Customize this memo board with your choice of fabrics. Then hang it up to display reminders, family photos, and school art.
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From the plywood, cut a square from 12 to 15 inches on each side.
If you don’t have a table saw or circular saw and straightedge, ask a Lowe’s associate to cut the panel to size.
Apply a finish of your choice to the rosettes and let dry thoroughly.
Place the plywood square on a corner of the metal panning with two edges flush, and then trace around the edges with a fine-point permanent marker.
Use a utility knife with a fresh blade to score along the marked lines. Make several firm passes until the line is etched. Carefully bend the metal to snap it. Repeat for the other marked line.
Apply a dab of hot glue to each corner and the center of the plywood square. Then lay the metal sheet on the plywood with the edges flush.
Work carefully with the cut piece of metal. Scoring and snapping the steel can leave sharp edges and corners.
Turn the pillow cover inside out and cut carefully along the seams to create a large piece of fabric. Remove the zippers with scissors. Cut a fabric square about 3 inches larger on each side than the plywood-and-metal square.
Center the plywood-and-metal square on the inside face of the fabric square with the metal face down. Staple the fabric along one edge, stopping about 3 inches from each corner. Stretch the fabric tight across the front of the metal (without cutting into the material), and staple it along the opposite edge. Repeat for the other two edges. At each corner, fold the fabric flat and staple it in place. Trim off excess fabric as needed to flatten the back.
Use hot glue to fasten a magnet to the center of each rosette back.
If you plan to hang the magnet board, center a small D-ring hanger on the back near the top. Take care to avoid driving the screw through the plywood and into the metal.