My brilliant wife came up with this project as a response to a product she'd seen a lot lately. It's a framing kit for posters like this one (you've probably seen them around -- you find them in sheets at stationery stores? I bought this one from Cedar Chest, where Kristie works, for like $4 -- not a sponsored post, btw). Anyway, that framing kit involves adhering the dowel halves directly to the poster, which means that if you try to take it apart, it ruins the poster. So it's like a one-time thing. Kristie came up with a DIY idea that lets you reuse the frame while protecting the poster!
You will need:
- Two dowel halves cut to 26" (or desired length) Note: We had the hardest time finding halves, so we bought four quarter dowels and used wood glue to adhere them together into halves.
- Strong magnets that are smaller than your dowel
- A hot glue gun
Using the glue gun, attach two magnets to the flat side of one dowel half on either end (making sure that the magnets are closer to each other than your poster is wide). Repeat this step to attach the magnets to the other dowel half, and sandwich one end of a section of twine (ours is approximately 12") in the glue, between the magnet and the dowel. Let the glue cool completely.
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