Have you seen these Magnetic Photo Holders – – it’s kind of like a picture frame, but not really. It’s a piece of sheet metal, and then you put pictures on it by using magnets.
I have made a couple of sets of these to sell in a local boutique and realized that I never did a post about them. And of course I’ve already made them – but I’ll try and tell you how….
I bought my sheet metal from Pick Your Plum – so maybe keep your eye out to see if they run that deal again – I have a handy button on my sidebar that shows the deal of the day…. (I don’t know why I can’t get it to center….)
Anyways, then I got a 2×4 and had Trevor cut it for me, into chunks that were about the size of the sheet metal. Then I needed him to cut a slit into the boards. He got fancy and angled the blade on his table saw so that the cut looks like this – that way the sheet metal leans back just a little – it’s perfect:
I was going to stain the boards, but when I looked outside it was raining, and it was spray stain so I needed to be outside – so I just went au-naturale. Then I use vinyl to label them – – my favorite might be the chalkboard vinyl – you could even hand-cut that instead of using a cutting machine. Anyways, other ideas are: friends, best buds, grandkids, photos, etc.
I think that these would be perfect for a photo display on a desk at work. Anyways, they weren’t hard to make – go try it!