Anyway, I wanted to make something, and time was a-wasting.
Lately, in my blog and pinterest browsing, I came across this Ballard Designs magnetic message board fairly often:
There are quite a few tutorials on line on how to go about this. Here's my version.
For the foundation of the board, I used this old, gross baking sheet, that was heading to the recycling can:
I didn't have any burlap, but I did have some osnaburg (aka poor man's linen) leftover from previous projects. My scrap wasn't quite large enough, so I added a few inches to each side, and cut the whole thing out about 2-3 inches larger that the pan, so I could wrap the edges.
For a hanger, I hot glued some twill measuring tape I had. Just a big glob of hot glue will work.
The original board has a nicely stenciled monogram. I wanted to try some stamping. On a scrap piece of osnaburg, with some stazon, I did a practice run. Nice!
I did a little stamping all over the board. I'm by no means an expert stamper, so it's a little wonky. But, overall, I like it.
For the magnets, I found some decorative brads in my stash, snipped off the "brad" part, and used E6000 to glue some super strong magnets to the back.
And my feeling of accomplishment was complete!