How to Make a Simple Magnetic Fridge Frame

Author April Woods


  • 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.


  • 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)!
  • Enjoy!