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DIY Instagram Magnets

We’ve all seen ads for companies that make instagram magnets – for the low low price of a lot of money.  Making my own was much easier and cheaper than I imagined.

instagram magnets

Here’s what you need:

Prints of your instagram pictures
- You can either get them printed at walgreens or another photo printer, or print your own on slightly thick paper. I printed my own on 60 lb paper in two sizes – 2 and 2.5 inches (2 inches is authentic instagram size, but I wanted some bigger ones as well).

Magnet Paper
- I bought a roll of magnet paper at Michaels (Jo Ann’s didn’t carry it) for about $10 and used a 40% off coupon.  One roll did quite a few – I made three sets of between 8-12.

Scissors

First, cut out your instagram picture.

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Then cut out a similar size (a hair bigger) magnet. Peel off the paper, line up a corner of the instagram picture as close as you can, and press them together. Smooth over with your fingers to get rid of any air bubbles.

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Use your scissors to trim around the magnet to tighten up the edges. That’s it!

The finished project:

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An Acorn Story

Acorns have been falling loudly and steadily on the roof, cars, driveway, etc. for the last month or so.  A week ago I saw a great tutorial on creating a wreath out of these  autumnal pests.  I gathered hundreds of them (actually pretty easy, considering how many are in our yard), and followed the blog’s directions.  I invited a fellow crafter over, and we spent an evening glueing acorns and watching “Bridesmaids”.  The next day, half the acorns fell off.  I tried it again, this time painting the styrofoam wreath brown, and using a high-heat glue gun I bought from wal-mart.  Success!

 

Early stages of wreath

finished acorn wreath

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