Is your fridge covered in photos from family and friends like ours? If so you’ve probably noticed that they are looking a little dingy and word from dust and grease. Now you can protect those precious photos and dress up your refrigerator at the same time with this easy DIY sequin magnetic picture frame!
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I love getting photos of friends and family in the mail. Admittedly, most of them come during the holidays but it’s still wonderful, especially if it’s from loved ones who live far away that we don’t see often.
The last time I changed out the photos with the most recent ones, I noticed that the old ones were in poor condition from the myriad of meals we cook. You don’t want to throw out the old photos simply because you’re displaying updated ones. Unfortunately, some of them are in such bad shape you don’t have a choice.
Instead of not displaying the photos or risking ruining them, you can protect them with a DIY sequin magnetic picture frame. It’s super easy to make and budget friendly, especially if you get your frames at the Dollar Tree like I did. One multi-pack of sequins from the Dollar Tree can make 4+ frames putting you pennies over a dollar per frame. You seriously can’t beat that! (Plus, hello, sparkly!)
DIY Sequin Magnetic Picture Frame Materials
First, remove your magnetic picture frame from the packaging.
- Leave the paper picture inside while working. It makes it easier to glue your sequins in an even line.
Next, determine the order you want to attach your sequins. Since all of mine were varying shades of blue and green, I put them in order from most green to most blue.
Then, add a thin section of glue to the bottom of the frame.
Begin attaching a line of sequins along the bottom edge of the frame and working your way up.
Continue until you have 3 rows of one color, adding glue as needed to your frame.
Once you have your first 3 rows of sequins glued, add a small amount of glue on the side edges of your frame being sure to leave the center open for your picture to show through.
- Be careful not to add too much glue to your frame edges. You don’t want it to seep over the edges and seal your frame shut. If you notice some is dripping down, use your finger to wipe it off immediately.
Now, continue adding your sequins in rows of 3, again, being sure to leave the center of the frame open for your picture to show through. This is another reason why leaving the paper insert is important. Use it as a reminder to leave the center of your frame clear.
Once you reach the top half inch or so of your frame, again add a thin layer of glue across the entire top and attach 3 rows of sequins.
Check all of the edges to ensure that no glue has seeped down then set aside to dry.
Now you can easily and frugally protect those precious photos on your fridge with this DIY sequin magnetic picture frame. It is so simple to make and it makes changing out those cherished photos easy. These make wonderful simple gifts too. Add a photo of your own kiddos and give to grandparents for a thoughtful, handmade gift that doesn’t break the bank.
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