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« on: September 27, 2006 11:52:50 AM »

I've recently redone my room... Even though I still have to find someone to put up crownmolding, find a way to hang up my clothes on something that fit into the "scheme" of my room, and repaint my dresser.

BUT, anyway. I love taking pictures, mostly of my friends. I'm an avid photobucket user with 242 pictures in my main album, and 364 pictures in my cell phone picture album... I told you I love taking pictures.

As the title says, I'm looking for a way to display photographs in my room. I would constantly be changing the photos out for new ones so I don't really want to frame, unframe, frame, etc... and I'd rather not pin them to the wall or a corkboard, so I was think something with magnets. Any Ideas?

Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

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« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2006 06:37:07 PM »

More than a year ago I gave my mother a magnetic photo frame.  Basically, it's just a large piece of the very thin magnetised stuff used on fridge magnets, with a hole cut for the photo.  They can be purchased in various colours and sizes (here in Oz anyway) and it's dead easy to change photos.  Mum has it attached to her fridge but you could easily use several (lots?) of them on a magnetic whiteboard on your wall.

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« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2006 09:10:52 PM »

have you thought about sticky tac?

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2006 09:44:15 PM »

ok. so, i saw this on a hgtv show, and would do it myself if i could nail holed in my apartments walls- buy some clipbards, a decent number, like 9, 12, or even get crazy with 16. the cheap brown kind would probably be best. then, depending on your color scheme, you could paint them or leave them as is. hang them on the wall in a grid pattern, so they take up the same amount of space as a decent size piece of art. then, just clip 8by10s on to them, rotating the pictures easily just be unclipping. if you dont want to shell out the big bucks for photopaper 8by10s, i would reccomend either printing them yourself, or taking cds into an office supply store and having color copies made onto cardstock. this costs approximately 1.50, and is generally pretty high quality, depending on the size of your picture file. anyway, good luck!

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« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2006 04:10:34 AM »

More than a year ago I gave my mother a magnetic photo frame.  Basically, it's just a large piece of the very thin magnetised stuff used on fridge magnets, with a hole cut for the photo.  They can be purchased in various colours and sizes (here in Oz anyway) and it's dead easy to change photos.  Mum has it attached to her fridge but you could easily use several (lots?) of them on a magnetic whiteboard on your wall.

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I've seen those! I've also seen "photo corners" that follow the same principle - they're shaped like standard 'photo corners' (the fat L/triangle shape) but are much larger - usually an inch long on the 'square' sides or more. They have the advantage of being adjustable to the size of the photo. If you can find blank magnetic sheets (I've found them in dollar store craft sections around here, but ymmv) then you can cut your own - even the 'small' sheets I've found would probably yield about 6 or more sets of the corners. (Or you could combine the ideas - make a 'solid' frame, then cut up the 'scrap' from the center into corners. a solid frame gives you a LOT more flexibility for decoration)

Another possibility is to make a fabric-covered memo board. There's a picture and instructions for what I'm talking about here. While I'm not crazed for the look of the example, the basic principle definitely covers your "quick and easy" change out requirement. The ribbon strips are what you use for holding notes, pictures, etc. - you just slip the corners under a couple of the ribbons and they stay there til you take them down again, without picking up holes like they would with the corkboards you're trying to avoid. You can make the board any size you want, really, so long as you have room enough and a backing board to support it.

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2007 01:00:06 PM »

Have you seen the Photojojo website?
They have lots of great ideas for displaying photos, including a magnet/wire set-up that's great!
I've found lots really clever bits and bobs there....lots of funny stuff too.


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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2007 10:37:55 PM »

Want a cheap way?
Go to your local scrap metal yard, pick up a chuck of metal,  Use some fancy electical tape on the edges and some spray paint to make it a cool color.   then you can take some cute stones and make magintes.

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2007 12:49:02 AM »

you could.. buy or make one of those little stands that clip the photos. i used to hate usign those becxause they'd give my photos a little bite dent but i found if you clip foam with the photos that desnt happen. I'm not sure where you can buy them, but a friend made mine. So yeah.. i just hold my photos in a little album now though! hahaha good luck!

« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2007 06:15:16 PM »

don't know what you "theme" is but https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=77989.0   Yardstick shelf is quick and easy- I have photos on mine.
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« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2007 12:59:44 PM »

you could see if you could get two big clear vinyl shower curtains, cut them to the size you want,  and then cut one of them into strips the height of your photos, then sew (or i suppose you could use some sort of glue) the strips onto the whole one so that it's essentially a big clear sheet of pockets, then hang it up somewhere and put your photos in the pockets.

have you thought about sticky tac?
sticky tac (or blue tac) can leave a residue on walls and pictures. which is no fun, especially if it's blue.

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