A fridge is one of the most boring appliances at home, sitting at one corner of the house but keeping our food fresh and cool. Don’t you think it’s time we gave our precious-little fridge its due? Thinking on these lines, we are here to report about the cool fridge magnets that you can make in your own spare time. These fridge magnets are easy to make and look pretty good. You can either make one or two large magnets for your fridge or make entire Photo magnetic mosaics to cover the entire first half wall of the fridge. With
this creativity you could infact turn the fridge wall into a gallery.
Let’s learn how to make your own special photo magnets. It could just be a favourite picture of yours or it could be a landscape. The scope of choosing a frame is entirely on you. To start with this creative exercise, you must have- The photos to print, Printer, Mat board or the Illustration board, Modge Podge Dimensional Magic Glaze, magnets, Knife, scissors, ruler, straight pin and plastic cups.
This is a step-by-step guide to making your own photo magnets-
Step1: Photo sizing and printing
Once you have picked on the pictures that your fridge will adorn, just size them up according to the space and use either Photoshop or some other editing program to cut your images. Print these photos on your printer and get the coloured and black and white images.
Step2: Trim the prints
You can use a Xacto knife or scissors to cut the pictures and trim them properly.
Step3: Measure and cut alongside the length of the board and then glue it together
Now use your ruler and measure the images thus trimmed to fit onto the mat board. Cut the board according to the size of the mat board. If you like it, then you could also leave a little border around the edges of the picture. Once your pictures are cut and you have mat board cuts also, simply stick the images on the board with glue, tape or with a small amount of glaze. Let it dry and then move onto the next step.
Step4: Use glaze
Now to complete the look of the magnet, coat it with a dimensional glaze. It will seal the photos onto the board and also give a nice furnished surface. Put the glaze around the corners and then spread it on the photo gradually. You can use Modge Podge Dimensional magic for glazing or something else too. Use a straight pin to pop up any air bubbles on the surface. It will take atleast 24 hours for the picture to dry and if you want to prevent any dust from settling in, then cover the image with a plastic cup during the process.
Step5: Make the pictures magnets!
Now you can use the magnetic tape to make the photos magnetic. Cut the strips of magnetic tape of your desired length and then peel the paper back so that it gets stuck to the pictures thus cut.
With the last step you are done with the task of making magnetic photos. Enjoy!