create: instagram photo magnets

create: instagram photo magnets - the ordinary life of jannybean

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.

I have also seen instagram magnets sold online at places like here and here but didn’t love the price tag.

Last time I was at the dollar store I found these magnets sheets for $1 and picked up a bunch.

create: instagram photo magnets - the ordinary life of jannybean

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.

create: instagram photo magnets - the ordinary life of jannybean

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

create: instagram photo magnets - the ordinary life of jannybean

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.

create: instagram photo magnets - the ordinary life of jannybean

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.

create: instagram photo magnets - the ordinary life of jannybean

And there you have it. Easy instagram magnets.

create: instagram photo magnets - the ordinary life of jannybean

Notes:

  • 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. 🙂

Cost:
Magnet Paper: $1 (8 magnets)
Pictures: $0.15 for 2 pictures
Total Cost: 20¢ per magnet.

How do you display pictures on your fridge?