My Scottish Themed Office

I don't know about you, but I love doing anything crafty! Recently, I tried my hand at creating a fabric covered magnetic board using an old picture frame. Since I had a portion of the metal sheet left over, I found another frame, spray painted it black to match the first one, and used cork that had been sitting around my house for years to make the other half into a cork board.

What you will need:

  1. Frame
  2. Fabric (Make certain it is not too thick or the magnetic tape will not attach to the metal properly. The thinner the better)
  3. Masking Tape (Used to secure the fabric around the sheet of metal)
  4. Magnetic Tape (Cut, peel and attach to back of photos or post cards)
  5. I used a pair of heavy grade kitchen scissors to cut the metal to size, but be careful not to get cut.

Step 1: Use the cardboard backing on the frame as a template to cut the metal to size.
Step 2: Press the fabric, then use the cardboard backing again as a template, but this time cut at least three inches larger all the way around.
Step 3: Place the metal sheeting in the center of the fabric and use masking tape to attach the fabric to the metal. Keep fabric tight, and if using plaid, make sure the lines are straight.
Step 4: Place fabric side down into frame, then the cardboard backing, using the tabs on the frame to secure.
Step 5: Hang, add magnetic tape to back of photos, then attach to fabric.

It's that simple! Use the same process for the magnetic and cork board. I used double sided tape to secure the cork sheet to the cardboard backing.

Metal Sheet: Purchased at Lowes

Adorable Nessie Pins for Cork Board
Purchased Online

Masking Tape: Use to Secure Material
to Meta
Magnetic Tape: Cut to Size and Place
 on Back of Photo
Purchased at Lowes

A Gift from my Sister! She knows
what I like!

Purchased 1610 Map Reproduction and wool
throw in Scotland
Tartan clad bear at Franklin, North Carolina
Scottish Festival

I hope you've enjoyed the post and the photos! If you have any questions about the project, please email me at


Vonda Sinclair said...

This is so neat! I love the boards and your office is beautiful!

Gwyn Brodie said...

Thanks, Vonda!