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Have I ever told you I originally went to college for an art degree? But then I failed Art History three times (pro tip: if you stop going to class, you will not be able to pass the exams). At that point, I figured third time's the charm and changed my major. Somehow I ended up a lawyer. I don't even know.
I still enjoy getting artsy here and there, but history has shown if a project takes more than a few days, it probably won't ever get finished. Those of you following my Facebook or Instagram feed, already know this. So, nowadays I look for things I can do in small bites, or just a couple sittings. This Simple Magnetic Fridge Frame fit the bill perfectly.
I did this over a couple hours while binge watching Wayward Pines on Hulu. Do you watch that show? I can't decide how I feel about it. Anyway, depending on how fancy you want to get, this project can be done in as little as five minutes. I used some leftover oops paint and paint pens for mine, but you could use washi tape, or stickers, or even just stick with a plain frame! The possibilities are endless!
How to Make a Simple Magnetic Fridge Frame, Ingredients:
- Picture frame (Just the frame, not the glass or backing. You can find these in abundance at garage sales and thrift shops. Or the bottom of my guest closet.)
- Scotch® Permanent Mounting Squares
- Strong magnets (don't use the strip kind, check in the hardware section or online)
- Decorative items (i.e. paint, glitter, stickers, etc.)
How to Make a Simple Magnetic Fridge Frame, Directions:
- If you're using paint or something messy, tape newspaper or scrap paper over your work area.
- Remove any nails or staples that are sticking out (I was able to just bend mine out of the way).
- Decorate your frame! I used some leftover oops paint and oil based paint pens. Allow it to dry completely (I hung mine on a tack out of the kids's reach).
- Clean the back of your frame according to the Scotch® Permanent Mounting Squares directions, and place the mounting squares evenly around the edges. Stick magnets to mounting squares and allow to set by pressing down for 30 seconds.
- Place on your fridge with a favorite picture or weekly menu plan (scroll down to save and print a free copy of mine)!
To protect my coffee table I used some scrap paper (okay, it was my 2 year old's art work, don't tell him!) held down with Scotch® Magic™ Tape. For adhering the magnets, I picked up Scotch® Permanent Mounting Squares from Walmart. I love that there was a Scotch® adhesive product for everything I needed in this project.
I figure with the way my kids slam the fridge door several dozen times a day, I wanted something that was not going to give out on me. Four squares hold up to 1 pound, so I figured with six squares the frame was definitely toddler-proof. At my store, I found them in the hardware section, but Scotch® and Command™ brands are also available in the crafting aisle.
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