Friday, November 19, 2010

Photo Magnet

I've seen marble magnets all over the place but they are always done with scrapbook paper. I decided to change things up a bit and use a picture instead. I think it would make a fun gift for grandparents!

We haven't taken our Christmas pictures yet so I just tried it with one of our snow pictures from last weekend. The picture above makes it look like there are a ton of bubbles and imperfections but in person you can barely even see them.

I'm sure most of you have seen tutorials for these before but I have learned that with this kind of thing there is usually at least one person who has never seen it before. So you go... :)

Mod Podge
Paint Brush
Hot Glue Gun

1. Print out your picture to a size that fits your marble. Wallet size usually works best. Make sure you print it on regular paper, this won't work with photo paper. Put the marble over the area that you want to use and trace around it.

2. Cut out your picture and use a paint brush to apply mod podge to the printed side of your photo.

3. Place the marble on top and apply some pressure to get all of the bubbles out. Try not to glue it to your work surface. :) It will appear a little cloudy at first but it will dry clear.

4. Once it is dry, use your paint brush to apply more mod podge to the back of your photo. This will seal it. Once that is dry use hot glue to mount a magnet to the back. You can eliminate that step if you get self-adhesive magnets.

Just for fun I made some more using Christmas scrapbook paper.

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Sourkraut said...

These are so cute! I might need to make some as stocking stuffers this Christmas.

Mod Podge Amy said...

So fun! I triple dog dare you to stick your tongue to a pole - LOL!

GretchenP said...

i love it! ..and i had NOT seen them before.. so thanks for the tutorial!! :)

LuckyStarErin said...

these are great gifts! saw you at T T & J!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

I am sooooo doing this for the grandmothers in our family! Thanks for the super fabulous idea!

Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating said...

This is such a cute idea! I need to try it out for our fridge. Love it!

intime0 said...

I LOVE THIS!!!! I have never seen it. Now i'm on the hunt for modge podge and clear pebbles. Oh yea, I'm in singapore. Maybe I should have someone send me some. LOL