I love instagram (you can follow me here: jannybeanca). I love the snippets of life that it shows. I also love that most of the photos I take aren’t staged or perfect but real.
Last time I was at the dollar store I found these magnets sheets for $1 and picked up a bunch.
Then I formatted some of my favourite instagram images to be printed at 2″ X 2″ (I set them 2 up on a 4″ X 6″). Simply printed them at Walmart. It may not be the best photo printing in the world but the price can’t be beat. And these are just fridge magnets.
So the first thing I did was cut out my pictures using scissors. I realized I would rather leave a little bit of white around the images for better trimming later
Then I peeled the backing of the magnet paper and lined up the magnets. My first try was to see if I could get 4 across and 3 down per sheet but they aren’t exactly 6″ tall, so I had to go with 4 across and 2 down.
Once I had the 8 images on the sheet, I pressed down nice and hard and used a ruler and x-acto knife on my mini cutting mat to trim the excess magnet off.
And there you have it. Easy instagram magnets.
- this dollar store magnet sheet is pretty thin, so these magnets can only hold a paper under them. For more durable magnets, you may want to try the business card magnets or thicker magnet paper. I chose this for the price.
- You could make these even cheaper by doing 6 pictures on each 4″ X 6″ printed photo but in the end I liked having the white area to trim off to make sharp edges. That’s the perfectionist in me. 🙂
Magnet Paper: $1 (8 magnets)
Pictures: $0.15 for 2 pictures
Total Cost: 20¢ per magnet.
How do you display pictures on your fridge?