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DIY project: Chic magnetic quote board

DIY project: Chic magnetic quote board

Display-worthy magnetic quote board Author: Ryan Brook

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DIY project: Chic magnetic quote board

Style at Home managing editor and resident crafter Catherine Therrien explains how to create an inspirational quote board using magnetic letters.

 

Managing editor and resident crafter Catherine Therrien makes the cheeky print trend more dynamic – the magnetic letters and backing mean you can switch up the quote as often as you like.

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Materials

  • Magnetic letters (Imaginarium Magnetic Letters & Numbers, toysrus.ca)
  • Gold spray paint (Krylon Metallic Spray Paint in Gold, michaels.com)
  • • White spray paint (Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Satin Spray Paint in Blossom White Sheet Metal, homedepot.ca)
  • • Frame (Picture Framce, indigo.ca)
  • • Black permanent marker
  • • Piece of sheet metal
  • • Tinsnips
  • • Pencil
  • • Coloured card stock (Card Stock, currys.com)
  • • Scissors

 

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Directions

1 Once you’ve determined the quote you’d like to use, decide which words you want in gold or white. Spray-paint the magnetic letters accordingly. Let dry fully.

2 Remove the glass and the mat from the frame.

3 Using the permanent marker, trace the outside of the mat onto the sheet metal; carefully cut it out with the tinsnips.

4 Using the pencil, trace the outside of the mat onto the card stock; cut it out with the scissors.

5 Layer the piece of card stock on top of the sheet metal; place both inside the frame with the card stock facing out. (Do not replace the glass or the mat when assembling.) Replace the frame’s backing and fasten.

6 Display the letters.

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DIY project: Chic magnetic quote board