I know it isn't an extremely unique DIY, I've seen it floating around blogland/pinterest. But Instagram magnets are seriously easy, fun, cute, and most anyone (especially a mom!) will love them!
use them to make a collage...
...they can help you hang up fun things on your fridge...
...or just be there to give you reminders of happy memories all on their own!
I used this tutorial from Megan at And Here's to You, Mrs. Robinson. I didn't do everything exactly as she did, but pretty close. I left more white space around each picture, like she wished she had done. And I didn't use a paper cutter, just scissors to cut the pictures out, because I didn't have a paper cutter handy. I loved her instructions on making and printing out the collage, they worked great for me!
While working on these, I made the mistake of stacking them on top of each other. The magnets sometimes left a little mark on the picture they were sitting on (major bummer, but they still were fine enough to give her!), so that is why, when I gifted them to my mom, I had torn paper in between. Plus it kinda looked cute that way!
- small tiles at Home Depot for under $3
- magnets at Home Depot (and then got smart and ordered a bigger amount off of Amazon for around $5)
- created the collage on picmonkey (free)
- printed the collage at Costco (less than $2)
- mod podge and brushes, already owned
- glue gun to glue on magents, already owned
Good luck! It was too hard to narrow down a few, so I made my mom a ton. She can either rotate them out and change things up occasionally—or just have a fun collage on her fridge, even if she doesn’t need to hang anything up.
I am working on printing off a collage to make myself a few. This is a project that comes together quickly, once the collage is printed. My favorite kind!
These could also be a fun gift for a dad (either your own dad or husband) if he has a magnetized filing cabinet or something where he works. I am trying to think of other ways to "back" the tiles (like a heavy duty thumb tack?) so they can be used on other surfaces. Any ideas?!