Friday, August 20, 2010

A new twist on an old time classic...

As many of you know, I've been making magnetic boards for quite some time. Well, I have a new twist on one of my fav. crafty things to make....Instead of dressing up the boards with patterned paper or paint, I have now turned to fabric. I love the way the fabric dresses the boards up, gives it an added texture, and well simply takes it up a notch in my opinion. Recently I had a few gifts to make so I decided to gift magnet boards. This is one I made for a girlfriend of mine- she has recently decorated her craft studio. It just so happens, that she is using chandeliers throughout as a theme so I thought adding a lil something something to the fabric would make it a welcome addition to her studio...I luv the way it turned out :)!

And this one was created for our neighbors; David and I had volunteered to take care of their doggies and kitty for 6 weeks while they were in Europe. I left this sitting on their counter with pics. of their fur babies and a welcome back sentiment to welcome them home.

I'm having a ball creating these boards....what's next??? The holidays are just around the corner, sooo many fun ideas :)!
Have a great weekend!

11 comments:

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Very cute! I'm sure you're friends LOVED them & yes, what a great idea for Christmas gifts!

Terrell said...

These are seriously FABULOUS!! I just can't get over their cuteness! I'm so happy to be following your fun filled blog and thank you ever so much for linking to my party today! I hope you stop by each week for my fabulous fun! Have a great weekend!
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Anne said...

Those are so pretty!

Roeckers said...

What a great idea for gifts! Love the fabric idea!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Very fabulous!! What are you using for the metal part?

Erin said...

This is fantastic!!! It's just so pretty. :)

Cassie said...

Love these Heather! I have made quite a few now too, and they are so cute. I have been doing fabric flowers for magnets but I need to break out of my 'box'. How do you finish the back? I can't seem to find a good way to make that look nice and clean.

Cristan said...

Love these! What a super gift idea!! I'm going to have to try my hand at this. :) Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

Where do you find the boards? I would love to make these for some Xmas gifts.

Thank you they are FAB!!!

I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes said...

ohh suppppper cute! love it!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Those are adorable I am getting ready to make a Chalkboard/Magnetic Board for my little ones.

cheri