Vintage Magnet Board


A year or so ago I had fun making some vintage earring magnets but I’ve given them all away, so it was time for another batch. Simply use pliers to pull the hardware from a clip earring, then superglue a sturdy magnet on the back! Then I had a chance to go to a new-to-me antique store last week, and I found a vintage metal tray to use as a magnetic memo board . . . a perfect match!Β β™₯

P.S. What are the memos, you ask?

  • Top Left—A recipe for “Peachy Spread” (to serve on quick breads) from my friend Janice: Mix together 4 ounces of cream cheese, 3 tablespoons of baby food peaches, and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. This will keep in the refrigerator for a few weeks.
  • Top Right—“When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.” (Proverbs 3:24)
  • Bottom Left—A photo for a project I can’t wait to make . . . the ANNY BAG from my bloggy friend of It’s Sew Anny!
  • Bottom Right—Adorable Josh . . . our youngest grandson! β™₯

Tray Collage

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    • And something to look for on your shopping trips, too! πŸ™‚ I was lucky to get tons of clip-ons from my aunts and grandmas . . . they’re SO pretty, and my friends love getting these magnets for little gifts! πŸ™‚

  1. I have a lot of old costume jewelry that would work for that. Just finding such a pretty tray may be a bit harder but I’ll look around. I love it. Cute grandson. Lucky you. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • I just love those old clip earrings! And hunting for the tray was fun, too. I’ll look forward to see what you find and make! πŸ™‚ P.S. I think Josh is a cutie, too . . . and I AM a lucky grandma! πŸ™‚

  2. Love this idea – I’m looking for something to use for a magnetic board for my sewing room, and was gonna use one of my old cookie sheets. I like this idea better, though; it fits the decor of this house (which we’ve named Creekside Cottage). And . . . AND . . . I just ‘happen’ to have some of those adorable vintage earrings a friend gave me. Woo hoo! You just keep having great ideas and I’ll just keep using them! πŸ˜†

  3. I can’t wait to make one of these for myself! I’m thinking they would also make such wonderful gifts. Christmas is right around the corner & the metal tray is the perfect thing to look for in thrift stores and at garage sales! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the great idea! I hope I can find one where I can use seashells for the magnets.

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