Magnetic picture frames, part deux

Since my last magnetic picture frame post I have been perfecting the art of making them.  Not only have I come up with some cute new ideas, I also found some hardware that is perfect for making a desktop/standing frame as opposed to just a hanging frame.

Here is one of my recent favorites:

I also owe an answer to an important question.  Some of you have asked what the metal piece is called so you can find it at your local hardware store.  I got my metal pieces at Home Depot in the lumber section.  They are Simpson Strong tie connectors and the part number is TP57.

I don’t have photos of a desktop frame yet, but when I do I will be sure to post them along with the  name and number of the part that holds it up.



5 responses to “Magnetic picture frames, part deux

  1. So cute!
    What type of marbles are you using for the magnets? Are they they kind that you use to fill a vase with (those are all I can find)? Also, what strength magnet are you using?

  2. Hello, I have another question for you. I got the exact strong tie piece from Home Depot, but how are you placing 2 pictures on this since it is only about a 5×7 inch piece of metal? These are so very cute and what great gifts they will make for the holidays. Any word on your desk frame ideas? Thanks so much for all of the help!

  3. Hi Dawn. The photos on the frame with 2 photos are wallet-sized. This particular frame can only hold one 5 x 7 photo.

    I will get to the desk frame photo post soon — promise!

  4. Thanks so much! I love this idea and want to make sure I follow the instructions. Thanks for figuring this out!

  5. Hey there,

    I know you posted this forever ago, but I just stumbled upon it. What do you use to adhere the paper to the metal? I would love to know what works rather than go with the trial and error method!

    Thanks so much!

    Shana in MN

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