Sheet Metal Arts and Crafts

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Sheet metal may not look like much but with the right tools and some time it can be turned into a number of different craft items. It is easy to work with so even beginners may create craft projects in very little time.

Magnetic Bulletin Board

  • You can create any size magnetic bulletin board you like with a piece of sheet metal and a picture frame. Simply remove the glass and paper from the frame, cut a piece of sheet metal to the appropriate size, place the sheet metal in the frame and replace the backing that came with the frame. Consider adding two D rings to the backing and thread your own picture frame wire through if the standard method of the frame is not sufficient. You can paint the sheet metal with chalkboard paint to create a magnetic chalkboard as well.

Pendants

  • Personalized pendants for necklaces can work as gifts for birthdays, Christmas, baby showers and more. Cut a circle out of sheet metal to the size that you would like your pendant to be. Using a metal stamping kit, which you can find in your local craft store, stamp initials, an image or a full name onto the metal. Punch a hole in the top of the circle, add a jump ring and wear it on a necklace.

Flowers

  • You can use sheet metal flowers as brooches, gift toppers, fridge magnets, wall decor or just for fun. Create three different sized flower templates of the shape you want. Trace them onto the sheet metal and cut them out. Bend each petal toward the center of the flower and then bend back again at a slightly higher spot on the petal to create an L shape. Spray paint the flowers and attach using foam adhesive dots with the smallest flower on the inside. Give the flower a center using wound twine, a small piece or burlap or a pearl or jewel. Glue a magnet or brooch pin to the back or hang on the wall.

Wall Decor

  • You can create simple wall decor in any size and any color using sheet metal. Using metal cutters, cut out the shape that you want. You can do simple shapes such as circles or rectangles or create letters to hang on the wall. If you create simple shapes, consider bending the sheet metal to add some dimension to the project. Spray paint the sheet metal after it is cut out and allow to dry completely. You can either hang the artwork directly on the wall or lean it against the wall on a shelf.

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