Thrift Store Memo Board


Thrift Store Memo Board

Transform an old baking sheet into this Thrift Store Memo Board.  With fun magnetic embellishments, this board is great for keeping track of notes in your craft room or kitchen.  This memo board is also great for a kids room.  They can use it to hang their pictures or showcase their artwork.  This project is great for learning how to upcycle and reuse great thrift store finds and turn them into something useful and fun!

Magnetic Memo Board


  • Fuse Creativity System® Starter Set
  • Medium Design Set 100850 - Bird
  • Medium Design Set 101900 - Frame
  • Stamp Block Set
  • The Original Orange-Handled Scissors™ (8")
  • Metal Tray
  • Embossing powder
  • Embossing inkpad
  • Embossing heat gun
  • Linen
  • Chipboard
  • Parchment paper
  • PVA, Mod Podge, or similar paper glue
  • 2-inch foam brush
  • Gouache or watercolors
  • Small paintbrush
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks



  1. To begin, spread a sheet of parchment paper on your work surface to protect it. Lay your chipboard on the parchment, and coat it generously with PVA, Mod Podge, or similar glue using a sponge brush. Lay a piece of linen on top of the glue-coated chipboard and smooth it out with your hands. Flatten any creases or bubbles.  Apply a coat of glue on the fabric surface, smooth out again, and allow it to dry.

    Magnetic Memo Board
  2. Once dry, flip it over, coat the backside of the chipboard, apply a second piece of linen to the back, smooth and coat with glue. Set aside to dry.
  3. Use your Fuse Creativity System to cut out a frame, a bird and a few flowers from the sandwiched linen and chipboard.

    Magnetic Memo Board
  4. Stamp a few flowers on each bird, frame or flower using the Asian-Inspired Clear Stamps and an embossing ink pad.
  5. Dust the inked areas with embossing power. Tap the inked pieces to knock off any excess embossing powder. Heat the inked/powdered areas using an embossing gun. Be careful not to burn your fingers!  

    Magnetic Memo Board
  6. Once the pieces have cooled, color in the flower petals with gouache or watercolor paints and a small brush. Set aside to dry.

    Magnetic Memo Board
  7. Stamp a few floral motifs in the corners of a metal tray. Dust the inked area with embossing powder, remove the excess powder and heat the inked areas with an embossing gun. If necessary, hold your tray with a hot pad to protect your fingers. The metal warms fast.

    Magnetic Memo Board
  8. Use hot glue to attach magnets to the back of your frame, birds, and flowers.

    Magnetic Memo Board
  9. Brush a thin layer of watered-down glue to the top and edges of the magnets to protect the linen.

    Magnetic Memo Board

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This is a wonderful gift the kids can make for either Mom, Dad, Grandma, or Grandpa. This would be so easy for the children to make according to the receiver likes. If mom likes butterflies, they can do it with butterflies. If dad like tools, they can do it in tools. They are only limited by their imagination. I cannot wait to do this with my granddaughter for her Mom for this Mothers Day.


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