How to Make a Magnet Display Board

How to Make a Magnet Display

Magnetic display boards are useful tools for your home or business. They can be used as a calendar, as a tool to organize papers, as a kid’s chore chart, or as an adaptable and creative business display. Magnetic boards are versatile and easily customizable. But buying a magnetic board at a store can be expensive. You might find it is difficult to find the perfect board for your specific needs. Today we are going to walk through inexpensive, easy, and customizable DIY methods for how to make a magnet display board.

Find your base

First, you will need to find some metal that will serve as your board. We recommend using smooth sheet metal because it is easy to work with and therefore easier to customize to fit your specific needs. Make sure the metal is zinc-coated steel or tin, as magnets will not stick to galvanized steel or aluminum. You can get as many sheets as you need to make a larger display or cut the sheets down with a utility knife or tin snips to make a smaller display. Sheet metal can be bought at most hardware stores.

Tip: Take a magnet with you to the store when you pick out your sheet metal to make sure the magnet gets a good stick.

Get Creative!

Next, it’s time to customize your magnetic display! You can either paint the sheet metal with a metal-adhesive paint OR cover the metal with fabric. When painting the metal, be sure to spray thin, even layers, letting each layer dry completely between coats. If you decide to use fabric, make sure you use a thin fabric that does not interfere with the magnetic pull of the metal. Cut the fabric to be larger than the metal by three inches on all sides. Use a spray adhesive around the edges of the back of the metal board. Fold the fabric and press, making sure the fabric is stretched tight on the metal board. Let the adhesive dry completely before continuing. If you are looking for a more rustic look, you can simply leave the natural metal exposed.

Tip: Use different colored paints or different patterned fabrics to make a unique, eye-grabbing display.

Frame It

You can use a picture frame or molding to frame the metal board. This will make your board sturdier and protect against any potentially sharp edges on the board. You can make the frame as simple or as unique as you want it to be. You can glue buttons or letters to your frame, paint it to complement your metal board, or distress it for a vintage feel.

Tip: This is the perfect time to re-purpose that old metal picture frame, or the wood molding around that broken mirror you have laying around. Get creative with the things you already have in your house!

Create your display!

Now you can hang your magnetic board and create your display. Customizable magnets are the perfect tool to create lasting mementos with a practical purpose. Blue Bee is here to help get you started with our customizable magnet options in all different colors, sizes, and shapes! Get started on your custom made magnets today.


Printing Instagram Photos on Magnets: Showcase Your Mini Masterpieces!

printing instagram photos on magnets

Instagram is a fun, visual social media platform for budding and professional photographers alike. You can take virtually any photo on your phone and apply one of Instagram’s artsy filters or utilize their user-friendly photo editing features to transform any ordinary photo into an original work of art. People can follow your photo feed and you can follow the photos feeds of others. It’s a neat way to connect with friends, family and even celebrities via a very visual medium. Until recently, Instagram photos were only viewable online through your smartphone, tablet or computer screen. But what if you fall in love with one of your Instagram masterpieces and want to showcase your refrigerator-worthy photo in your home or office? Wouldn’t printing Instagram photos on magnets be cool?

Now you can create Instagram magnets with Blue Bee Printing!


Printing your custom Instagram photos on our high-quality magnets is as easy as 1-2-3!


  1. Take a photo, edit and post it on the Instagram app. For iPhone or iPad users, the photo will typically automatically save to a folder on your phone called ‘Instagram Photos.’ For Android phone or tablet users, the photo should also automatically save to your camera roll of photos where you will be able to easily retrieve it for upload later.
  2. Visit Blue Bee Printing’s website and select ‘Custom Magnets.’ On the right-hand side of the screen you will be able to select the desired dimensions, quantity, coating and print time for your magnet.
  3. Upload your original Instagram image to our website, preferably in jpg or jpeg format, though other file types are also acceptable (gif, png, eps, ai, pdf, zip, tar, rar, cdr, and psd images. File should not exceed 50MB in size). Make sure your file is at least 300dpi to achieve an optimum result. We will then generate a competitive, affordable price quote and proceed with printing your magnet according to your timeline.


Whether you’re interested in printing selfies of you and your bestie, or travel photos from your last vacation, you’re sure to love the look of your images on our high quality magnets. We recommend selecting the square magnet or the square magnet with rounded corners option to achieve the ideal result for your Instagram photos. We offer standard 2in by 2in, 3in by 3in and 4in by 4in sizing options, but also offer customized sizing to meet your unique needs. Whether you prefer a glossy, laminated look or a matte-look coating, both styles are available in UV resistant options to protect your magnets from the sun for many years to come.


As always, Blue Bee Printing is committed to providing our customers with the highest quality products at competitive pricing to exceed your expectations with every single order. Our friendly and knowledgeable customer service agents are always at the ready to answer any of your questions through our convenient live online web-chat feature. They can help you design beautiful custom magnets that you will be proud to display in your home or office.