3.02.2012

DIY Magnetic Frames


While sister was here, we took on a few crafty projects like these DIY magnetic photo frames for the fridge. I was looking for an inexpensive yet personalized way to organize the photos on our refrigerator. This is how we made a pair...

Step 1:   Visit Hobby Lobby for supplies - wooden frames, acrylic or spraypaint, adhesive, and magnets.

I picked this 5x7 frame and 4x6 frame for $3 each. Be sure to select wooden frames that do not have the cardboard stabilizer in the back (it gets in the way).

Step 2:   Paint the frames with desired color of acrylic paint. Because we have a black fridge, I used contrasting white paint. Spraypaint is even faster to use but more messy.


Step 3:  With a strong adhesive, glue your magnets to the 4 corners of the frame.

On the bigger frame, I used 6 magnets for extra security.

Once the adhesive dries, put your photos in the frames and arrange them on the fridge.


My fridge looked instantly more organized. Now I want to make more frames and cover the fridge!

The best part is that you can change the paint color as frequently as you like. You can even paint a pattern or stencil some text onto them. If going from a dark color to a lighter color, I recommend painting a coat of white in between.
Have fun!

2 comments:

  1. I will definitely give this DIY magnetic frame a try. This is so cute. And it is one great way to have my favourite photo on display. Thanks a lot for sharing this idea.
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    1. So glad you got some use out of my (somewhat crude) tutorial. These frames have lasted through many moves and always get compliments from guests! XO - L

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