“Cluster Collaging” Is the TikTok-Approved Way to Turn Your Fridge Clutter into Art
From the time we were kids hanging up drawings and report cards, refrigerator surfaces have long doubled as important appliances and places to show off personal memories and accomplishments. However, throwing all of your magnets, holiday cards, and the like together can sometimes result in a cluttered, not so aesthetically pleasing refrigerator look.
To combat clutter and fridge boredom, a new TikTok trend known as “clutter collaging” has steadily picked up steam online. The trend was popularized in a March 23 TikTok shared by content creator Avery-Claire (@acnugs), who compiled a variety of stickers, photos, and art prints to create a chic, Pinterest-inspired refrigerator collage in her apartment.
“One more for the fridge cluster,” she captioned the video, which has received over 27,300 likes and 126,000 views.
To start off, Camille prepped her stainless steel refrigerator by wiping it down with vinegar and olive oil — but if you have stainless steel cleaner on hand, that will also do the trick!
Next, she searched her home for sentimental items fit for collaging, including a photo booth strip, a polaroid photo, vintage magnets, and photo clippings from favorite cookbooks. After briefly planning her collage layout on her kitchen table, Camille set to work securing her knickknacks to the top half of her fridge.
However, she emphasizes the importance of not overthinking the process too much, because “at the end of the day, it’s just a fun little collage for your fridge.”
For added polish, you can also take a note from TikToker Marissa Zingg and frame your clusters using thrift store frames.