DIY Magnet Photo Frames

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Happy Valentine’s Day!  My extra special Valentine today is my amazing Grandmother.   She is strong, classy, and elegant as you will see from these photos of her.  She has always been a style role model of mine. Why don’t you make a refrigerator frame for your special Valentine?  Grab your supplies and let’s get crafting! 🙂


Frames (new or old)
Scissors/craft knife, if needed
Spray paint
Drop cloth
Hot glue/gun

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I got these small plastic frames from the bargain bins at Michaels. They’re perfect!

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You will need to remove all the backing from the frame.  You may need to cut it off with scissors.

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Peel off cardboard from the back.

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Remove the plastic too.

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If you want, you can use a craft knife to remove the backing.

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It can be difficult to remove all of the backing from the frames,  just do the best that you can.

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For a frame like this, simply remove the backing and glass and discard.  I got this metal frame from Savers.

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You can choose whatever color of spray paint that you want.  I went with this sunrise red for Valentine’s Day.  I recommend getting glossy paint for a nice shine.

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Place your frames face up on a drop cloth and spray them with paint following the directions on the can.  There are lots of groves on the frames so make sure you spray from several directions.

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Add a second coat of paint if desired.  Read the side of your can for coating times and instructions.

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Let frames dry completely before touching.

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Turn your frames over and place magnets where you would like them to go.

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Add hot glue to magnets and press in place.

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For my re-done vintage frame I only used glue on half of the magnet.

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These frames are perfect for Christmas photos!  Just cut off the writing from the side and they’re ready to go!

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There is no need to glue photos to frame, simply place photo under the magnet and it will stay in place!

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Grandma!!! xoxo


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