a 40% off coupon)
- Start with a clean, dry cookie sheet. If you don’t have one you are willing to use, try looking at garage sales or the dollar store.
- Prepare your outside work surface by laying down newspaper. Spray your pan with the spray paint. This may take a couple of coats to get the color you are looking for. Don’t forget the outside edges! Let your pan completely dry.
- Cut your scrapbook paper to fit the inside of the pan. Lay down newspaper to protect your work space. With the spray adhesive, spray the back of the scrapbook paper. Quickly transfer the paper onto the pan and smooth into place. Repeat this step with all your scrapbook paper pieces. Let dry.
- With the addition of magnets, your magnet board is complete and ready to display in your home!
Total Cost: $8.97 —if you have to buy the materials. Hopefully many of you will already have most of this stuff lying around the house!