Clear Picture Frame w/ Rock Base

So we’ve been playing around with our Dremel Saw-Max lately, and came up with the idea to cut some rocks! We created some really awesome picture frames with rocks from our yard, acrylic, and some magnets. The best part about this frame is that the pictures are easy to change out, and you can simply turn the acrylic to change from a vertical picture to a horizontal picture.

These frames were simple and easy to make and would be the perfect DIY Christmas gift! Something anyone would enjoy!

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How to Make a Clear, Magnetic, Picture Frame with Natural Rock Base

Step 1: Cut the Acrylic

Using a plastic cutter, cut the acrylic down to size.

Step 2: Glue on the Magnets

Apply glue to magnets and glue to each corner of the acrylic. Be sure to apply glue to the correct side of the magnet when gluing onto the second piece of acrylic.

Step 3: Sand down any uneven sides

Sand down any uneven or rough surface of the acrylic.

Step 4: Cut a groove in a rock

Clamp rock down, we used the Dremel Multi Vice, before cutting using the Dremel Sawmax. Cut the groove wide enough to accept both pieces of the acrylic.


Step 5: Polish the rock

We choose to polish the rocks using Bee’s Wax, however you could use any other type of wax or oil.

Step 6: Place picture

Place the picture in the center of one piece of the acrylic, the gently set the second piece on top.

Step 7: Insert frame into rock base

Now place the acrylic into the back base and enjoy your beautifully framed potato graphs.

Questions? Comments?

As always, if you have any questions don’t hesitate to comment below and especially don’t forget to post pictures of your finished products in the comments! ENJOY!

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