This morning I was looking at my fridge and I had a brain wave!
It didn’t have to be so messy. The photos stuck up there with crappy old fridge magnets from tradies we’ve probably never even used don’t have to keep falling down. And those crappy fridge magnets can disappear too.
No, I am not talking about chucking it all for a more minimalist approach. My desire to keep things out of landfill – not to mention my desire for easily changeable photos on the fridge – precludes that option.
Instead, I cut up the old magnets and stuck them to the back of the photos. I could have used permanent glue or even a quality double-sided sticky tape guaranteed never to come off.
But I didn’t.
Instead I kept it simple, which also means it will be easy to swap these photos out with others if I want to.
Choose your photo:
This is a pic of my husband and kids posing in Washington DC while we were travelling around the States last year.
Step 2: Choose your magnet & cut it up if necessary. Stick some sticky-tape loops to the front (non-magnetic) side of it:
I chose this old calendar magnet from our local MP, and cut it up. For some other photos though I just stuck one smaller magnet in the middle of the back, or two smaller magnets, one on each side.
Step 3: Stick the magnets to the back of your photo – sticking them into each corner like this makes for less chance of the photo getting caught on a passing garment either getting pulled off or getting tatty on the corners. As I said though, I didn’t do it like this for all of them.
Step 4: Stick ’em on your fridge:
Pretty simple, and I can’t believe I never thought of it before. Or read of it. Maybe it’s so simple no-one bothered to write it up before! And the left over magnets (or half-magnets? I stuck ’em out of sight, on the side. 🙂
Have you done this with your old fridge magnets? or do you just chuck em? Or do you have other idea for re-using old fridge magnets? Please share in the comments!
This post will be shared at Essentially Jess’s fabulously named link up: http://www.essentiallyjess.com/ibot/ That’s if I remember to link up tomorrow morning… And if I don’t, I am sure you will still find lots more goodness over there to keep you busy over a cup of tea.