Whiteboards may be useful, but they're also often unattractive and cheap-looking. That is, unless you cleverly reframe one and make custom magnets, like this excellent DIY version from Voyages of the Creative Variety.
It's a quick project, and one that's perfect for both family kitchens and stylish offices. Plus — other than the frame and whiteboard — it requires materials you probably have on hand, like paint, masking tape, and wire cutters.
For full instructions and detailed photos, see Voyages of the Creative Variety
Images: Tori Veysey for Voyages of the Creative Variety.