Photo magnet project #DIY

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Hi there! It’s felt like forever since I’ve last blogged, and has felt like an eternity since I’ve done anything crafty and nifty. Since my morning sickness has gone into full speed (yes, we’re expecting our third this fall!) I haven’t felt like myself. But nothing like inspiration to wake one out of a reverie — or nightmare, in my constantly sick state.

I came across these DIY Pantone chip magnets and wanted to do something similar. The idea of tiny Polaroids dotting my fridge sounded cute to me.

So I pretty much followed the tutorial with a few modifications. I designed my own Polaroids in Photoshop using a real Polaroid frame I scanned in (you can download below). I scaled my Polas down to about 0.8″ wide and then printed on photo paper. Using rubber cement, I mounted my printed sheet to chipboard (the back of an old spiral-bound sketch book worked just fine for me) and sort of laminated my mini photos by laying pieces of clear packing tape on top. The paper glaze didn’t work for this project as it was causing my printer ink to run and bleed.

Once trimmed out (and this is where I hear my instructor’s voices from my design courses in college: the newer the blade, the better!), instead of painting the edges white, I used a white opaque marker from Martha Stewart’s craft line, and colored in the edges.

After attaching the magnet pieces to the back, I had myself a new set of magnets:

Polaroid frame to use for your analog-photo desires:

 

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