It’s no secret among my friends that I love to craft. Whether it’s yarn, paper, or random craft supplies – I’ve got a stash of it. For framelits, I hated the little envelopes they come in. I couldn’t see them all at once or access the one I wanted easily. So I came up with a plan that would display them and still look good on the wall. Here’s how I made framelit storage that doubles as wall decor.
I have space above my crafting desk in our basement for framelit storage to hang on the wall. But my craft area is in our basement. We’re are slowly changing it around to function better for crafts, videogames, and general lounging. So I wanted my framelit storage to easily transition into wall decor when I wasn’t crafting. Removable magnet sheets for the win!
3 wood plaques, 11″ x 14″ (Michaels, don’t forget a 40% off coupon)
3 pictures, 8″ x 10″ (sign up for Shutterfly emails & get free stuff regularly)
paint (Amazon, I had leftovers of this from another project.)
This list might seem long, but I had a lot of things around the house. I only purchased plaques, super strong magnets, and magnet sheets.
Plaque Prep Work
I painted the plaques black to go with other things hanging in our basement. I needed two coats for good coverage. Everything sat for a few days to dry. To read why I let paint dry so long, check out my post on painting kitchen cabinets. There’s a science lesson on paint drying at the end. Riveting it is not. Useful it is. [Read that in a Yoda voice.]
After I was confident the paint was cured, I flipped plaques to hammer in sawtooth hangers on the back. Then I glued a picture on the front of each plaque.
All The Magnets
At the corner of each picture, I attached a super strong magnet using Gorilla Glue. This provides a spot to hold the magnet sheets (which framelits will stick to). However the magnet sheets aren’t strong enough to stick to the super strong magnets while hanging. I use the small map magnets to hold the magnet sheeting to the super strong magnets. (Using a super strong magnet on top of the magnet sheeting works also, but getting them to release their grip when you want to take the magnet sheet down is a massive pain.)
We used picture hangers to mount the plaques. When pulled framelits off the magnet sheets to use, I noticed the plaques moved on the wall. A Command Strip between the bottom of the plaque and the wall stopped that.
I’ve made a few cards since finishing my framelit storage, and they have made me so happy. Being able to just plunk a framelit off the magnet and back on when I’m done is convenient and efficient.