Happy New Year Fellow Thrifters! Long time no craft – Abby here to share a SUPER easy DIY to kick off the new year!
I hope you’re all enjoying the start of 2019! With the new year, I always try to implement new ways to keep us organized. Especially now with my son getting older and being involved in more activities at his school, I need a way to keep track of everything – schedules, appointments, etc.
We have a dry erase board for all our lists, but since our fridge in our new house is “built-in”, we don’t have access to the magnetic sides like we did in our old house, which is what I used exclusively to keep important papers top of mind. So I have some serious use for a memo board. And lucky for me, I found several options for easy DIY options using everyday items you’d find at any Goodwill (this was my favorite).
Even luckier for me, on my most recent trip to the Goodwill on State Road, I found several cookie sheets that worked so well for this DIY.
1. Thrifted Baking Sheet (magnetic)
2. Spray Paint (not pictured)
3. Painter’s Tape/stickers (not pictured)
4. E6000 Glue
5. Chopstick (or something to help with glue application)
6. Picture Frame Hangers (optional)
Optional Supplies to make your own magnets
2. Various decorations
3. E6000 Glue
4. Chopstick (or something to help with glue application)
I spray painted my cookie sheets with white spray paint, but since it was cold out, I didn’t spend a lot of time with decoration. Painter’s tape or stickers would work great to save some negative space before painting the whole “memo board”. I still might go back and do some additional painting on my cookie sheets but will need our spray paint to thaw (whoops).
You can decide here if you want to hang up your memo board or lean it against something to display. If you want to hang up your memo board, you’ll likely need special equipment (i.e. a special drill bit or something of the like). I took the easy route and glued some picture frame hangers to the back of my boards (and later noticed the one cookie sheet already had a hole to use for hanging).
E6000 glue works great for this, but make sure to read the instructions (and work in a well-ventilated space, this stuff is smelly)! I always forget to apply the glue to BOTH surfaces before sticking the two items I want to glue together, but this time I remembered, and that stuff works!
Once the paint and glue dries, figure out where you want to display your amazing new memo board! And you’re all set! BUT if you’re feeling extra creative, you can make your own magnets to go on your memo board! I used pom-poms and rose clips, but anything would work for this. Originally, I wanted to use little, plastic dinosaurs, but couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for, so here we are.
You’re all done! New memo board and new magnets! Easy peasy.
I don’t know about you all, but I’m looking forward to more crafting this year, so look out for more posts here on the Goodwill Akron blog! Plus, we’re working on a calendar of upcoming DIY events for the year to be published soon. Stay tuned!
Happy New Year!