Message Boards

We have needed a message board (or two) next to our calendar for awhile now.  You know, a place to keep the school forms (field trip, parent-teacher conferences, book reports, and other assignments), appointment cards, grocery lists, and other reminders.  I took the new Jen Hadfield Cottage Living Hanging Chalkboard by Pebbles and an old magnetic frame and altered them a bit to function for our family.


I used items from the Cottage Living collection by Pebbles.  I’m in LOVE with this new line!

Message Boards 1

I started with the Hanging Chalkboard.  I covered it with chalk, erased the chalk, and wiped away any extra chalk dust.  Next, I centered my Chalkboard on my craft mat and decided that Mod Podge would be the best way for me to secure the Thickers to the Chalkboard.

Message Boards 2

I used a hot glue gun to attach my Gold Metal Clips to the Chalkboard.  Done!  Super fast and easy (about 10 minutes).  I decided to just add two clips because I wanted space on the bottom of the board in case I wanted to write a quick note with chalk.

Message Boards 3

I worked on the magnetic frame.  I trimmed the Sweet Mint pattern paper to 7.25″ x 9.25″ and simply slipped it under the edges of the frame.  No adhesive needed or used.  It’s a magnetic board.  The magnets would hold the paper in place anyway.  Right?  Plus, I thought it would be fun to switch out the paper for a new one whenever I wanted to pretty it up again.

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SO PRETTY!  Love it already!

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Next, I worked on three magnets for my frame.  I used my hot glue gun to attach the magnet to this PRETTY Paper Flower!  I also took two Jewel Stickers, removed the sticker part, and hot glued tiny magnets to them that I had around the house already.  Payton is my sweet little helper here.

Message Boards 4

Seriously adorable!  I love it!  Have I mentioned to you that I love refrigerator magnets?  Because, I do.  I really really do!

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I added “Hello” Rub-Ons and a heat embossed “Hello” speech bubble stamp to the board.  I used my hot glue gun again to attach the Gold Metal Clips to the board.  Here you can see the pretty Jewel magnets.

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It only took about 15 minutes to get this frame done!  LOVE this SO much!  Gave it new life.  Before, I used it for pics of the girls (and I loved it).

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Now, it’s so much more functional for us to be able to use everyday.

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Here they are on our kitchen wall (it’s next to our “Despicable Me” Minion calendar).  I LOVE these Message Boards!

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They took so little time to put together.  That makes me love them even more!

Thanks for stopping by today…have a great one!


Pebbles Supplies:

Cottage Living Sweet Mint (732752)

Cottage Living Imprint Thickers, Gold (732775)

Cottage Living Jewel Stickers (732778)

Cottage Living Gold Metal Clips (732781)

Cottage Living Phrase & Icon Rub-Ons (732782)

Cottage Living Paper Flowers (732784)

Cottage Living Clear Stamps (732792)

Cottage Living Hanging Chalkboard (732790)

Other Supplies:

Black Glitter Finish Zing! Embossing Powder (27148) (American Crafts)

VersaMark Watermark Stamp Pad (Tsukineko)

Embossing Heat Tool Model 2500 (Marvy Uchida)

Mod Podge (Plaid)

paper trimmer and 12″ x 12″ Two-Sided Craft Mat (Fiskars)

Hot Glue Gun (Michael’s)

3/4″ Round Magnets (#381913) (Hobby Lobby)

chalk and eraser


Old Magnetic Frame (gift from my Mother-In-Law from Hallmark)


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