Wednesday, December 14, 2011

diy polaroid magnets

Right after moving into our cute apartment,
I made a whole bunch of these sweet little 
magnets to decorate our blank fridge.  

Since everyone who walks through my kitchen 
stops to look at them, I figured I should post 
about them!  (Plus - they still make me smile 
every time I open the fridge...aka all the time.)

I was initially inspired by a photo on pinterest
loosely followed these directions here
but did plenty of improvising along the way... skipping the download and heading over 
to picnik to stick my photos into their free
polaroid frame.  (Plus free editing, yippie!)

...or gluing my photos to white foam-core
scraps so that I wouldn't have to color
the edges.  (total laziness)

I'd love to know if you've made any 
for your fridge!  (Or as cute little stocking
stuffers perhaps??)  How did you cheat
to make it easier / cheaper?  :)


  1. What size foam core & what kind of magnets did you use?

  2. I used scraps from a frameshop - so it's the standard acid-free foam core...I think 3/16 thick. Most frameshops end up with scraps of foam core & mat board, so you should always ask if they would be willing to give them away!

    The magnets were small strips that I had laying around - from a package of photo paper, I think. They are barely strong enough to hold up my little magnets, so if I were to make these again, I would either put more magnet on the back of each, or go buy a little thicker/stronger magnet.

    Hope this helps!