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So, I’ve been obsessed with Instagram since last summer.  Could you tell?

After I made my photo collage last month, I decided I wanted to make magnets out of my favorite Instagram photos.  The best part about this project is it’s cheap, easy and you get to upcycle old boxes and magnets.

DIY Instagram Magnets

Let’s make a few together.

First, we need to print out our favorite pictures.  I use PowerPoint again since I don’t have Photoshop.  Shocking I know:)

I set the page to be 12 x 18 because I knew I wanted to print my finished picture as a 4 x 6.

I imported the pictures and made them each 6 x 6 so I could fit 6 pics on one picture.  Then I saved it as a jpeg and uploaded it to shutterfly so I could have it printed as a 4 x 6 at Target.  You could have it printed anywhere or even print them yourself at home.  If you do it this way, each picture will measure 2 x 2 when printed.

Once your pictures are printed, gather the rest of the supplies:

  • old business card magnet
  • cereal box or any piece of cardboard
  • double sided tape
  • scissors
  • pictures

Cut each of your pictures out.  Then cut your cardboard and magnet into 2 x 2 squares.

Now take your double sided tape and tape each layer together.  I started by taping the cardboard to the magnet and then taped the picture to the cardboard.  Just make sure you don’t tape the cardboard on the side of the magnet that attracts to the magnetic surface.  (I almost made this mistake)

DIY Instagram Magnets

Aren’t they cute?!  I’m going to take a few to work to put on my filing cabinet so I can look at my boys while I’m at work.  I’m also going to make a few for the grandparents!  They will make great gifts.

DIY Instagram Magnets
An Instagram picture of my Instagram magnets

This is a super easy project to make.  And it’s always fun to recycle some old cereal boxes.  Remember you don’t have to use Instagram photos; you can use any of your favorite pictures!  This project cost me 38 cents to make 12 magnets because I only had to buy the pictures.  All the other supplies I already had around my house.

I hope you have fun making your own photo magnets.  I’d love to see any that you make so please come back and leave a comment if you make some.

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  1. A pleasure to have you again!

    It was an outstanding week of talent at Rook No. 17. Thank you for being a part of the creative energy and spirit that gives “A Little Birdie Told Me…” wings. Hope to see you again at this week’s party!


  2. Thank you for the idea, I love all of my instagram photos but didn’t want to pay a lot to print them on Postal pics. Thanks again!!

  3. SO cute! Thanks for entering It Pay to be Cheap~ I’m sharing this on FB!

  4. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You definitely know what youre talking about, why throw away your intelligence on just posting videos
    to your blog when you could be giving us something informative to read?

  5. I love doing DIYs in magnets, espcly frame magnets and sticky magnets ! These are so nice to tryout ! will definitely try, easy and classy ! ! keep posting more ideas!

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