UPDATE-Kara emailed me and said she got some metal squares (that are meant for outside) at the Dollar Tree! That would be perfect. Thanks Kara!
About a year or so ago I tore out this picture from my Ballard catalog. I showed my brother, Andrew, who manages a tool store. (I know it is more than a tool store but I don't know what else to call it. An industrial supply store?) Anyways, I told him to get me three pieces of metal that is magnetic. Well.........I'm still waiting.
I took matters into my own hands.
I was browsing Oops (A local closeout store who used to have a website but I can't find it anymore. It was oopsdeals.com) one day and saw these metal pig signs. I thought they would be perfect for this project. Plus they were only $1.80 each.
I covered one in brown burlap. I wrapped the fabric around the sign and hot glued it to the back. I then hot glued the ribbon to the back.
Once I started I couldn't stop! I covered two with black and white fabric and painted one with chalkboard paint. I love that the chalkboard is magnetic also.
I realize everyone does not have an Oops nearby but I've seen these metal signs at Hobby Lobby. You can wait until they go half off or use the 40% off coupon that is usually online. Or just keep your eye out for a cheap piece of metal that is magnetic. :) I bet the home improvement stores would have something too. Whatever you do, do not count on your younger brother. It could be over a year! ;)