“Stuck on You” Valentine Photo Magnets

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By General Crafts Contributor Sammy from the blog Seriously, Sammy?!

Stuck on you Photo Magnets

Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to let your loved ones know that you care about them. They can be your friends, siblings, and of course your significant other. What better way to say “I love you” with these heartfelt, thoughtful photo magnets. If you want to make them into a dual purpose (ornament and magnet) you can do that too!

Here’s what you need:

Instructions:

Gather photos and print them. Ensure that that they fit into a 3″ circular frame. –>I “borrowed” the photos off of my recipients’ social media accounts which add to the surprise and fun! It also eliminates a lot of the thinking since people typically share and post only their favorite photos.

2

Cut the photos into a 3″ photo. I use my circle puncher. However, scissors work just as well.

3

Get your wide mouth canning lid, flip it so that the brown circle faces you and using your brush, apply a thin layer of mod podge sealer on to the circle.

4

Apply the photo from step #2 on to the mod podge sealer you just applied

Apply another thin layer over the photo and get rid of any bubbles

Allow to dry (I give it a full hour +)

5

Once dried, apply Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (again, eliminate all bubbles). This part is totally optional, but I like it because it gives it dimension and gloss. Allow to dry (I give it another full hour +)

6

Once dried, flip over the lid. Using your glue gun, apply the twine in the center position. Apply the glue over the twine. If you don’t want this to be an ornament, you can skip this step and it can be a magnet only.

7

Apply the magnet over the glue, allow to dry (about 15 minutes). If you don’t want it to be a magnet, you can skip this step and it can be a coaster…endless options!!! Also, you technically don’t have to glue on the magnet, since it will stick on to the metal lid.

Package into your preferred method. I decided on a box with a label I made. I also think pouch bags or simple ribbons are very good…you can check out CreateForLess for great, affordable packaging and decor supplies…I love that place!

Personalized Ornaments/ Magnets make for a wonderful keepsake Valentine’s Day gift.

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About Sammy

I try to look at other resources, options, and if I don’t like what’s available, I often make it. I enjoy many different types of crafts. Wreath making, gift wrapping, card making, making ornaments, floral arrangements, making crepe paper flowers, it’s an endless list! When I am not busy crafting up things up for my sixteen nieces and nephews (yes, sixteen!), I am busy blogging at Seriously, Sammy?! and planning for my wedding. Speaking of which, my latest obsession includes wedding DIYs!!! I currently reside in Los Angeles where I am a sales consultant. I also struggle with a serious weakness for nachos. Seriously, the struggle is real.

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