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« on: December 08, 2005 04:19:43 PM »

Here's what I started with:

    snap-on gutter cover             plant dish                 chrome spray paint                   magnets

The snap-on gutter cover was first spray painted with the chrome spray paint.  Then I cut the sides of it so they were even.  I cut circles out of it and used a hot glue gun on the edges of the plant dishes.  The edges of the plant dishes were glued to the backside of the circles so the bottoms popped out.  Then magnets were glued on the back of the snap-on gutter cover.

Here's what I ended with:


This is fun because you can not only use it as a large frame for multiple pictures, but also store things in it whether it is toys for your cat, buttons you have made, spools of thread, monkeys in a barrel, whatever!
I decided that it would be a better idea to magnetize rather than hang on the wall because we don't have that much wall space, and it doesn't necessarily have to be on your fridge.  The magnets are terribly strong, though, and pinched one of my fingers as they snapped together.  The structure will NOT fall off the fridge!


This project was inspired by the Bubbles Wall Frame that used to be available at Urban Outfitters, but sold out over a year ago.
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« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2005 04:55:53 PM »

Wow! that's really awesome!  I have to do that sometime...argh! so many awesome things I feel compelled to make.  I don't have the time or the money, but this is so neat.  But...how do you get the stuff out if you want to?  Is it just impossible?
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« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2005 06:23:59 PM »

It's not impossible.  It's just kinda hard.  You can either pull it up from the bottom or down from the top to the spot you need to get at or bunch it up in the middle.  So, yeah, it's kinda hard to keep things from falling out when you take it off the fridge.
It also wasn't that expensive.  Under $10!  I totally lost the tags that I had for the stuff, but the magnets and snap-on gutter thingy were around $2.  The Krylon was around $3 or $4 and the plant dishes were...  50 cents?  20 cents?  Something incredibly cheap.  Maybe even 10 cents.  For six it was under $2.
I think spray painting is the most difficult part.  I had to do it outside.  Luckily it was early enough in the season that it wasn't cold and snowy out.
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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2005 10:29:45 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2005 11:37:50 AM »

That has got to be the best refrigerator idea ever. I bet you could sell those. If you do, let me know, because I would probably buy one.
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« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2005 12:20:58 PM »

Ha!  I just finished off a single serving of Mott's apple sauce.  The plastic cup it was in could also be used in this project.  I'm keeping them for any other brainstorms I might have.
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2005 01:06:34 AM »

It would fall off my fridge...mine is aluminum...but I would love this on a wall!
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