I bought these magnet strips at IKEA for $1 and told the friends that I was with that all you had to do was cover them in fabric and they would be so cute. Well, it was time to make that happen. So, here's how I did it -
this is what you need along with light weight fusbile interfacing.
First, cut fabric to size (1 inch excess all the way around). Cut light weight iron on interfacing the same size as the fabric and iron on to the back of fabric.
Next, brush a coat of Mod Podge on the front and back of magnet strip. Lay the fabric on and fold over the back, smoothing the front of the fabric as you go.
Then, slather more Mod Podge all over the entire strip and fabric adding 3 or 4 coats and letting it dry in between each one.
Now for those magnets -
You'll need these things - covered buttons, magnets, quick drying glue, and wire snips.
Cover the buttons - my favorites are the jumbo size.
Snip off the back metal loops (I am sure there is a correct term for these, but I don't know it!)
Finally, glue the magnet on the back.