DIY Instagram Magnets

11Even though it is still February, Summer Reading will be here at the library before you know it.  I’ve recently began perusing the interwebz, looking for cool, teen friendly crafts that won’t break the budget.  Imagine my joy when I came across instructions for turning your Instagram pictures into magnets.  Instagram is all the rage with my teens {I have been told on more than one occasion that Facebook is for adults}, so I love the idea of showing them how they can take their pictures off the internet and put them on their fridge or locker. 

1Supplies:

  • 2×2″ tile {You get 36 squares total for under $4 at the Home Depot}
  • Magnets
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Pictures {I made a template in Publisher that I will share soonish}

***Before you begin, you need to find pictures that you want to put on the tiles.  I added pictures I liked into my Publisher template {1.75″ squares} and then printed out on regular paper on a regular inkjet printer. Almost all the blogs I read said NOT to do this, but I am really happy with my results.  Plus, I’m doing this with teens and we will be printing our pictures at the library.  If you have time and the inclination, you might want to get your pictures printed on real picture paper.***

1. Cut out all of your tile squares.  You are going to have to clean up the sides with scissors.  It goes fast.

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2. Hot glue your magnets to the backs of the tiles.

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3. Mod Podge! 4

3a. Put a layer of Mod Podge on the tile. 5

3b. Put the picture over the Mod Podge, then Mod Podge over the picture. 64. Admire your work while the tiles dry.

9Mod Podge goes on white, but dries clear, so no worries if your pictures have a white coating at first.

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8And voila! Awesomeness!

10Not only is this a great craft for teens, but these magnets make great gifts for friends, family, ::cough:: grandparents. I hope you enjoy taking your pictures off Instagram and putting them on display!

~Christen

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2 thoughts on “DIY Instagram Magnets

    • Thanks Sara. Dax LOVES them and won’t let anyone else touch them. (Although I made them as samples for work, not for him to play with.) This is one of my favorite crafts!

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