Project

Magnetic College-Campus Board

Help a college student start the year off right with this helpful -- and attractive -- magnetic board that your student can use to keep organized.

Project continues below this project video

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, July 2007

materials

  • 24-by-18-inch sheet of galvanized metal

  • Campus map

  • Spray adhesive

  • Utility knife

  • Frame

  • Foam board

  • Glazier points

  • Magnets and decorations

steps

  1. Download and print a college-campus map from the school's website.

  2. Turn map upside down on a protected surface and apply spray adhesive to the sheet of galvanized metal and the back of the map.

  3. Lay your magnetic sheet on top of the portion of the map that will cover the board. Trim away excess paper around the edges with a utility knife.

  4. Place map in frame, add foam board, and use 4 glazier points to secure.

  5. Flip over and add magnets and decorations.

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