Thank you to Michael’s Craft Store for sponsoring this post. All content and opinions expressed are all my own.
When Michaels puts out a Back to School craft challenge to the blogosphere, I immediately answered with challenge accepted. Then went into panic mode because I had no idea what I was going to create for this challenge.
After aimlessly wandering the aisles of Michaels I decided to make my boys their own little art display boards. A special little spot for each to show off their school accomplishments, notices, art, rewards, pictures etc.
The perfect frames. They were normally $19.99 but were 50% off, plus I had a 20% off entire purchase coupon. So for $8 I was sold.
Picked up a piece of foam board for the backing. Also 50% off with an additional 20% off coupon. Woohoo love those coupons.
And a roll of cork $14.99 (40% off coupon).
For the monogram I used my silhouette machine to cut out a stencil, but Michaels has loads to choose from (like the one pictured above).
Next I cut the foam board & cork to fit the frame (I found an E-xacto knife was the easiest way to cut both). I used spray adhesive to attach the cork to the board. And then simply placed the cork board into the newly painted frame.
I used a flat head screwdriver to push the little glazier points into the frame. They help hold the board in the frame (I had no idea that these little things were called glazier points).
I applied a thin layer of matte medium around the edge of the stencil. This prevents the paint from leaking under the stencil and creating a big mess for you.
Found these super strong magnets at Home Depot. They were so strong I couldn’t even pull them apart. So I’m crossing my fingers that they’re strong enough to hold these frames on the fridge.
Hope you and your kids have a great 1st day back to school. I don’t know about you but I’m secretly counting down the days.
You’ll love all the back-to-school craft supplies that Michael’s has to offer, check out their LookBook for all the fun.
And don’t forget that teachers get a 15% discount every single day at Michael’s.
Thank you Michael’s Arts & Crafts for sponsoring this post.