Just a quick post to show you a magnetic board I made to put by our front door. Here it is hanging by our overflowing coat rack.
I started with this frame I paid a dollar for. It still had the $22 price tag on it.
My hubby has a metal cutter so he cut a piece of metal for the frame, but you could just use magnetic paint.
I distressed the frame and painted the metal black, then added a ribbon. I took some magnets that I already had and dressed them up with scrapbook paper and a sticker with each child's initial. Now I have a handy place to place notes and other things they need for the day.