tutorial: a simple way to give an old magnetic board a new life

For the longest time, I had quite the ugly whiteboard. Not only was it ugly, it was tricky to write on as well. The tricky bit was a result of washi tape residue on the surface. I considered throwing this whiteboard away but pretty paper saved the day.

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My last TO-DO list involved reminders before heading off to a bazaar. I have not been able to erase it because of the aforementioned tape residue.

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So I got myself some pretty paper, Mod Podge, paint brush, and gave the old whiteboard a new life.

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Before I started, I had to make sure that the magnets would still do their job on two layers of thick-ish paper.

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I cut the paper according to the size of the board and Mod Podged away.

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Added three layers of Mod Podge over the paper to seal:

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Prettified the border, too, with tissue paper.

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I HAD to make new magnets too.

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These were buttons with round stickers Mod Podged to the center.

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Here is my “new” weapon for an organized life (I hope)!

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