Magnetic Picture Frames

April 12, 2012 7 Comments | Disclosure


{Pin This}

Tired of pictures and papers all over your fridge? Want a cuter way to display them?! I have just the craft for you!

Supplies:
Picture frames of your choice
Hot glue gun or E6000 glue
Magnets (4 for each frame)

Fist pick your frame, I would recommend using very lightweight frames, because you are opening the fridge and there can be some doors that slam a little hard you don’t want it to be a heavy frame that will fall off and break every time you open the fridge door. Also, choose a frame that doesn’t have the picture stand attached to the frame. You want a frame that you can take the stand off. We want the frame to be flush against the fridge. I chose wood frames from Hobby Lobby that were $11.99, the day I went they had 50% off all frames so it was just over $6.00 a piece including tax.

Next, you will need to find magnets that are heavy duty. Hobby Lobby caries them up near the front of the store by the cash registers. They have a rating on the bottom that 1-10 that shows the strength of the magnetic. I bought mine with a 6 rating. That is perfect for the wood frames. I wouldn’t recommend going any lower than 6 just to ensure that your frames will stay on the fridge, that is the goal after all! If you decide to use E6000 glue it can also be found at most crafting stores and is about $5.99 it is very strong, so if you are worried the hot glue wont hold up use that instead! (I havent had any problems with the hot glue, but the sturdier the better!)

Ok-now you are going to need to take the picture frame stand off. I just used some scissors and popped the little tacks out and voila!

Next, you will hot glue the magnets on the back. I placed mine on each corner. Make sure to put a thin layer on so the magnets are all flush against the fridge.

Now, you are ready to put your picture in it and display! I would be super cute to have a frame for each child to display art work for the week, or a paper they did well on from school! I love how it brightens up my fridge!

Don’t have all the suppies for this project?

Get them now with out having to drag your kids to the store…

Supplies:
Picture frames of your choice
Hot glue gun
Magnets (4 for each frame)

{Pin This}

Happy crafting!

Comments

  1. How do you get magnets to stick to your stainless steel fridge? Mine won’t….

  2. E6000 Glue is actually better to use on the magnets than hot glue- it tends to hold up better (or so I’ve found)

Leave a Comment
Want to see your picture by your comment? Get your custom avatar by registering for free at Gravatar.

*