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Fridge frames

I saw this post on Pinterest a while back and when I got the school pictures from my nephews and nieces, decided this was the best way to put them on display on my fridge.

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I didn’t use the exact method Leah, from The Way We Are, showed in her post. I simply got cheap plastic frames and sheets of magnet from the dollar store and put them together. Here’s a simple tutorial if you want to do it at home too.

You will need:
A cheap photo frame
One (or more, if you have a bigger frame) sheet of magnet
Popsicle sticks
A flathead screwdriver and/or a pair of longnose pliers
A hot glue gun
Scissors (not on picture)
A ruler (not on picture)
A pencil (not on picture)

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1) Take out the back of the frame.

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Flip it over. If you have the cheapest kind of frame you can get, like I did, there should be metal grommets attaching the stand to the back of the frame.

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Use the flathead screwdriver or the pliers to raise the “arms” of the grommets and then to push them out of the holes.

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The back of the frame should now be flat.

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2) With the hot glue gun, glue popsicle sticks to the back of the frame. I used five. Just make sure it covers a big part of the back.

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3) Measure the area occupied by the popsicle sticks. For me it was 5 x 4 1/2 inches. Cut the sheet of magnet down to the right size. Peel off the adhesive backing and glue it on the popsicle sticks.

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And there you have it! Just put your picture in the frame and enjoy a nice and clean fridge door!

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