Picture Frame Fridge Magnet

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Introduction: Picture Frame Fridge Magnet

I was gonna post this for the "Fridge Magnet Challenge" but I didn't have the time... but now I do, and it's still good idea :-)

This is a simple instructable of how to make a frame with magnets on the back to hold your pictures in an interesting way.

first picture - after
second picture - before

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials:
A piece of cardboard
A piece of paper
Glue
2 magnets

Tools:
Scissors
Glue gun
Google images (or something similar)
MS word (or something similar)

Step 2: Find a Picture of a Frame and Print It

1. Find a picture of a frame on the internet. I used http://images.google.com/ with "antique frame" as search words.

2. Resize the image of the frame so the hole in the frame is slightly smaller the the picture you want to put on your fridge. One way to do this is to copy the picture of the frame to word then draw a rectangle the size of the picture you want to hang and make sure it covers the hole in the frame. then delete the rectangle.

3. Print the frame.

Step 3: Making the Frame

4. Paste the frame on the piece of cardboard (see first image below).

5. Cut the frame.

6. Attach a couple of magnets on the back of the frame with glue gun (see second image below).

7. Put on fridge.

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    The fridge is the best place to display your favorite photos. The Fridgemags at www.fridgemag.com protects the photos, stays in place and allows a lot of creativity. Enjoy!

    This is cute! Just to throw another option out there: Instead of the cardboard and pasting part, you can buy 8x10 sheets of magnet with paper on one side that you print on, (right next to the photo paper) but then again they cost money and they're not very strong magnets, but they do the job.

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    Oh, I was going to say, when I make this, I'm going to laminate the frame to protect it from kitchen splashes, dirt and cleaning products.

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    Thank you for your comment :-) That's a really good idea! I just used whatever I had laying around... One of the things I would change is the thickness of the cardboard and magnets, because it came out too thick, and there's a wide gap between the frame and the picture. good luck!