I first saw this darling idea and tutorial on Pinterest here - and I have had it on my to do list for a while!
I LOVE how tiny they are, and polaroids are so fun and nostalgic.
They are actually very simple to make, and I made a couple of sets of Polaroid Magnets as gifts for an anniversary, a birthday and Valentines Day :)
And you know what's fun? If you want to give these as a gift for a friend, you can go on Facebook and use some of their profile pictures (open up the pic, right click and say "Save Picture As"). That way, it is easy to make it a surprise!
Here are the supplies you need:
Sticky Back Magnets (I used magnetic tape I found at the craft store in the exact width I needed for the mini polaroids!),
and The Pictures.
Go over to Ambrosia Creative because she has a file you can download straight into photoshop that makes creating these mini polaroid pictures a snap! It is a template for the polaroid shape, that you drop your pictures into, and it is all sized to print out as a 4x6 picture!
If you don't have photoshop, you could do this in Powerpoint (although the quality wouldn't be quite as good). The "polaroid" shape is really just an offwhite rectangle, and you could put a little square picture inside it, offset so you have extra white space at the bottom.
You could also take printed pictures, and cut out small portions and piece this together by hand with some white card stock as the background.
They are assembled by cutting out each polaroid shape, putting packing tape over the top of the photo (to protect it), and attaching it to the adhesive magnet (which you have cut to the correct size).
I also spray painted my magnet edges white, so that the 1/8" thick magnet edges extended the "polaroid" look.
So, if you love magnets as much as I do, you will love making these cuties!
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