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.