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Published on June 17th, 2012 | by Jules Yap


Fabric Covered Magnet Board for Bead Organization

Materials: Spontan Magnet Board, Fabric, Mod Podge, Metal Containers, Magnets

Description: I grabbed a magnet board from IKEA to use as a way to store my beads in my craft room. I wanted it to look girly, so I covered it with pretty fabric!

I cut the fabric to slightly larger than my magnet board and then just applied Mod Podge over the fabric to adhere it to the board. I did two total coats, and let it dry for a day before putting on the second coat.

After the top was dry, I trimmed away some of the fabric from the sides and then just wrapped it around and hot glued it to the back of the board.

I hung the board on my craft room wall, and put mini-metal containers with magnets hot glued onto the back full of beads!

See more of the bead board.

~ Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims, United States

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10 Responses to Fabric Covered Magnet Board for Bead Organization

  1. Anonymous says:

    Question: if you are adding a magnet anyway, do the contaniers NEED to be metal? Thanks :)

  2. Beth says:

    Can I ask where you got the metal containers? I have magnets all over the place (I seem to LIKE them, so they just hop in my cart at HD!)I almost bought ANOTHER plastic container for beads..but I LOVE This!

  3. Hot glue is only on the back, which is mounted to the wall. So you never see it!

  4. Robert says:

    I cant quite tell, but I feel hot glue would make it look wierd if you got up real close to it.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh my goodness, I have been looking for a solution for earrings forever, and I think this would be perfect!!!!

  6. You could try just hot gluing it, but it will be hard to get the front to lie so smooth then. also, I hot glued magnets onto little metal containers to put on the board to hold the beads, so if you don’t mod podge the fabric down every time you pull a magnet off it will pull on the fabric – might mess it up a little bit!

  7. mydecoreview says:

    I did not understand the final part. How did you stuck those beads?

  8. njw says:

    I was wondering the same thing — unless taking the containers off tends to dislodge the material.

  9. Snappy says:

    Love this! One question though: Was the mod podge on the front of the fabric needed? Do you think if I skipped that step and just hot-glued the edges to the back of the spontan it would hold up?

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