When I found a used plow disc in an old barn, my initial thought was to make it into some type of chandelier.
Then I picked it up...for those of you like me, who are unfamiliar with agricultural paraphernalia...plowing discs are very heavy - maybe not so great for a light fixture??
The discs are being pulled behind the tractor.
So, after scrubbing, and scrubbing, and scrubbing, I loved the look of the disc I found beneath the mud and grease.
I don't know what type of metal discs are made from, but I was delighted to find that it was magnetic.
So, for the magnets, I visited the Dollar Store and found a big decorative magnet for $1.00. After tearing the paper graphic off the front of the magnet, I cut the it into small square pieces.
Then, I found some big, chunky buttons and hot glued the a magnet piece to the back of each one.
And ta-da! A virtually free, yet still interesting, magnetic message board.
This one is for sale in my booth, so it's not hanging up, but if I were to hang it in my house, I'd just hang it from one of the bolt holes.
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