Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Birthday Gifts-fun take on Magnet Boards

I hope you are not tired of Magnet Boards. I find a use for them all over my house. We have such a tiny little space, everything has to have a purpose; looking cute is just not enough. These are the latest that I created, although they don't get to stay at our house. (Chan paid the ultimate kid-compliment, he is DYING to have one in his room...but with a "C" he was careful to request).

These are some boards that we made for a birthday party that Cort and Chan were invited to. (These are not the best pictures ever, we were late, of course, and were racing to the party.)  They are great friends with the birthday boy as well as being second cousins. I love it when you can call and talk to the mom a little about the gift first. Since she is one of my best friends, I knew that she was in the process of re-doing her boys' room.

Cort and Chan requested a magnet board as a gift, so I called to find out colors, and whether she wanted 3 small boards or 1 large. I love the way these turned out, even though the boys ended up carrying them like pizzas on the way to the party because the sealer that I used still wasn't dry.

Chandler specifically requested matching magnets. Technically, only two of them are birthday gifts, the J is for his brother (since they share a room, we didn't want to leave him out).

The frames were really simple, although we realized that we should have cut the dado a little deeper; there were little gaps; but at that point we were LATE! so it didn't get adjusted.

I am linking to: 


Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

The Girl Creative



  1. Love those decorated magnetic boards! Love the design and the colors! You two models are adorable!


  2. cute and I love functionality as well

  3. Those turned out very nicely!!! I'm getting into the whole magnet things...

    Thanks for joining "Get Your Craft on Thurs." I hope you can join the party next week.


  4. Those are great! I love that you can coordinate them with your decor! Your boys look very pleased!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Make it Yours day! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your great ideas!