Refrigerators are terrific, central place to show off kids’ artwork and special papers, but let’s face it: things can get downright cluttered when using just standard magnets to do the job. These magnetic refrigerator frames are a wonderful way to tame the clutter by displaying artwork in a stylish way, and they can be made in just about no time at all! Read on for the full tutorial.
To make your own magnetic refrigerator frames, you will need…
- Unfinished wood picture frame
- Craft paint in 2 colors
- Foam brush
- Painter’s tape
- Heavy duty magnets*
- Heavy duty adhesive (I like E6000*)
Paint the entire front surface of the frame with one of the colors of craft paint and the foam brush. Allow the paint to dry completely. Arrange strips of the painter’s tape in a striped configuration. Apply a coat of the second paint color with the foam brush between the paint strips to form a striped design. Allow the paint to dry before removing the strips of tape.
Use heavy duty adhesive to affix a magnet to each of the four back corners of the frame.
Now, grab one of your little Picasso’s creations and proudly frame it for all to see! Your magnetic refrigerator frame is complete.
I love how easily the artwork can be swapped out time and time again with these frames. I created a set of four of these so each of my kids can have a special piece of art displayed at all times.
Wouldn’t a set of these would make a great gift for a parent or grandparent?
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Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.