Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fabric Covered Magnetic Frame

For Christmas, my niece sent me this magnetic frame...
It is covered in fabric and has buttons with magnets on them to hold a photo or recipe...
Of course, as with just about every thing I see, I thought, "I could make that!"
So, I set out on a mission to find all the components to make my own version. I started my search for the metal at an office supply store. I was hoping they might have some kind of metal memo board. What they did have were these metal bookends...
It was great because for about $10 I got metal to make 2 frames. Plus they were already bent at the bottom to be able to stand up.
I cut fabric about an inch larger than the metal...

My bookends were curved at the top, so I clipped the fabric approximately every half inch so it would fold neatly around the curve...
I added Tacky glue around the edges of the bookend and folded the fabric around to the back...

I cut another piece of fabric a little smaller than the bookend. I used pinking sheers to give it a neat appearance...

Using the Tacky glue, I covered the back with the fabric...
I made a bow and glued it on with E6000.
I added a magnet to a button and my frame is complete...

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  1. Oooohh this is brilliant! Thank you for sharing, I'm totally are inspired by your project. I hope mine turn out great like yours :D


  2. This is such a clever idea. I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/show-me-what-you-got-linky-party-9.html

    Mrs. Delightful

  3. wow! You rose to that challenge like a champ! Yours is beautiful! Don't you just love tacky glue? I like that you covered the back of it too! Great job!

  4. Love the fabric choices! Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!

  5. That is such a great idea and would make a perfect Mother's Day gift. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great weekend.

  6. This is such a cute idea. I love it!!

  7. What an awesome idea, this would make such a great recipe card holder!!! Love it!

  8. Love this craft...super handy and cute too! I shared it on my FB page today. Thanks for sharing at the Rock N Share!

  9. What a great idea! And yours can do double duty. Thanks so much for sharing at The Mother Lode linky party over at I Gotta Create!
    <3 Christina

  10. Love this project!!!!
    I currently have a Craft, Create and Inspire linky party going on...
    I would love you to link up this project :)
    Claire x

  11. Now that is cute--would be perfect for recipes. Thanks for linking up!

  12. So cute! I could even handle that one.... ;0)

  13. Really a great idea - and two for the price of one set of bookends? Wonderful! And I loved Becky's two cents' worth - for holdng recipes in the kitchen! Thanks for linking up!

  14. That would be really cute for a teacher, to keep on their desk. Or anybody with a cubicle to snaz up!


  15. What a cute idea! I could totally use this in my kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration! If you have some time I'd love it if you'd stop by my blog and check out the giveaway I'm having for a Ramsign Home sign!

  16. Great idea! It turned out so pretty. I love the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing with us at Link It UP Thursday.

  17. LOVE this idea. I have a few magnetic book ends that I was just about to get rid of... Don't think I'll do that now! :)

  18. What a wonderful idea, and no sewing required, which is perfect for me!

  19. What a great idea! It looks so simple, too!

  20. So cute! I love the fabric you chose. I'd love for you to share this at my link party {It runs Tues-Sat}. http://adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com/2012/04/terrific-tuesday-11.html

  21. A magnetic "frame" = brilliant. Easy to change out photos or art, that is so clever:)


  22. Thank you so much for linking up last week! My new linky is live and I hope you'll link up again! :)

  23. What a great project! I have some of those ugly metal bookends and didn't even think of altering them...I'm so glad you shared this!

  24. now, with this tutorial I will no longer have any excuse for those plain book holders sitting in my room! ^^)

  25. How smart is this? Love it. The fabric is so pretty, too! I'm featuring you at tomorrow's Mop It Up Monday {coming out later tonight}! Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!


  26. What a fun idea - with so many options! Clever and so pretty! I love it! :)


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