Magnetic Picture Frame / Refrigerator Magnet Display Boards

We both love traveling and exploring new places. Hubby loves to collect the fridge magnets as souvenirs from every place we visit. It was fine while we were in rental apartment. Once we moved to this home, we couldn't put these on the stainless steel refrigerator. Couple of ceramic ones broke when slipped from the fridge, so I packed them nicely in a box and put them away. He was sad that his collection was biting the dust in the box. I surprised him with this quick and easy project.
All that you need for this project is Galvanized Metal Sheet (I got 12" by 18" sheet from Lowes), Fabric, Picture frame and duct tape. One good idea is to carry the magnet with you while shopping for the galvanized metal sheet. I picked up the frames (without glass and back cover) from Michael's with 40% off coupon.
Please be careful while handling the metal sheet, edges are pretty sharp. I covered the edges with the duct tape to save my fingers.
Wrap the fabric on the metal sheet, just like gift wrapping. I secured the fabric ends to the metal sheet using duct tape.
I selected a neutral color fabric as the magnets are colorful.
I was planning to hang these without the frame (you can see the two holes I drilled for looping the ribbon on the right side). After placing the magnets, realized it was heavy, so, used the frame. Since I was using no back cover and no glass frame, after placing the metal sheet there was a gap at the back. Foam-core board (lying around after some school project) was cut to size and used to fill in the gap. Yes, you guessed it right ;) , I secured with duct tape.
Attached picture frame hanging wire at the back
Now I have space for all our magnets. Time for us to take some time off to collect more of these

Bharati S
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