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« on: April 18, 2012 01:49:01 PM »

I am a bit of a crafty girl at heart and we are doing up our living room in the next few weeks. We have a fairly large wall I have always wanted to hang pictures/art on as have a young son but always like to change the pictures regularly and dont want to use the traditional frames.

I was thinking of making a large magnetic board to display pictures on using magnets, but dont want to just hang something more at home in an office on my wall.

So was thinking of purchasing a large magnetic white board and covering it with a matching fabric to the lounge and hanging that. Then using photos etc making a collage. I tested it out on my fridge and magnets seem to work through material and I assume this is similar. But I am stuck on how to cover the board, if it were wooden I would use a staple gun, but this would all be metal and have no idea how to do it. - glue gun?

want to make sure the material is tight and looks nice and have to make sure the fixings are still accessable.

Does anyone have any advice they can offer to help me?

Thanks in Advance!!


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« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2012 01:54:29 PM »

Hi Anna, welcome to Craftster, you're gonna love it here!  I don't own a glue gun, hopefully folks who have experience will respond here with some advice.  I'd probably try to sew it on, but that might be awkward if it's a large board.  Maybe you could glue some wooden strips to the back then staple the fabric there?  Good luck!

« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012 05:45:13 PM »

You could use 3M super 77 spray glue to attach it to the board.
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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2012 04:42:02 PM »

Could you make a huge elastic ruffle piece to frame around the frame?  That way you wouldn't have to worry about glue or staples, and you could change the color for holidays or when you redecorate.

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