DIY Magnetic Picture Board

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magnetic-picture-boardI love taking pictures and am always looking for fun creative ways to showcase my favorite ones. I came up with this super easy DIY Magnetic Photo board. I think this would be great for a teenage girl for their room, or a college bond student to keep pictures of family/friends close by. 



Magnetic Mat (You can purchase at your local craft store or on Amazon) 

1 sheet of 12×12 pattern scrapbook paper

1 sheet of 12×12 cardstock


Paper cutter


Glue of your choice (I used my Pink ATG Gun)


You can create this board with two different ways. You can either have the pattern paper as the background or the cardstock as the background. I’ve done it both ways and I like the pattern paper as the border.

Once you decide which way you would like your board to look, you need to cut the border paper into strips. You’ll need 4 strips of 12 x 1 1/2″ and 3 strips of 3 x 1 1/2 “. 


Now you are ready to start to assemble your picture board.

Steps Collage

Step 1:

Adhere the full 12×12 sheet of paper to your mat. It should already have a 12×12 marking on the mat. 

Step 2:

Take the long strips and adhere them to the mat to make a border. It’s easier to start a corner and glue them down that way.

Step 3:

As you can see in the picture for step 2 there are a few gaps. This is where the shorter paper comes in handy. You just use them to match up the longer strips. Depending on your design it may be harder to match it up perfectly but trust me, no one but you would notice. 

You are now ready to add your pictures to the board. The mat should of come with a few cylinder shaped magnets. If not, you can use any small magnets you want to adhere your pictures to the mat. I personally adhered my entire mat to the wall using heavy duty velcro. I put the velcro in all 4 corners of the mat. Now I can hang my mat on the wall. 


This is the finished product with pictures. For the sake of this post, I just grabbed some pictures of my daughter when she was younger from my refrigerator. She’s all grown up at 19 now. I plan to print out some new pictures to add to it. The great thing about magnets holding the pictures in place is that you can always change out the pictures as often as you desire.

If you decide to make one of your own, I’d love to see your creation! 

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  1. even for someone as creatively-challenged as me, this looks VERY easy to do… 😀

  2. This is really awesome! Thanks for sharing! My oldest Selena would love this in her room!

  3. Jennifer Marohn says:

    That’s so cute!!! I may have to make something like that for a Christmas gift!

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