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:
- Mod Podge 3-D Magic
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.
The Mod Podge worked great as glue. I placed 2 drops on each magnet and painted a nice thin coat with a paintbrush.
Then I put each little face on a magnet.
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!