Saturday, May 14, 2011

Fridge Frame

Hello friends!  I'm sorry for the silence here.  For those of you who don't know, I am a Teacher.  I have been caught up in the craziness that is the end of the school year.  But, I did find some time to make a frame to make my daughter's artwork even more special.

Please excuse the crookedness.  

I started with a plain old wooden frame.  The glass had broken, so I decided to give it a new purpose.  First I painted it pink with acrylic paint.  I hung it outside on my garden crook, so it would dry faster.  (Just incase your wondering why it is hanging in the garden).  If you look closely, you will see that I added just a touch of iridescent glitter.  Because, I am a firm believer that everything is better with glitter.

While the paint was drying, I gathered my buttons and magnet roll.  I have to admit, that once it was done, the magnet roll was NOT strong enough to hold the frame and it kept sliding down.  So, I went to the craft store and got stronger magnets.  They worked like a champ.

Once the paint was dry, I hot glued some buttons around the frame.  

Here is the picture of my first attempt with the magnet roll.

I'm so sorry, I didn't take a pic after I changed the magnets.   But, I got stronger round magnets.  I hot glued 8 of them on.  One on each corner and then one in the middle of each side.

Now my daughter's artwork will be displayed in style.  She was so happy!


  1. I think this is adorable! You could even make lots of different size frames and cover the whole fridge with artwork! Love the buttons!

  2. love this idea!
    This Tuesday I am hosting my weekly linky party called “20 minute Tuesdays”. It’s for projects that cost less than $10 and take 20-30 minutes (ish). Waiting for paint to dry doesn't count ;) This project would be perfect! Would you consider linking up on Tuesday?
    PS: I have 30 spots left to receive a free button pony tailer! Check out the details here:

  3. What a great idea. Your daughter will feel so special when you put her artwork in the frame.

    aka (I have a pretty giveaway)

  4. fabulous idea!! thanks for partying with whipperberry!

  5. That is really cute! I love the creative idea of displaying my kids artwork. Thanks! Found your blog from Me Making Do.

    Amy @

  6. Great project! Thanks for linking up to my party, I'll feature your frame next weekend. Come back again and show more great projects!

  7. Beautiful frame - and you're right - everything should be glittered!!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. very cute:) great idea...simple and ADORABLE

  9. Hi Krysti~

    I love this simply cute idea, how fun!! Thanks bunches for linking this to my K.I.S.S. blog bash last Sunday. I am looking forward to seeing what you share at tommorrow's bash. :)


    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  10. Very cute idea!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this @ {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again tomorrow! :)
    xoxo from Germany,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

  11. This is so great! Thanks for sharing at Make Something Monday!!

    ~ Sarah

  12. No better way to show your daughter that you value her work, than to make a lovely frame to display it in. Love it.

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