Monday, February 13, 2012

Fun with Magnetic Photo Frames

I had a couple of these magnetic photo frames in my kitchen drawer.  I don't remember why I bought them, but I decided to try a couple of crafts with them.  I'm going to show you one of them today and a different version another day.  I started with this picture of my grandson Jacob....makes you long for summer doesn't it?
(Jake had outgrown his baby pool and it was a hot day.  I filled up a cattle feed tub with water and he had a blast!  He's so easy to please!)

Rather than just stick the picture in the frame, I wanted to "cute it up" a little.  So I selected some papers, ribbons, and beads that matched the photo.
I used double stick tape (love that stuff!) to cover a piece of manila folder (hate to waste good card stock on something I'm covering up) with tissue paper. I love tissue paper and can never throw it away.  It comes in so many beautiful colors!  Then I used the tape again to fasten some blue card stock to the tissue paper background.  I used yet another piece to put the photo on top of both of those.  Then, I slid it into the frame and used some tacky glue to affix the little dragonfly on to the outside front of the frame.  (The dragonfly was a leftover iron-on piece from a long time ago...couldn't toss it!)  I used the same tacky glue to put the beaded ribbon on the back.  And this is what I ended up with:
Isn't it fun?!  It lives on my fridge now.  I love the way the dragonfly gives it dimension because it's fastened to the outside of the frame. 

The Thrifty Groove


  1. Fantastic! I do love the dragonfly! Thanks for linking up!!

  2. It looks great!! Good job! And thanks for the really sweet comments.

  3. Love your embellishments -- beautiful colours. I'm following through Linky now.

  4. Aww, this is just too cute! Thank you for joining TTF and have a wonderful week!

  5. This turned out sooo cute! Thanks for joining us on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back next Saturday. We would love to have you share more wonderful ideas! -The Sisters