Today, I was suddenly frustrated with all the curling, faded pictures on my fridge. It’s hard to place magnets that will both hold them up and not obstruct smiling faces, and my pictures were always falling down. And it’s just plain a poor way to display pictures: it just doesn’t do them justice. They deserve a frame or something, not just to be shoved behind a magnet. What I did was simple and obvious, but I just needed to sit down for a moment and do it. All I did was trim them down to fit inside of various jar lids, use a little dab of glue to hold each picture in place, and mount a magnet square on the back. This is a great way to make use of various plastic lids that would otherwise be thrown away and extra blank magnets I had stuck all over the fridge. And now instead of using magnets to hold up pictures, I can now use those very pictures to hold up other important stuff!
I have been saving plastic lids off of everything for quite a while now, and I have a hunch I’ll be making loads more magnets, some with photos inside, and other smaller ones maybe just painted or with other things inside.