nursery peek

As a baby shower gift I received two of these adorable magnetic boards for the babies room. They are sold at Babies R Us. I decided to make a few changes to them so they went with the woodland theme in Levi's nursery.

The first thing I did was add this cute tree ribbon using fabric glue.

Next I made magnets using these large flat back glass discs. For making magnets I recommend getting a large size (mine are 1 1/4"). I could not find any large sized discs in any of the stores in my area and had to order them online.

I cut my pictures out of some vintage books.

If the idea of cutting up a book freaks you out, just use scrapbook paper.

Place a glass disc on your image and trace it with a pencil (I used a sharpie here as an illustration so you could see it). Then cut the circle out.

Brush Sobo glue (from the craft store) onto the flat side of the disc and place your image on top. The image will appear milky from the glue at first, but don't worry, it will dry clear.

You want to get thick, strong, magnets for this project. I also ordered these online.

Glue them on the back using a drop of the Sobo glue. Make sure you space them apart as they dry. These magnets were pulling at each other which messes up the placement of the magnet.

Here is a close up of a few of the finished magnets.

I just love the vintage woodland creatures, so cute!

Since I had extra supplies I made some magnets for myself using scrapbook paper. This project was so fun. I was tempted to keep going and going until I covered the house in magnets. Maybe I should buy a second refrigerator for the kitchen, more room for magnets!

Here are the magnet boards at home in the nursery.

So cute!

Nail heads are ugly so I hot glued a button on top to cover it up.


  1. Feel free to keep crafting and pass some fun magnets on to me! :)

  2. LOVE this! And I also love how one can make this project so uniquely theirs too.

    I'm dying to screw up a slab of metal clad siding in cody's super hero themed room for a magnetic board but wasn't sure what to do about magnets. Now I know! :)

    Thanks for linking up!

    FJ Donna

  3. That is the best magnet idea! I could totally use those on my fridge! Love it!

  4. I love this idea....great for christmas stockings and teacher gifts!

  5. This is such a cute idea. I'm going to keep it in mind for gift giving!

  6. What a great project! Absolutely love it; the picture of Levi is the best:)

  7. These are darling, and obviously you could customize them for any age group...

  8. Great project. I just started following your lovely blog - I am not sure why it took me so long!


  9. Hi, I'm visiting through the Funky Junk linky party. Love these magnets! What a cute idea for a nursery and I like them for my refrigerator!

  10. Awesome idea THANKS!!
    Hugs, Lisa

  11. With little ones around you can never have too many magnets. Always some treasure to display!

  12. These are just too cute.
    I love them.

  13. Super cute!! I am going to have o make some of these for sure!!!


  14. I love this idea. Sooo cute with the vintage book pictures. I may have to try making some of these. I can't believe you're being that productive with a newborn. Good for you!

  15. I love how you personalized these! So cute. They would make great "grandparents" presents.

  16. Very neat idea using the old books for your backing. I have used scrapbooking papers for this purpose but I like the book idea better.

  17. Wow! Really cool magnets. I love the way they look behind the glass.

    This is a fun project I can do with my grandkids.

  18. Great job on the nursery--I have a party every week- Its So Very Creative (mondays)--would love to have you be an inspiration to other gals.