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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.


First, cut out your instagram picture.

cut instagram

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.


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

The finished project:





Finishing Details

We are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel!   This week we put more coats of paint on the cabinets, installed blinds, and did a lot of small projects that make things look close to finished (added trim, hung light fixtures, moved furniture and unpacked a few more boxes…to name a few).  We even had a little extra time to go to a few local events, see some friends, and discover that I am fairly allergic to fire ant bites/stings (ouch).


the cabinets look brand new!


newly installed light


new blinds and a semi-finished area


our new laundry room (formerly part of the garage)


welcome basket from two of our neighbors


satsuma oranges from our tree that finally has a home

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