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Magnetic Polaroid Frame

Author: Nicole H  Date Posted:13 April 2023 

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Do you have a collection of polaroid photos that you want to display in a unique and creative way? Look no further than your old fridge calendar magnets and some adhesive vinyl. With the help of a cutting machine, you can easily create your own Magnetic Polaroid Frames that will allow you to showcase your treasured memories on your fridge.

Not only will this DIY project add a personal touch to your home decor, but it also provides a fun and functional way to keep your polaroids organized and easily accessible. So take a trip down memory lane and turn those old fridge magnets into something special with this easy and crafty project. Get ready to enjoy your favorite moments every time you open your fridge!.

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Free design file:

This includes:
  • 1 x Frame (.svg) suitable for Fuji Film Instax Mini Film Polaroids
    Film size: 54mm (W) x 86mm (H)
    Picture size: 46mm (W) x 62mm (H)

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Choosing your medium:

We have created this project using old fridge calendar magnets however, you can also use A4 magnet sheets or rolls that are available from your local office supplies or craft store.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Magnet is quite a thick material and due to its dense properties is likely to make your blade blunt. We suggest using an older blade when cutting magnet media.
Magnet Polaroid Frame Artwork

Polaroid Film Frame

What you will need:


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Step overview:

Magnetic Polaroid Frame

Detailed instructions:

  1. Download the .svg file and save these onto a USB to plug it directly into your cutting machine.
  2. Attempt to remove any old stickers on the calendar fridge magnet, sometimes this will likely leave a paper texture which will be easier for the vinyl to adhere too.Peel off old sticker
  3. Cut a piece of adhesive vinyl to the rough size of the magnet.Cover in vinyl
  4. Now we need to apply the adhesive vinyl over the calendar fridge magnet. To do this start by peeling back the backing sheet by about an inch or 5cm. Place the magnet face down on the vinyl as close to the edge as possible.Cover in vinyl
  5. Flip over the magnet with the 5cm of vinyl attached and continue to pull the rest of vinyl backing over the magnet. At the same time use your fingers or a scraper to push the vinyl onto the magnet as this will help reduce any bubbles.Smooth out vinyl
  6. Trim any excess vinyl that is overlapping the magnet.Trim excess
  7. Place the magnet on your machine mat. Use masking tape to hold the magnet in place firmly if needed.Magnet on mat
  8. Adjust your machine settings to be suitable for cutting the thicker medium. (The SDX range of Brother ScanNCut will do this automatically if you have enabled this setting). Note that some machines will go over the design multiple times to cut through the magnet.
  9. Load the mat into your machine.
  10. Load the .svg (If you have a Brother ScanNCut, do a quick scan of your mat to make sure the design is positioned correctly on top of the magnet).
  11. Proceed with cutting the design.
  12. Once the machine has finished cutting your design, unload the mat from the machine and gently remove the outer scrap of cut magnet. Cut magnet
  13. Gently remove the inners and you will be left with your frame.Cut magnet
  14. Place magnets over a polaroid picture on your fridge so you can see your treasured memories every day.
    polaroid frame on fridge
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