August 13, 2012

Magnetic Photo Holder

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 2x4 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 made a whole set of "we love daddy" for father's day and they were a hit.  Here's a sample of how the magnets hold the pictures on:

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!

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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

3 Fabulous Comments:

Super cute idea! Plus, easy to change out the pics! Love it!

What a neat idea! Something different that just a frame and so easily customized!

I couldn't get my Pick Your Plum button to center either... Even after contacting their support. Boo. Oh well, these are so fun!

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