Friday

DIYP- Magnetic Refrigerator Memo Board

I like practical DIY projects that I can use on a regular basis. 

This project was easy to make, affordable and it's really cute, if I do say so myself.

And I completely trust me.

I made it on a girl's weekend awhile ago with some of my favorite people. (Yes, we sat around and did crafts!)

You'll need:

A frame (I chose a square frame, but any shape will do. But choose a good sized one. My frugal frame hint? If you don't like the color of a thrift store frame or the $3 Wal Mart frames, spray paint them. Just remove the backing and glass. I buy as many  .50 cents garage sale frames as I can find!)

A swatch of fabric that is a little bigger than the frame (upholstery or thick material works best)

Glue gun (a.k.a. my best friend)

Magnets (the round ones that are strong)

Step 1:
Remove the glass and frame backing.

Step 2: 
Cut fabric to fit just a little bigger than the frame hole.

Step 3:
Stretch fabric and hot glue the material to the back of the frame:

this is the back of the frame


make sure you stretch the fabric taunt

Step 4:
Attach magnets to the back of the edges of the frame. I used an entire package because my frame is a little heavy.

Papers and pictures adhere easily thru the fabric to the fridge with small bubble magnets.

Project #2

I use my memo board to hold a picture of our Compassion child, a picture of a Russian family who needs our prayers and recently, I added a photo of my new niece who is coming home from Ethiopia. My sister and her hubby leave today, so please pray for them!  (You can follow their journey here).

I found these great paper weights at the Dollar Store. You can slip a picture under the glass. I decided to make mine into personalized magnets!


I just cut out a circle the size of the paperweight and used some stickers I had:


I attached magnets to the back:


Mine say: Pray for The Persecuted Church, Pray for Russia, Pray for Ethiopia!


26 comments:

Amanda said...

I love this idea!!! I'm definitely doing it and making it our prayer board.

Prayers going out to your sister, BIL and new niece ~ and their other kiddos ~ I am so excited for them!!!!!!!!

Teri Lynne said...

I love this!!!

Hayley said...

LOVE IT!! And, how much fun to have a girls night doing crafts...my kind of night!

I will definitely be making one of my own! :)

Melissa Stover said...

i love that. the pray buttons are fabulous!

I Am Boymom said...

What a fabulous idea! I'm not getting the magnets on the back though. What did you use?

Connie Walsh said...

You are so crafty (in the good way -- I promise)

Thanks for the ideas...

Laanykidsmom said...

I love this idea. I feel like this is one I could actually do, because I am so not very crafty. Maybe when the kids go back to school...

Leigh said...

very cool! What a great idea!

Laura said...

very cool!

tinahead81 said...

I am SO doing this! great idea!!

Donna's Days said...

I love this idea!

Mommyto3K's said...

Very cute!! I can't wait to make mine:-)

Sarah said...

Hello! I really like your "pray" magnets. My husband is an area representative for the Voice of the Martyrs. Unfortunately many people don't know about the persecuted, but their number one request is "pray for us". I think it's great that you are being a voice for our persecuted brothers and sisters on this blog! Please keep it up.

Bridget said...

VERY cute! Love that fabric!

Lynn said...

Seriously, how do you manage to get all this extra time in your day for SO MANY DIYP's?

Joy said...

very cute idea.. turned out great.

grannyann said...

What a cute idea. Soon as I find the right frame I think I will try that. Thanks

Christine said...

what a great project!! Thanks for sharing :)

Which $$ store did you find your paper weights? Dollar Tree? Those are awesome & would be great Christmas goodies for the grandparents!

Embellished Bayou said...

What a great spin all the magnetic boards we're seeing out there, love it, thanks for sharing!

classiclyamber said...

Oh my gosh! This is so cute!! =-D

Bobbie said...

I kept thinking... how is this gonna work? NOW!! I see it! I need those step by step instructions and will now go attempt to do this! It is so darn cute! and I love the pray magnets

Louisiana Laura said...

This is sooo cute/cool/easy... I know I missed something, what do the magnets stick to in the back of the frame... I'm so dense.
HOpe Camp is a blast!!

Sarah said...

This is gorgeous! I love the idea! Thanks for sharing the know-how!

The Fiskeaux Family said...

Can you show a pic of the back, where the stabilizing magnets were attached? I'm not picturing it...

dawn said...

love this as a prayer board--wanna do it!!

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