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DIY: Chalkboard Magnet Frames

March 14th, 2011 by     


I don’t know about you, but I love it when couples incorporate anything with chalkboards into their weddings.  So I decided to give it a shot and design my own frame chalkboards.  I originally designed it to be used as favors, but we shall see.  I decided to go with all different sizes of wooden frames just to see how it would turn out.  Luckily, each frame was $1 at Michaels each!  Here are the results…

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Here’s the final product with my magnet felt corgi’s I made a while back.

I just love this picture of my mom’s brothers and sisters WAY back in the day.  This picture frame was 5″X6″.  Only drawback to this one is that there’s not backing.  I ended up taping the picture to the back of it.
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This one was pretty big.  It also has dowels so you can post it up as well.  This picture frame was 6.5′X8.5″.
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This one was my favorite one.  It had a backing to it so you don’t have to tape the picture to the back.  It also has a wooden dowel so you can place it up right.  Plus it’s a perfect size for favors.  This one measures to 4.5″X4.5″

Directions on How to Make Chalkboard Magnet Frames:

Supplies Needed…
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Chalkboard Krylon Spray Paint: $5.00
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Any wooden picture frames.  The dolphin design didn’t even come out.  So you can even have a design and the spray paint should cover it after 2 layers.
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Strip of magnets.

Directions:

1. Spray the frames.  I did 3 layers.  After I sprayed each layer, I waited about 5 minutes in between to let it dry a little bit.  Use news paper to cover underneath the frames.  Then let it dry overnight.
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2. Cut about 1″ of the magnet tape, peel, and stick.

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3. Put your picture in it, hang it, frame, and draw a pretty picture on it!
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Options: You can either post it up like a normal picture frame or put it on your refrigerator!
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Fini!

$$ Cost Breakdown $$

Frames: Each were $1

Krylon Spray Paint: $7.50

Roll of Strip Magnets: $2.00
Chalk: $2 for a pack of 24 @ Joanns
Make sure if you go to Michael’s print a 40% of 50% off coupon!!!  If you don’t know how to do that, just ask me.

3 Responses to “DIY: Chalkboard Magnet Frames”

  1. Magnolia Bud Says:

    Ooh, that is neat! You did a great job!
    How are you incorporating the chalkboards into the wedding? Menus?

  2. Orchid Bud Says:

    So cute! These might also be a good kid’s table project. I was going to get crayons and coloring books to keep our child guests occupied, but painting the frames and then giving them chalk to go to down on, would be a great way to keep them from getting cranky.

  3. Rose Bud Says:

    @ Orchid Bud: What a great idea for the kiddos! Didn’t think of that.

    @Magnolia Bud: I just decided to make it for fun. I was originally thinking the idea would be for wedding favors. I would use the frame with the cute little corgi in it. =) It’s a nice small portable size.