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Around Thanksgiving I made this cute poster print on Mixbook of my babies wearing sunglasses and being insanely happy about it. It was so easy to make the poster and it turned out so cute. I also loved their selection of backgrounds and layouts. It was really easy to use their upload tool and making the poster took me no time at all. I was really pleased with the quality when it came in the mail as well. Especially considering both photos were taken with cell phone cameras.
What I wasn't sure of was how to display the poster in my home! That's when I had the idea to make a magnetic poster frame. I have always loved the minimalist look of these simple wooden frames but the price tag on the bigger frames was enough to turn me away. When I saw these paint stirrers for 5 gallon buckets for less than $2 how to make one struck me like lightening. Watch the video below to see how I did it.
I love how customizable these frames are. You can use them to hold a variety of size of prints and posters. And you can paint them, use a wood burner on them, or decorate with Washi tape.
And they're the perfect thing to display my Mixbook poster prints. I can't wait to order more and change them out, because it's so easy to change the picture displayed in these frames!
Some tips for making these:
With Mother's Day (and Father's Day after that) coming up this could be an easy and thoughtful gift to give to your mother or grandmother! Especially if you include a photo print, of their favorite people.
That will be especially easy right now because Mixbook is offeringup to 50% off orders until May 1st. That's tomorrow so get your orders in soon! Also if you are a new customer you can get 45% off with the code AFNEW19. Two incredible deals! If you aren't a new customer there's another code for Mother's Day that works until May 7th. MOMDAY19A will get you 45% off $139 or 40% off Sitewide
Let us know how yours turns out!
5/1/2019 08:47:38 pm
Cute idea! I like the how to vid!
5/3/2019 11:49:34 pm
Thanks so much for linking up at the #BloggingGrandmothersLinkParty 37! Shared x 3 ♥
5/6/2019 01:40:13 pm
An innovative way to display photos. :-)
5/8/2019 12:26:23 pm
This is an adorable project and perfect for a grandmother who wants to show off her love bugs. TFS
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Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!