Thursday, June 23, 2011

{DIY} Magnetic Photo Collage

I love photo collages, but in all honesty, I'm too lazy to update them! The thought of taking down the frame, removing the back, removing the pictures, etc etc etc...well it just never gets done. So despite my love of taking pictures, I don't have any collages hanging around.

Recently I made a fabric magnetic board and it was so easy, that as soon as I finished it, I knew I was going to make more. I decided that it would also make a perfect way to display a photo collage. I can change the pictures with little effort which is right up my alley!

To make your own cute magnetic photo collage you will need:

-large magnetic board (I used an old calendar/dry erase board I had)
-fabric (mine used just about 3/4 yard)
-hot glue (but of course)
-ribbon & embellishments of your choosing
-buttons for magnets
-magnet backs 
-hook for hanging
-fun pictures to display

I started with a dry erase magnetic calendar I was no longer using. 

Then I cut my fabric so that there was enough material around the edges to allow me to glue it down. I would say about 4 inches or so.

I hot glued the fabric around the board.

If your fabric is light colored (like mine), keep in mind that your board may show through. This turned out to be the case with mine, but I didn't realize it until after I had glued it down and didn't feel like redoing it (yes...I like crafting the l-a-z-y way). I figure the pictures will cover it up, but if I were to do it over, I would have simply doubled up the fabric or painted over the darker parts of the board. 

Next up...decorating! I used some ribbon and chipboard letters to spell out "sisters" & "family". I glued everything in place (despite the letters claim to be "adhesive").  I had some cute flower buttons and glued those on for additional decoration...I really love buttons! On a side note: can you tell all the following pictures were taken outside??? What a difference...I should just do all my work in the yard!

Of course I needed magnets, so I glued on some magnetic backs to a few of the larger flower buttons.

I hot glued a picture hook onto the back and added a few cute pictures.

It is such a super easy project that can be tailored and personalized with unlimited possibilities! Betcha can't make just one ;)

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  1. So cute, I love buttons!

    I am just reminding everyone about tonights link party that runs Friday evening through Mondays!
    I also have an ongoing give away link party now too.
    Hope to see you soon.
    come strut your stuff

  2. I love this! I would love it if you would link up to by Tuesday Confessional link party going on now:
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  3. @Minide...thanks so much! It looks like I'm a little late for the linky party, but I will definitely link up for next week!

    @Macy...thanks for the invite! I will be linking up :)

  4. Thank you so much for linking up to Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured, so grab yourself a button and get your brag on!


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