Dollar Store Cookie Sheet Magnet Board
Turn a dollar store cookie sheet into a pretty, decorative memo board using scrap paper and Mod Podge. This dollar store craft from Maureen Wilson is thrifty and easy to make, and it makes a big impact on your craft room decor. Learn how to make memo boards that are stylish and functional.
- Cookie sheet
- Spray paint
- Scrapbook paper
- Mod Podge
- Paint brush
- Corner rounder punch
Supply Tips: I bought this 9 x13 inch cookie sheet at my local dollar store. When choosing a cookie sheet for this project, it’s best to get one without a non-stick coating, because the spray paint will adhere better. Also, it’s best to select one with protruding handles, because it’s easier to hang.
- I’m starting by giving my cookie sheet a couple coats of color. I’ve chosen a glossy spray paint in aqua. Spray outside, with a piece of wrapping paper or cardboard to protect your work area. It’s also important that you choose a warm day to do this, because the paint won’t apply smoothly on cold metal. Add a light coat, wait for the paint to dry, and apply a second coat.
- Once the cookie sheet is dry, measure the bottom to see how long to cut your paper strips. I’m using some scraps I have left over from another project. The manufacturer is Crate Paper and the line is called Pretty Party. I’m using strips that are 3 inches wide, as well as strips that are 1 inch wide.
- Since my cookie sheet has rounded edges, I’m using a corner rounder paper punch to trim the corners of my top and bottom pieces.
- Now we can adhere the paper. I prefer Mod Podge for this, because it thickens the paper a bit and provides a nice seal. Work with one strip of paper at a time, applying the Mod Podge directly to the cookie sheet. A thin coat works best.
- Smooth the paper strip on top of the Mod Podge. Rub the paper firmly and thoroughly, because this will reduce bubbling when you add the top coat.
- Continue adding the rest of the paper strips. Allow to dry completely.
- Next we’ll add a top coat of Mod Podge. Again, add it thinly. If you see streaks of white, that means it’s too thick, so brush that area again. Allow to dry.
- When your Mod Podge dries, you may notice some bubbling of your paper. To fix this, apply a small amount of Mod Podge to the gap. Work the bubble towards the nearest seam or edge, and rub it firmly with your finger until it flattens and seals.
- The rim on the cookie sheet’s back can serve as the hanger for the nail. Alternately, you could punch a hole in it with a hammer and nail.
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