Inexpensive gift for teachers (or anyone else)
I came upon this idea when making a bigger version of it for our MOPS group. I found metal roofing shingles (roofing section of Lowe's ) for 63 cents each. They are 8 x 12 inches. I used spray adhesive to adhere cute paper on, and made holes for the hanger with my Cropadile punch/setter- but you could use a drill very easily. I made magnets with the flat glass pebbles you can find in a floral section ( I got mine at the Dollar Store) and leftover paper from the board. I used Aleene's Paper Glaze to glue the paper to the glass, but you could probably use Mod Podge too. I hot glued magnets to the glass pebbles, and there you have it. You can decorate it as much as you want- I used a hot glue gun for ribbon too. Instead of the glass pebbles, you could use cute buttons- there's so many fun buttons out there- cut the shanks off with wire cutters and hot glue magnets on. The mini bulldog clips are also fun to hot glue a magnet to and work well with the board.
This is a basic version of it, you could decorate more than that certainly.
Here's pictures of the bigger one we made for our MOPS project in October ( I taped 2 metal sheets together and then glued foam core board on the back to stabilize it, and decorated similarly) There are different options for the magnets: