January 18, 2011

Burner Cover Wall Hangings with Custom Magnets

Burner Covers are magnetic!  Did you know? :)
This means, that they make GREAT, portable message boards, and they are completely customizable. 
I found this pack of two at the dollar store - and actually that is the only place I could find them.
I have a little space on the wall near my craft table, where previously I had been taping up notes and patterns when I was crafting.  I knew I needed a small, quick, easy (and easy on the eyes) solution.
Originally I saw this post here, which gave me the idea!

I covered the top of the burner cover in mod-podge, put my fabric over it, and mod-podged on top of the fabric as well.  There was overhanging fabric all the way around, and once the mod-podge was dry, I trimmed it to the edge.  I left the sides of the burner covers white - just as they came. 
I wanted my burner cover to look pretty, whether it had pictures or notes on it or I decided to add fabric "stems" and make bottle cap magnets to look like flowers.
The stems are mod-podged on as well.
I had extra bottle caps left over from this project.  I cut 1" circles of fabric to fit inside my bottle caps, and mod-podged them down on the inside. 
I added a super strong magnet to the back of each bottle cap with amazing goop glue.  (The upper left of the picture above shows what the magnet looks like). 

And you can see how the magnets become the flowers when put on the top of the stems:)
They look cute on my wall, and will be very handy for notes and pictures. 
This would be a great idea for the kitchen as well - to hold a recipe while you are using it!

UPDATED - How to hang these

 I decided to hang these a little differently.
Originally I stuck nail in the wall, and hung them from a nail - but that wasn't feeling very secure.  They wobbled a lot, and could easily fall off.

So, I decided to add a little piece of ribbon, like so:

Cut about a 3" piece, and glue it to the inside rim - so that the middle is hanging out a bit.  See picture below...ends are glued about 2" apart.
 Hang the ribbon from the nail!  This makes it much more secure, and less wobbly.

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  1. So cute! I think that this would be a fun project to add to my project list.

  2. Great idea! How did you attach them to the wall?

  3. Just found you from Vintage Wanna Bee Slumber Party, Congrats on your 100 followers :)!!! I would love for you to linkup some of your crafts at my linky party! Every Monday :)

  4. Very cute! Genious to use a burner cover!
    Thank you for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you are going to lnk up next week!