Ocean Themed Magnetic Picture Frames

Hey friends! It’s Amanda from Twiddler’s Nook today with NOT a card project! Haha! Instead, today I’m making magnetic picture frames with an ocean theme to go with the photos that I want to put in them.

I made some like this around Christmas time years ago and they were so fun! Everyone seemed to enjoy them so I thought it would be great to bring them back and share how I made them.

These are kind of a two-for-one project because you get the frame portion but I always decorate the part that comes out of the middle too. Let’s get started!

I gathered some basic supplies, starting with the photos that I wanted to frame so I could choose images/colors accordingly. I chose the Trinity Stamps winter hues slimline paper pad for my paper and you can find the magnet sheets for less than $2 at Walmart. You may even be able to get something that would work at the dollar store. This isn’t a costly project at all. Moving on…

You need the stitched rectangle and smaller square dies from the Trinity Stamps Slimline Frame and Fold die set and whatever images you want to use to decorate. I chose Turtley Awesome and Ocean Reef Builder stamp sets.

I inked them up and colored them with my copic markers. Then I used the coordinating dies for each set to cut them out and set them aside. Now for the magnet portion of the project.

I trimmed the magnetic sheet down to 4 inches wide, removed the backing paper and smoothed down a piece of striped paper from the winter hues paper pad. Then I die cut 2 of the stitched rectangles from it, positioned the square die and ran them through again. I prefer to do this in two steps because you can get funny warping on the thinner sides if you do them at the same time.

Now it’s time to decorate all of our pieces! I just used liquid glue to adhere the images wherever they touched the frames. Nothing special needed.

When I was finished, I trimmed down my photos and adhered them to the back of the magnet with a little washi tape. It’s not totally necessary but ensures they stay where I want them. Then I went over the images with some unicorn Stickles and glossy accents in various places.

And here are the rectangles that were cut out when I created the frames. I used the Slimline Great Outdoor Border dies to cut a little kraft cardstock and create a sandy ocean bottom for my mini scenes. I use these to hold photos that are too big to fit in the frames. They also have glossy accents and unicorn Stickles for added shine and sparkle.

Products used on today’s project:
Slimline Frame and Fold dies
Turtley Awesome stamps and dies
Ocean Reef Builder stamps and dies
Slimline Great Outdoor Borders
Slimline Paper Pad – winter hues
Stickles – unicorn
Glossy accents
Copic markers
Magnetic sheets

I appreciate you sharing your time with me. Have a fabulous day!

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One thought on “Ocean Themed Magnetic Picture Frames

  1. These would be great for my adult daughter who lives alone with her dog. She loves the beach and takes him all the time!

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