This is a mini tutorial for a shutter shelf that can be made in an evening. I made 9 of these as table gifts for the Name Convention in Indiana this summer. A magnet could be placed on the back for the refrigerator but mine is going into a a Shabby Chic house that is in progress.
Glue a piece of wood to the top for a shelf and one on the bottom for a shelf. The thickness is up to you. I used scrap pieces in my stash. The bottom shelf will have to be a little thicker because of the pegs you have to drill holes for. Using the tooth picks with the routed decorative ends cut to desired size, drill holes and glue into them as shown. Glue blackboard on the bottom. Let dry
To add extra support I glued a piece of scrapbook paper with chicken wire on it to the back side cut to size.
Now you are ready to decorate. You can use any kind of ornamentation from your stash but this is how I put mine together. The tiny cow and chicken are wood veneer die cut wood pieces from Studio Calico purchased in the scrap book department at Joanne Fabrics. There are 63 assorted farm animals with the cow being the largest. Chickens in 3 sizes, cows, ducks, goats. They are all really cute and could be used for shelves, toys on wheels etc.