One of my very creative friends/neighbors Janet showed me this darling idea about a week ago and I was obsessed with wanting to duplicate it. They are magnet boards made from 12x12 picture frames (with glass), cute 12x12 scrapbook paper and glass bead magnets. This first example is the one Janet created (cute picture is her baby Davis). The projects that were inspired from this one are listed below. I hope you like them as much as I do.DIRECTIONS: These are super easy.... you start with a 12x12 frame, 12x12 sheet of metal**, 12x12 sheet of paper. Open up back of frame, place down paper on glass, sheet metal on top of paper and place back of frame back. You're done!
Elegant Magnet Frame
I had some old 12x12 frames in my storage room, this one was original brown and I painted it black. I was looking for a more elegant look and found this paper with scalloped edge, so I put a piece of black cardstock behind it. Since my house has a lot of black and red in it, I figured the magnets should be red.
Making the glass magnets is easy, but check out one of my other blog posts to read what materials are needed and basic explanation of how to make these...click here.
Abbey Road Birdie Frame
I found an acrylic 12x12 frame in my stash that you hang by threading ribbon along the top edge. I love this frame because it would be super easy to swap out the "themed" paper and change up the magnets for each season (say winter, spring, fall and summer). I loved this new Abbey Road paper line by My Minds Eye too!
Flower White Magnet Frame
Yes, this is another frame I found in my stash. My only issue with the larger width frames are they are meant to be hung on the wall, where Janet's cute thinner frame actually has an eisle on the back so you can put it on a shelf or desk. Both are cute, but you have to sort of plan where you want your frame.
**Sheet Metal Tip: Now my local craft store (Ben Franklin) carries sheet metal cut to 12x12, 8x10 and 4x6. However, we've also learned from many craft groups that you can have most heating/cooling places cute sheets of metal down for you for a lot cheaper. If you plan on making more then one of these, I'd check there first. Another tip, I while back I found some 12x12 "decorative" signs at Dollar Tree. They had awful graphics on them, but because they were meant to hang outside they were metal....best part, they were $1.00 each. I've used these on a few of my samples and they work just as well as the $3.99 sheets of metal I purchased at the craft store. So check your local dollar stores too.