This simple Save the Date Wedding photo magnetic frame is a great way to recycle leftover materials into a beautiful reminder for your wedding guests. Save the Date Wedding refrigerator magnets are part of one of the latest wedding trends and are fast becoming the norm. If you use the CD cases you already have in your home, you should be able
to easily make these magnetic Save the Date Wedding frames for less than $4 easily.
To Make These Simple Save the Date Wedding Frame Magnets You Will Need:
Empty CD boxes
Scrap booking paper or hand made paper
Creamy white paper
Black Magic Marker
Cardboard or card stock
Open your CD box and take out the paper inserts and the molded plastic piece into which the CD fits.
Use your tape measure or ruler to measure your CD case. Draw out the square onto the hand made paper or scrap booking paper. Try to choose paper that fits your personality or theme, like a beach wedding
You will be fitting the scrap booking paper into the back of the box with the hinged edge at the top, so about 4 inches wide and 4 ¾ inches high will be about right. You may need to trim it down so it will lay flat inside of the save the date magnet frame.
Fix the scrap booking paper against the plastic with a few small pieces of sticky-tape. Find a nice piece of cardboard, card stock, gift wrap or foam board will help to fit the photo snugly behind the plastic and to the edges of the frame.
Now, take your creamy whit paper and cut it down to 1.5 inches smaller on all sides than your CD box. This is where you can print your entire wedding save the date information. You can do this with ink by hand or even print it on the computer.
Now, Use some white glue to adhere this to your scrapbook paper insert.
Now, take a small photo of you and your groom and layer it on top at an angle. Use thus great black or gold picture corners to hold it in place.
Tip: When printing your save the date wedding information on the white creamy colored paper keep in mind where you will want to place the wedding photo of you and your groom so it does not obscure your wedding information.
Now, you can add ribbon, buttons, and even beading inside for the CD case since there will be a little room to spare in there. Dress up the save the date magnet in any way that suits your wedding!
Now all you need to do is draw a line of glue on the outside edges of the front of the CD box. Cut your ribbon to fit the edge of the CD box and attach it with the bead of glue.
Now, use your hot glue gun to glue some of your magnets on the back the CD case. Epoxy glue would also work for this step.
You can use artwork in place of a photo. Why not have a caricature artist draw you and your groom. You can take the drawing to Kinko’s and they can shrink it and print out as many copies as you need for you’re save the wedding date magnets!