June 15, 2013

Magnetic Dry Erase Picture Frame

I have been wanting to make this for awhile but I did not want to spend too much money on it. Other people have done it, but I was disappointed to find out the metal sheets cost so much. Sooo I came up with a better alternative... Much like my magnetic file folder games... Use metal paper clips!!! I should have ironed my fabric, but I can always go back and do it!

My plan is to have 3 large frames... One for each child, and add a few nice pictures from each year of their life, so we can actually look at them, and add more easily! I am so bad at adding photos to frames... We have lived in our house for over a year with most frames still empty...yes I am that bad!

This idea also works for a memo board and can be used as a dry erase board!
I suggest spending more to buy the small magnets that are super strong... They work amazing!

Depending on what you plan to do... Add lots and lots of paper clips! I only added as many as I did because I really wanted to see if it would work! And it did!

All I need to do now is order the pictures!

Update: make sure the backing is pushed tightly against the glass, otherwise the middle magnets won't work as well. Maybe add double sided clear tape to the middle, or add something to the back that will push it towards the glass.

Good news is that it is so easy to change out the fabric or add more paper clips. MUCH cheaper than sheet metal!!

Let me know if it worked for you too!