The way I see it, there are two kinds of crafters and/or DIYers: those who make things because they enjoy doing it, and those who make things because it saves them money. If you consider yourself to be a member of both of these groups, then it’s your lucky day! Because today we’ll be talking about crafts that are easy, fun to make, and are made using items that you can get at the dollar store.
The first dollar store craft we’re sharing is a fun magnet memo board that we made using some scrapbook paper and a metal burner cover we had on hand from another project. I’m sure you’d be able to find a burner cover at your local dollar store or thrift store, but even if you couldn’t, you can get a set of them online for just a few dollars. And then you’d be able to make four memo boards, which you can then use a next year’s Christmas gifts! :-) Or you can keep them all for yourself, and make a display out of them on your office wall or something. OR… you could designate one for each of your kids, where you can display their artwork and report cards and other proud accomplishments. So many possibilities, for so little money! What could beat that?
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After you learn how to make your own magnetic memo board, keep scrolling for even more inspiring dollar store crafts from around the web!
Magnet Memo Board
- Metal stove burner cover
- Foam paint brush
- Mod Podge
- Mod Podge spray sealant
- Scrapbook paper (The page I used came from an Anna Griffin paper pad I found at Hobby Lobby)
- Craft glue
Start by tracing the burner cover onto the backside of the scrapbook paper.
Cut the circle out using a pair of scissors.
Next, paint a coat of Mod Podge onto the burner cover using your foam paint brush. Press the paper circle you cut out onto the Mod Podge-ed burner cover. Smooth it out with your hands to make sure it sticks, and to eliminate air bubbles.
Then use the spray sealant over the top to finish it off.
Flip the burner cover over, and gather your craft glue and ribbon. Cut a piece of ribbon that will serve as a hanger for your magnet board, and glue it to the back of the burner cover on both ends, bout 3″ apart. Let the glue dry for the recommended time.
All that’s left to do is hang your magnet board, and start using it!
Here are some more crafts and projects that you can do with items from the dollar store. Click on the title of each project to view the full details and instructions.
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