Make Your Own Instagram Magnets

So, I’ve been obsessed with Instagram since last summer.  Could you tell?

After I made my photo collage last month, I decided I wanted to make magnets out of my favorite Instagram photos.  The best part about this project is it’s cheap, easy and you get to upcycle old boxes and magnets.

DIY Instagram Magnets

Let’s make a few together.

First, we need to print out our favorite pictures.  I use PowerPoint again since I don’t have Photoshop.  Shocking I know:)

I set the page to be 12 x 18 because I knew I wanted to print my finished picture as a 4 x 6.

I imported the pictures and made them each 6 x 6 so I could fit 6 pics on one picture.  Then I saved it as a jpeg and uploaded it to shutterfly so I could have it printed as a 4 x 6 at Target.  You could have it printed anywhere or even print them yourself at home.  If you do it this way, each picture will measure 2 x 2 when printed.

Once your pictures are printed, gather the rest of the supplies:

  • old business card magnet
  • cereal box or any piece of cardboard
  • double sided tape
  • scissors
  • pictures

Cut each of your pictures out.  Then cut your cardboard and magnet into 2 x 2 squares.

Now take your double sided tape and tape each layer together.  I started by taping the cardboard to the magnet and then taped the picture to the cardboard.  Just make sure you don’t tape the cardboard on the side of the magnet that attracts to the magnetic surface.  (I almost made this mistake)

DIY Instagram Magnets

Aren’t they cute?!  I’m going to take a few to work to put on my filing cabinet so I can look at my boys while I’m at work.  I’m also going to make a few for the grandparents!  They will make great gifts.

DIY Instagram Magnets
An Instagram picture of my Instagram magnets

This is a super easy project to make.  And it’s always fun to recycle some old cereal boxes.  Remember you don’t have to use Instagram photos; you can use any of your favorite pictures!  This project cost me 38 cents to make 12 magnets because I only had to buy the pictures.  All the other supplies I already had around my house.

I hope you have fun making your own photo magnets.  I’d love to see any that you make so please come back and leave a comment if you make some.

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  1. I pinned it! I’m addicted to Istagram too…love it!! And I love this idea to make them into magnets!

  2. Haven’t tried Istagram, I need to get on the bandwagon. Many Thanks for Sharing! :)

  3. So cute! I dont have a smart phone, and really the only time I want one is when I see people post their Istragram pictures :) Great idea!

  4. I will be adding this to my list of projects for sure!!

  5. Great magnets.

    I am actually coming to your site re. the FOLLOWER linky blog hop, and am following you ! :-) Will you follow me back?? Thank you so much when you do.

    PLUS: There is also a party on our blog, where you can feature ‘your best creative work’. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!

    Anyhow, use this link both to FOLLOW and to PARTY:
    http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

    Hope to seeing you around!!
    Have a happy, creative day!

  6. LOVE it! New follower from the hop, I would LOOOVE a ‘follow back” thanks in advance!

    Sarah

    http://sarahmarieyankee.blogspot.com

  7. I love Instagram…what a great idea! I’m going to have to try this myself.

    I’m visiting from the linky follower blog hop…I hope you’ll follow me back!

  8. I have never thought about using my Instagram photos to make magnets. Great idea, thanks for the tutorial.
    Newest follower from the Linky Blog Hop. Perhaps you can visit my blog.

  9. Great tutorial. The magnets are so cute! I’m following you via Linky Followers from the Blog Hop. Hope you’ll follow back.
    Lynn at Cottage and Creek
    http://www.cottageandcreek.com

  10. Great idea!! Visiting from the Linky Party Hop!! I hope you’ll visit – http://www.LaughterandGrace.com – and follow back.

  11. Ditto, great idea! I have tons of instagrams =) Visiting & following from the linky hop!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

  12. Following from Cheri’s Party Hop! I’d love for you to follow me also at The Design Confidential – http://www.thedesignconfidential.com/

  13. Such a cute idea. I love how they turned out. I love fun photo magnets on the fridge. always so cute! Thank you so much for linking up to Blissful and Domestic’s Feature Friday Linky Party.

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/

  14. These are adorable! I agree they would make great grandparent gifts!

    Stopping by from the Toys In The Dryer Linky :)

  15. Fun, fun, fun!!!! I gotta try this! Thanks for sharing. :)

  16. This is adorable!
    I’d love if you would come link this up at From Scratch Friday!

    ~Christina
    http://www.marriagefromscratch.blogspot.com

  17. Kara, these are awesome! What a great idea! Your projects are so stinkin’ cute! Thanks for sharing with my group!
    Melody

  18. I love these! I have an android and I don’t think we have an instagram app yet but I heard they are working on one!! I’ll have to try and use other pics in your tutorial! So helpful and adorable. I’m your newest follower!
    Stay crafty x0x0
    Jess
    {www.CraftyNonsenseNoted.com}

  19. Amazing! I’m recently obsessed with the PixlrOMatic Android app and LOVE the pics I get from it.. what a brilliant idea to make them into magnets! Pinning it and gonna do it!

  20. Thank you so much for sharing your creativity and talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday at Rook No. 17! This week’s party is already in full swing. Hope you’ll join us!
    Your friend,
    Jenn

    P.S. Spotlighting your post on my Facebook page today!

  21. Cool project! Great instructions too! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share!

  22. Such a fun idea!

  23. Thanks for linking up the party at Jillify It! Hope to see you next Tuesday! :)

    Jill
    http://www.jillifyit.com

  24. A pleasure to have you again!

    It was an outstanding week of talent at Rook No. 17. Thank you for being a part of the creative energy and spirit that gives “A Little Birdie Told Me…” wings. Hope to see you again at this week’s party!

    Jenn

  25. Thank you for the idea, I love all of my instagram photos but didn’t want to pay a lot to print them on Postal pics. Thanks again!!

  26. SO cute! Thanks for entering It Pay to be Cheap~ I’m sharing this on FB!

  27. These are so cute!! I love them and think my house needs a couple of them around. I’m sharing on my FB page! https://www.facebook.com/lizziejanebaby

  28. Such a great idea! Thanks for sharing! I’ve featured this DIY on my blog=). Feel free to stop by! http://theprettypickle.com/blog/handmade-for-the-holidays
    Megan recently posted…Handmade for the HolidaysMy Profile

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