Create Photo Frame Magnets with the Makers Glue Gun

Hello friends! It’s Kylie with you today with a fun crafty project that’s perfect for Father’s Day, featuring the new Makers Glue Gun. For me personally, I use a glue gun a lot in many of my crafty projects. I love that the glue is strong and pretty much instant drying. But I used to struggle with my glue gun not standing upright on my desk and then having glue run everywhere including all over my glue gun! What I love most about the Makers Glue Gun is the caddy holder it stands in. Not only does it keep my glue gun upright but it also has storage for my glue sticks as well as a handy drip mat and scraping tool which makes it easily cleanable!

Here is a little look at the completed Photo Frame Magnets I have created:-

To create these photo frames you will need a few supplies handy. The Makers Glue Gun and glue sticks of course, as well as 4 pieces of square paper cut to 3″x 3″. (Note- You can make these frames to any size you like, but this measurement suited me for the size I was after.) You will also need some magnets, plain cardstock and your favourite embellishments.

To begin, add a glue stick into the glue gun and allow to heat up in its caddy. Whilst it’s heating, trim your papers to size and prepare them for gluing. There is a very simple fold technique used in creating these frames which I have shared in a video tutorial below. Once you master it, you will find these frames super quick to create.

Once all four pieces of the frame have been folded it is time to glue them together. The straight edge of each piece must be on the outside edge of each side of the frame to form a neat square. Each piece tucks neatly in behind the previous, held together by a small dob of hot glue.

My photos were resized and printed just on my home printer before being adhered to the back of each frame in place. For a neat finish, I added a square of plain cardstock over the back before using the hot glue again to adhere the magnet. All that is left to do next is add some embellishments to enhance the front of the frames.

So that you can see how I folded and created my frames exactly, here is a short video tutorial-

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my Father’s Day crafty project today and you try making some for yourself! Until next time, take care!

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