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 MagnetsStep 1
Cut a photo to fit on the bottom of a 3/4-inch clear flat marble using scissors or a box knife.
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.
Cut a 3/4-inch circle out of white card stock and glue it to the back of the picture.
Spread a layer of silicon sealer on the magnet and attach it to the card stock. Wait for the sealer to dry.
Laminate Photo MagnetStep 1
Use a box knife or scissors to cut a flat magnet sheet the same size as a photograph, usually 4 by 6 inches.
Spread a thin layer of craft glue onto one side of the magnet.
Place the picture onto the glue and allow it to dry.
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 MagnetsStep 1
Choose a digital photographt.
Load a printable magnet sheet into the printer.
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.