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A few years ago, I created a weekly paper sorter in my old kitchen. Here is the link to that DIY project. I used this paper sorter for my kids' papers for the week. This is how I would use it: On Sunday, I would pull all the papers and envelopes I needed for the entire week and hang them on the appropriate day clip. It worked great in my older kitchen because I had a lot of wall space near my phone.
- Supplies I used to make this DIY Magnetic Chalkboard
- How to Add Fabric Flowers to a Magnet Board
- How to Create Chalkboard Daily Tags
- Older Reveal
- 2023: Additional Supplies if you want to add more.
- 2023 Before
- 2023 Supplies used to update this DIY magnetic chalkboard
- How I updated this magnetic board weekly paper organizer
- Add more flowers
- Reveal 2023
Step-by-step instructions on how to make a customized magnet board for the kitchen
However, when we remodeled the kitchen, I had to get rid of my paper sorter. It was too big for my command station. So, I decided to create a DIY Magnetic Chalkboard Weekly Paper Sorter to replace my other one. Here it is. Feel free to check this one out here:
Supplies I used to make this DIY Magnetic Chalkboard
Here are the instructions on how I made it. It was quite easy and took an hour to make. The links below are from Amazon (affiliate). I will receive a small commission if you click-through and buy something on Amazon.
- Square chalkboard magnet board 12 inches x 12 inches with a string to hang it.
- Three chalkboard tags with rope.
- Flat paper flowers - The ones I used were from Michael's scrapbooking section.
- Three colorful magnet clips.
- Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks.
- Round Felt chairpads. 1 inch in diameter
- Bistro chalk marker in White
This is the material I used. Note: I changed my mind and decided just to use a 1-3M Command Strip hook (clear) to hold the magnet chalkboard instead of the four hook key hooks shown. I picked up all these supplies at my local Michael's.
How to Add Fabric Flowers to a Magnet Board
First, I added felt pads to the back of the board so it wouldn't scratch the wood.
Then, I added hot glue to the back of the flowers and added them to the three clips. Here is an example of how one of them looked.
Then, I used the hot glue and added more flowers to the magnetic chalkboard top to make it even. The flowers were a little expensive, so I didn't want to spend a lot on covering the entire board with them.
How to Create Chalkboard Daily Tags
Here are the finished flower clips and board after the hot glue cooled. Doesn't it look cute?
Then, I wrote on the chalkboard painted tags from Monday to Sunday. Then, I added one day to each side of the tag while placing Saturday and Sunday on one side of the tag.
- Monday is on one side, and Thursday is on the other side.
- Friday is on one side, and Tuesday is on the other side.
- Saturday or Sunday is on one side, and Wednesday is on the other side.
By doing it this way, I wouldn't need more than three tabs in this small 12 x 12 magnet board.
I used a bistro chalk marker so it would dry and not rub off. But, you could use a regular piece of chalk and relabel the days that have activities every week.
2023: Additional Supplies if you want to add more.
Over the years, some of the flowers fell off, and there were other things stuck to it. So, this year, I decided to update this DIY magnetic chalkboard. Since my kids are back from college for good now, and I am going to use the magnetic chalkboard again, I decided to give it a fresh look. Here's what I did to update it.
After eight years, this magnetic chalkboard has become quite shabby. Some of the flowers fell off at the top and on the clips.
2023 Supplies used to update this DIY magnetic chalkboard
Below are the additional things I used to update this paper organizer.
- More paper flowers
- Hot glue gun and clear glue sticks
- Temporary Cricut vinyl sheet - teal
- White Cricut temporary vinyl sheet
- Cricut machine
- Cricut Design Space app - subscription version
How I updated this magnetic board weekly paper organizer
First, I removed the stickers I had on this board over the years. It wasn't easy to clean, so there was some glue residue on it. It isn't really noticeable, so I left it.
Then, I started adding more flowers at the top to fill in the ones that fell off throughout the years.
I had an issue trying to remove "This Week" on the magnet chalkboard, so I decided to add a teal strip of vinyl over it. Using the back of the vinyl, cut a strip following the lines on the back.
And then, using the Cricut, I made bubble letters that said, "This Week." The bubble letters (BFC Boho Beach Shine font) were also used for the days of the week since those words were not coming off easily either. Ranging in font size from 38 to 42.
I then used the same font, printed out the days of the week, transferred them onto the tags, and placed the tags over the magnet clips. And that is it!
Add more flowers
I then added more flowers around the bottom and a little on the corners as well to fill in the bottom portion.
Drum roll, please! Here is what the magnet board looks like now! What do you think?
I hope you like it. It was fun to make, too. How do you sort your papers/envelopes for the week? Please leave a comment below.
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