I'm a big fan of DIY Easter decor! But guess what I'm an even bigger fan of . . . Easter decor that can be re-used all year 'round. I like to make it a requirement of my projects if at all possible. I know that you probably feel the same – because when you've spent time and effort on a craft idea, you want to display it for longer than two weeks.
This DIY Easter magnet board is a project that fits the bill. You'll make it and decorating it for Easter according to my instructions, with your handy dandy Xyron Creative Station and a few other supplies. It's very easy to do, and you'll be able to change it out for ANY holiday. I love my magnet board and am going to keep it up all year. Let me show you how it's done!
DIY Easter Magnet Board
Gather These Supplies
- Xyron Creative Station
- Xyron 5” Creative Station Laminate/Magnet Refill cartridge
- 12 x 18 frame – glass removed
- 12 x 18 piece of tin – you can purchase this from Home Depot pre-cut (not cutting required!)
- Easter printables
- Scrapbook paper in various shades of green
- Decorative board
- Plate or other circular item for tracing
- Double-stick tape
- Silver Sharpie
Cut your Easter printable into pieces. You'll want to make sure that the pieces aren't wider/taller than 5″, or they won't fit through the cartridge. There is a 9″ cartridge as well, which you can get for larger projects.
Get your Xyron Creative Station out of the box and ready to roll. I love this machine because it does a cold lamination with no mess – completely non-toxic! In addition to the magnet and lamination that I'm doing, you can also purchase two-sided lamination and adhesive cartridges (to make stickers).
Pretty cool, huh?
Remove your cartridge from the box and open the hatch of your Creative Station.
Adjust for the smaller cartridge and insert according to package instructions.
Feed the magnet portion of your Xyron cartridge through.
Now it's time to get crankin'! Place one half of your graphic into the machine and turn the handle – it's really easy.
It will place a magnet on the bottom and lamination on the top.
Place the second half into the machine, and you'll have a strip of laminated magnets!
Trim out each piece separately with your scissors. Your main Easter magnets are done. Now it's time to create your “grass!”
The fun thing about this grass is that you can keep it up all year no matter what scene you change your magnet board to. It's pretty generic.
What you'll do to create the grass is trace a circular item (in this case, a lid) onto a few different shades green scrapbook paper. Then cut out with either a craft knife or scissors.
You'll want a few pieces to layer your “grass.”
Measure across your frame to make sure that your grass will be the correct length. Ours was 12″, so we layered as above and used double stick tape to attach it.
Add a border to the bottom of your grass with the tape if you desire. Then send the grass through the Xyron machine to turn it into a laminated, magnet border for the bottom.
Place the tin rectangle into the back of your frame. This is the reason I purchased a tin piece that was pre-cut and a frame exactly the same size – makes it very easy!
Write any messages on your magnets with a Sharpie and you're ready!
I'm so excited about my DIY Easter magnet board . . . and can't wait to use my Xyron Creative Station again to make magnets for the next season!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Xyron. The opinions and text are all mine.