Monday, August 29, 2011

Mini Polaroid Magnets

I saw this idea on Pinterest from blogger
Jennifer Kirk on Ambrosia Creative

She even offers the file for the Polaroid frame!

So, I downloaded the frame file and used Photoshop Elements to add my pictures. From what I understand, Picnik will work as well.
I placed all my images on one page (I made mine each slightly bigger than 1 in x 1 in) and printed it on regular white paper.

Then it was time to make them into magnets.
I gathered my illustration board, spray glue, ruler and xacto knife.

Oh, and scissors. I just used scissors to cut the mini polaroids apart. Then I added spray glue to the back and glued them to my mini illustration board.

I have to tell you that I love these boards. I figured I would need to buy a full size matte board and then I found these mini boards by Strathmore at Michael's. They were perfect for this little project.

To both get a good cut and protect your fingers a bit more, place a metal ruler along the line you want to cut. Hold it down with firm pressure, and set the knife against the ruler. 

Cut along the edge of the ruler, depending on the thickness, you will have to make more than one pass. Don't try with a wooden or plastic ruler; it will just cut the ruler.
This is not the best for this application. Ideally look for something labeled Spray Lacquer.
I used a Satin spray to seal it and give it a little sheen like a picture.

Hot glued magnets to the back,
and voila! 

Super cute magnets for the fridge!



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  1. These are so cool! Followed you over from Boogie Board Cottage.

  2. Those are super cute. I hope I get to try this soon it looks like a fun project. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great week.

  3. Wow, this is really cool. I love polaroid pics, but the fact that they're mini makes it even cuter. thanks for sharing!

  4. Your magnets turned out great. Thanks for sharing this tutorial. You have a great blog.

  5. Very cute - I just looked at some magnetic locker frames like this only larger in the back to school section.

  6. This is going in my Christmas project list! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

  7. awesome! i love these. thanks for sharing!
    {love} lauryn @

  8. I have been wanting to make these for awhile, they turned out so cute!

  9. this is awesome! i might be stealing this! :)

  10. love it before the digital camera we had lots of poloraid pics

  11. I've had this pinned on Pinterest for a while, but never read throught the tutorial. Looks pretty easy and fun. Great job!

  12. Absolutely ADORABLE!!! Will have to give this a try soon! Thanks so much for linking it up to the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you've been up to this week!

  13. So cute and vintage looking too!! Great idea.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Strictly Homemade Tuesday. I hope you will be back this week to share another great idea!!

  14. These are fab! Going to feauture these at Bacon Time on Thursday afternoon. Thank you so much for sharing.

  15. Love these! I am featuring them today on Thrifty Thursday! :)

  16. I want to make these too, they are so cute! Well done :)

  17. awesome. your kids are probably so amused by this!


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