Photo magnet project #DIY
I came across theseÂ DIY Pantone chip magnetsÂ and wanted to do something similar. The idea of tiny Polaroids dotting my fridge sounded cute to me.
So I pretty much followed theÂ tutorialÂ 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 didnâ€™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 instructorâ€™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 Stewartâ€™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: