Polaroid Photo Magnets

I stumbled upon this idea and thought I could do that (with a little modification) with items we have at home. I was planning on giving them to the grandparents and it seemed a very simple task. 

I did attempt to make some small photo magnets but I couldn't get them to look gift worthy. I was using regular paper and mod podge, just didn't look right. Always the spendthrift, I was trying to use items we had at home, but I unfortunately don't live in a craft store. Maybe one day.
Cute, but a little too grainy for gift giving
Not to be deterred, I came up with a slightly different version. I did have to buy some items, but it didn't break the bank. The magnets I made are bigger and use foam board. I edited my photos and added a polaroid border; then brought them to the store to print out. My printer doesn't print the best photos, obviously.
Now, after all the cutting to size, it was just a matter of gluing the photo to the foam board using mod podge. I contemplated putting a coat on top of the photo, but decided against it. It could go either way. The magnet strip has a sticky backing that holds pretty well. The foam board is lightweight, so that helps. Here are the finished products. 
I like them so much I even made myself some. I really like the idea of having mini photo magnets... I may have to revisit this with wallet sized prints.

Cost Analysis
Poster board sized foam board,  $2.76
Magnetic strip, $.69
Prints were $.28 each, I got 10, $2.80
I could have gotten the prints cheaper using the 1 hour machine, but I used the quick print by accident.
All the other supplies we had at home.

Total $6.25 for 10 magnets.

Shared with: Home Stories A2Z, The Winthrop Chronicles, Cherished Treasures, Nifty Thrifty Things

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