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DIY Magnetic Picture Frame

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School has started for us again. That means school supplies, new school clothes, and back to our normal routine. For anyone with young kids, that also means a new drawing, painting, or other masterpiece every day. What do you do when every square inch of real estate on your fridge is already covered with your tiny Picasso’s latest and greatest? That’s where these DIY Magnetic Picture Frames come in handy.
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Painting/staining is the first step in the process. Paint both sides and all edges for these frames so you won’t see unfinished wood peeking out. I used a gray wood stain by Minwax.
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Then I did a coat of white wash using equal parts white paint and water.
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Use the hot glue gun to glue 2 magnets to each shim. Shims are thicker on one side, so alternate the thick side when gluing the magnets. When matched, the thicker side doesn’t end up on the same side for both the front and back shims.
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Cut the twine to the length of your preference and tie it to each side of one shim. This will be how you hang your new frame. I wrapped the twine around multiple times because I liked the look. For extra security I put a small dot of hot glue on the knot just to make sure it doesn’t come loose.
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Match the pairs of shims together and you are ready to insert your picture and hang. Switching out pictures in these frames is a snap, making them great for holding your child’s artwork, family photos, or posters.
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Got a question about this project?

  • William
    William Burbank, IL
    on Aug 13, 2016

    Very cute! Good idea! Great share!

  • Debbie Williams
    Debbie Williams Plymouth, CT
    on Aug 14, 2016

    great idea and i bet the kids love seeing their art hung up for everyone to see

    • Amie
      Amie Greenwood, IN
      on Aug 15, 2016

      They definitely do :)

  • Joan
    Joan Spring Hill, TN
    on Aug 14, 2016

    So sweet!

  • Susan Axsom Curtis
    Susan Axsom Curtis Lawrence, KS
    on Aug 14, 2016

    Makes me want to "steal" the art works from the great nieces and nephew for my walls.

  • Kathy Meador Wells
    Kathy Meador Wells Harker Heights, TX
    on Aug 14, 2016

    So cute!

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