Craft Sabbatical: Fridge Magnet Makeover

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I’d say I have a pretty average kitchen refrigerator. White. Scattered with a few pictures, cards, old coupons, but mostly quite sparse.

The way I see it, it’s empty art space dieing to be used. A blank canvas. I decided to overhaul the wasted space on the front of my fridge. Though I can’t take credit for this use of the fridge magnet, I am excited to share the use of space.

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However, this was a project better done with multiple hands and multiple creative minds.

Fast forward to brunch the following morning. Over our Saturday morning cocktails and coffee of mixed male and female company, I say “Guys! Let’s make magnets tonight!”

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I went through three years of great memories and printed the pictures that don’t normally get viewed. I also printed a handful of my favorite Instagram snapshots. I fit about 6 to 12 pictures on 8.5×11 sheets of photo paper and printed them out at home.

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I trimmed them, leaving the white border. I think it helps separate the massive collage and make all the tiny photos look like Polaroid moments in time.

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We made the magnets from flowers, stamps, crayons, colored pencils, paper and fabric. We used my button press to press them into magnets.

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I then cleared my old fridge and began the puzzle.

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I now have a great piece of art that is covered with the people I love. It’s always growing and always changing. I also learned… I need to take MORE pictures!