Miniature Polaroid Photo Magnet Project
I had way too much fun with these and…. I may be officially addicted. After stumbling across a post about miniature magnets, I knew I had to turn some of my stunning photos of my daughter Juliet into teensy, fun Polaroid photo magnets! Thanks to The Velvet Trunk for the awesome photos, by the way.
Step 1: Pick the Photos
First, my husband and I picked out our favorite photos of our daughter from birth until now. (We ended up with over 40 of them.)
Step 2: Make them “Polaroids”
Then we scanned a Polaroid photo, cleaned it up a bit, sized it down to 1.5 in. wide and plugged in our photos in Photoshop, making several sheets of them and having them printed as 8x10s.
Step 3: Cut Them Out
Next, we cut out the photos. Nate had to remind me several times that they didn’t have to be perfect.
Step 4: Cut Your Backing
You can use any type of backing you want. We used foam core.
Step 5: Secure everything properly
We’ve since experimented with different glues and different magnets to come up with the most secure and cost-effective way to do these, but below you can see our first attempts.
Step 6: Enjoy!
And finally, we put them all on our fridge and stepped back in wonder (seriously).
Order Your Own
We had so much fun making these, and realized that it could become a side business, so we’re selling them (along with several other fun photo items) on Etsy now! You may visit my shop here.