Back to School time means that your favorite kids will be bringing backpacks filled with their artistic endeavors!
Slapping that artwork up on the refrigerator is the typical way to display these treasures.
Why not elevate your typical refrigerator display so that it has  “Gallery” style?
Adding a mat to a any photo or art piece makes it seem special!

Now…if you follow my blog…you know that I do a lot of custom matting with my trusty Logan Mat Cutter!

The $200 spent on this tool was one great investment….but that is a story for another day!

So….for this project….I used it to cut an 11 x 14 mat with an opening of a little bigger than 8 x 10.
The ability to cut a custom opening for any piece of artwork is what makes having your own cutter so nice!

You can still do this without a mat cutter!
(or you could come over to Sweetwater and I will let you use mine!)

Amazon sells this set of 10 picture mats with backs for $19.99

Once you have the mats, you will glue JUST THE TOP of the mat to the backing.

This allows you to slide the artwork in.

It also allows you to change them easily when a new masterpiece comes your way.

I just use a bit of rolled tape in the bottom corners to secure the edge.

Amazon also sells a set of 100 round craft magnets….or you may be able to find these at the dollar store

Glue one magnet on each corner of the backing.

In about 10 minutes…
you can create something pretty “fancy schmancy”!

Have a Wonderful Day!

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