How to Make DIY Photo Magnets in 5 Easy Steps


Hi Paper Lovers! If you ever wondered how to display your favorite photos you will love today's post. I am showing you how to make DIY photo magnets in 5 easy steps. You can make them with a non-expensive way using basic tools what you can probably find at home. If you plan to make lots of magnets for yourself or give them away to your loved ones, it's better to get a tool. Believe me, it will make your life much easier! The result will be perfect and the series production will be way faster.

#1 Step: Select Photos

First, you need to select the photos and you may edit them with Photoshop or with PicMonkey what is my favorite online photo editor. That point you also need to decide the size of the magnets. I have print them out with Canon Selphy photo printer in 2.5 x 3.5-inch size.

#2 Step: Create Paper Frames

There is more way to make paper frames. You can use a metal ruler, cutting mat along with a super sharp craft knife or you can use the We R Memory Keepers Frame Punch Board. I love this tool because it's so easy to use and make any size of frames what you can use for photos, cards or planners. I chose Polaroid-style frames so I got more place on the bottom for decoration. (The Punch Board comes with a handy instruction booklet, so you will figure out very fast how to use it. )

If you want to make exactly the same frames I am listing you what I have used. I picked my favorite Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes Sunny Days scrapbooking patterned papers :

#3 Step: Adhere the photo

I backed the frames with my favorite vacation photos. If you could print out the right size photo you are ready to go. If you have bigger photos, don't panic. Trim down the edges to fit the paper frames. Use douple-sided tape what is acid-free and archival safe. 

#4 Step: Decorate the Magnets

Decorate your pretty farmers with stickers and different type of embellishments. Whenever I create any paper crafting projects I use scrapbooking collections.  A scrapbooking collection contains coordinating scrapbooking papers and stickers. With such a set you will definitely reach a 
harmonizing look what makes your project professional. 
I have used Crate Paper - Maggie Holmes Sunny Days stickers and embellishments: 

#5 Step: Add Magnets to the back

Before I adhered magnets dots in the middle of the back, I have I reinforced the framed photos with a chipboard piece. If you have self-adhesive flexible magnetic sheet, you don't need to add any backing. 

Congrats! You did it! That was easy enough, right?
I would love to see what you made! Please, share your take on and tag me on Instagram!

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  1. Oh my gosh, these are so adorable! You make the most beautiful pages and projects. Thank you.

    1. You are so sweet Joan! Thank you for your kind feedback, you made my day! :)

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    1. Thank you Kristy! I am sooo happy you like my DIY photo magnets! :)

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