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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.

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. Step 1

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

  2. Step 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. Step 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. Step 4

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

  5. Step 5

    Flip over and add magnets and decorations.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, July 2007

Reviews (4)

  • christine0430 14 Sep, 2008

    Any ideas on where I can find a REAL campus map, like the one she featured of Colgate? I don't think it will have the same look with on printed from the computer.

  • blankcanvas 29 Jul, 2008

    When they showed how to do this on the show they also made little magnets with numbers on them. I think this is a brilliant way to make a to-do-list.

  • vlam428 29 Jul, 2008

    This is a brilliant idea. My best friend is packing up for her first year at school and I was not sure what to give her. A magnetic board is perfect, especially with a personalized touch (NYU!). She is sure to love it.

  • anfitriones 22 May, 2008

    Gorgeous! Impecable idea... it made me think of multiple purposes. I have a party supplies and costumes store... the room there is never enough, with a board like this where you can put pens, papers and notes, half of my store furniture could be empty and I would be able to attend customers more comfortable.