Today's posting is about repurposing. As many of you know, I work in a Casino. I love my job, but it can be pretty boring at times too. I can do a lot of thinking there LOL Since I have gotten my gypsy, I spend many hours at work creating. A couple of weeks ago, while at work, I was cleaning out one of our storage rooms and found these neat metal thingies. I wasn't sure what they were for, but knew I could find a purpose for them. I asked my manager and she said: "What do you want them for, go ahead." I guess they are for cashregister trays and we don't use them. I explained I wanted to make a magnet board. This is what it looked like before...
and this is what it looks like now. I really like it alot. It was very simple. First I mod podged the scrapbook paper to it, but it didn't take...not sure why. It became wrinkled and had airpockets. Oh well, I scraped all the paper off and started over. I adhered the scrapbook paper down with doublesided tape in a few places. Then I took clear contact paper ($1 at the dollar tree) and cut it just a bit bigger than the metal tablet. I placed that over the scrapbook papers and mitered the corners. I made this cute flower and used one of my "homemade skittles" for the center. Love this color combination. Then I took some "groundwire" (my son-in-law works for a cable tv company and lets me go shopping in his truck for scraps) LOL and made a hook to hang the magnet board. I made some magnets out of those glass globs with scrapbook paper adhered to the back and viola My magnetboard.
Total cost: Around $2 with the cost of contact paper and the scrapbook papers. I love repurposing things and really like this idea. Let me know what you think.