Refrigerator Pocket Organizer made from Recycled Frame

November 19th, 2008 in member junk     
NostalgiaGal NostalgiaGal, member
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Finished Product!
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Before--Notice ugly, shiny magnetic refrigerator clip
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Finished Product!

Finished Product!

Frustrated with the messy look of school papers on my refrigerator, I figured there had to be a more attractive and efficient way to store these items.  Using a frame I picked up for $1, scrap fabric, and my glue gun, I made this refrigerator organizer.

Using a glue gun, I glued the backing fabric to a piece of cardboard that is cut slightly smaller than the frame.  Cut another piece of fabric that is shorter than the frame (to make the pocket) but the same width of the frame.  Make a hem at the top of this pocket piece with the glue gun.  Next, glue the pocket fabric to the bottom of the backing fabric/cardboard piece.  Lastly, glue the frame to the cardboard/fabric piece.  Add some strong magnets to the back and you're finished!

It would be fun to make your own frame for this with old rulers or a yardstick.  It would be a fun teacher gift, too.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Refrigerator Organizer made from Recycled Frame
posted in: member junk, organizer, frame

Comments (9)

SequoiaWoman writes: I was just wondering what I should do with all of the stuff my 2nd grader brings home! Now I know- thanks for the tip. He will love it, and I think that I am going to add a way to display one picture at a time on the front of the pocket, any suggestions? (A chip clip perhaps?)
Stephi Posted: 1:16 am on December 11th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Oh, you've just hook-line-and-sinkered every mom with young children on the site with this one.

Great project and it seems easy enough even I could handle it!

Candy Posted: 2:45 pm on November 20th
CottageElements writes: Hi, Lisa! I think you were in CH with me! Another great project from another Minnesotan! And a simple one at that (those are the best). Thanks for sharing and welcome to the new site!

Lani Posted: 10:40 am on November 20th
rosesandrust writes: That is a great idea.Thank you for sharing! Posted: 10:35 pm on November 19th
WhisperWood Cottage writes: Love this! Any no-sew project that looks this good gets an A in my book!

Amy Posted: 8:05 pm on November 19th
kopykatkim writes: Very organized! I agree that it is a very clever idea to clean up the fridge. I don't have kids young enough to have papers anymore but I know several people who do and this would make a great gift. Thanks for the idea.

Kim Posted: 5:42 pm on November 19th
fellowjunker writes: This is beautiful. Great job!!!
xojanis Posted: 5:37 pm on November 19th
LuAnn writes: Ditto very clever

LuAnn Posted: 5:28 pm on November 19th
csudderth writes: What a clever and cute idea!
Christy Posted: 3:51 pm on November 19th
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