How to Make Your Own Fridge Magnets From Photos

by Stacy Zeiger Google

Photo magnets are a unique way to display pictures of family and friends. Creating your own photo magnets is often less expensive and faster than ordering photo magnets from a commercial photo center. Regular 4-by-6 inch photos work best for most photo magnet crafts. Less detailed photos or closeups of people and pets work better with smaller magnets.

Items you will need

  • 3/4-inch clear flat marbles
  • 3/4-inch round flat magnets
  • Silicon sealer
  • Craft glue
  • White card stock
  • Self-adhesive laminating sheet
  • Box knife
  • Flat magnet sheet
  • Printable magnet paper
  • Color printer

Marble Magnets

Step 1

Cut a photo to fit on the bottom of a 3/4-inch clear flat marble using scissors or a box knife.

Step 2

Spread a thin layer of silicon sealer on the bottom of the marble and place it on top of the picture so the picture shows through.

Step 3

Cut a 3/4-inch circle out of white card stock and glue it to the back of the picture.

Step 4

Spread a layer of silicon sealer on the magnet and attach it to the card stock. Wait for the sealer to dry.

Laminate Photo Magnet

Step 1

Use a box knife or scissors to cut a flat magnet sheet the same size as a photograph, usually 4 by 6 inches.

Step 2

Spread a thin layer of craft glue onto one side of the magnet.

Step 3

Place the picture onto the glue and allow it to dry.

Step 4

Place a self-adhesive laminating sheet on top of the photo and smooth it, making sure it is free from air bubbles and wrinkles. Cut off any excess from the sheet using a box knife or scissors.

Printable Fridge Magnets

Step 1

Choose a digital photographt.

Step 2

Load a printable magnet sheet into the printer.

Step 3

Print the picture and cut off any excess from the magnet sheet with a box knife.

Tips & Warnings

  • For the marble magnet, make a smaller copy of a photograph using a copier or computer graphics program to allow more of the picture to appear.

About the Author

Stacy Zeiger began writing in 2000 for "Suburban News Publication" in Ohio and has expanded to teaching writing as an eighth grade English teacher. Zeiger completed creative writing course work at Miami University and holds a B.A. in English and a M.Ed. in secondary education from Ohio State.