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.
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
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)
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.
|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.