DIY Photo Magnets

DIY Photo Magnets


Is there anything better than a homemade gift?  Something personalized and meaningful.

You know me, if it gives me a reason to pull out my glue gun or Mod Podge, I’m all about it!!!  I love crafts and I definitely love me some gift-giving,  and guess what? Today’s little post has the best of both worlds.  Here is a crafty gift idea for ya.  One I played around with for the holidays…. DIY PHOTO MAGNETS!

First you have to gather some supplies:

  • Magnets
  • Photographs
  • Mod Podge 3-D Magic
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors


The magnets I used were from Wal-Mart and worked great.


Next I needed some photographs for the magnets.  I didn’t have any that fit the magnets perfectly, so I found a few on my computer and resized them in Photoshop. Was a little extra work.  I’d much rather have had some photos already the right size. Since this was a  gift for Grandma, I needed a picture of each grandkid.  I had plenty of my kids.  It’s those other cuties that gave me the trouble!  Always is, isn’t it?? 🙂


When the photos were ready I just placed the magnet right on top and traced around it.


Then I cut those adorable faces out.AppletiniPhotography1_0334

The Mod Podge worked great as glue.  I placed 2 drops on each magnet and painted a nice thin coat with a paintbrush. AppletiniPhotography1_0331

Okay, paintSPONGE, same difference, right?AppletiniPhotography1_0332

Then I put each little face on a magnet.AppletiniPhotography1_0330

Wait!  Were not done yet!!

**I’m not sure where the rest of my tutorial-photos went.  I’m gonna say, my kid deleted them.  It’s always easiest to blame her.**

After the magnets dried, I “painted” some Mod Podge around the edges of each magnet.  I thought it would alleviate any peeling that might occur… and I’m pretty sure I was right!!  NO PEELING! NO PROBLEM!!

I finished my magnets with a coat of Mod Podge 3D Magic on top.  Just followed the directions right on the bottle and it worked like a charm!!


Aren’t they awesome?? ….


I must admit, these were so easy and pretty darn adorable that I made a set for my refrigerator too.  They are holding up wonderfully and make my fridge a much happier place.

So whatd’ya think?  You gonna try this?  Maybe a great homemade Mother’s Day gift idea??  If any of you want to make me some more, I know I’d love them!! 🙂

Have a great one gang!



By | 2018-01-10T11:36:23+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Blog, Momma Likes to DIY, Momma's Corner|Comments Off on DIY Photo Magnets

About the Author:

Hey gang! I'm Heather, the Editor in chief here at Appletini Photography. I am a self proclaimed SuperMOM of 2 who enjoys blogging, party planning, and DIYing! I am married to SuperDAD and have a slight coffee addiction! When I'm not wearing my SuperMOM cape, you can find me on the blog connecting with other Moms. Over at Momma's Corner you can read about the good, the bad, and the funny of my adventures in party planning, DIY, and Mommyhood.