DIY Fabric-covered Magnetic Board

I decided to do something non-baby related this week, much to my three-year-old’s approval!

In an effort to declutter the kitchen, I made Pumpkin her very own magnetic board for her room. She can put up pictures, paintings, drawings… whatever she wants. I will be able to remove all of the papers from the front of the fridge, which I’ve been wanting to do for quite a while! So, here we go!

Fabric-covered magnetic board


  • a magnetic board (ours is about 1 1/2 feet squared)
  • enough thin material to cover the front of the board (make sure you have a few extra inches all the way around!)
  • a hot glue gun
  • a couple yards of ribbon (about the thickness of the edge of the magnetic board- ours was 5/8 inches)
  • one or two pretty hooks to hang the board from


  1. Lay the material right-side-down and center the magnetic board on it, also right-side-down.
  2. Using the hot glue gun, very gently stretch and glue down each corner.
  3. Glue down each side and trim any excess material
  4. Cut the ribbon to fit all the way around the board, plus as much as you want for hanging over the hooks
  5. Starting at the bottom center, glue the ribbon around the bottom and one side.
  6. Starting at the bottom, again, match the other end of the ribbon to the starting end and glue around the bottom and up the other side.
  7. Add a bow to the center of the loose ribbon at the top, if desired, and hang the board from the hook(s)




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