I saw these awhile back, forgot about them, and then Pinterest brought them back into my life.
Polaroid magnets? Genius! How cute would these look on our boring fridge?
I am sort of thankful I didn't do it back then because I wasn't familiar with Instagram yet. When I saw these again, I immediately thought that they would look way cooler with Instagram photos than just regular old photos. And a major plus was that these types of photos are already more square-shaped which fits perfectly in the Polaroid frame template (which I got from here along with the mini-how-to).
I decided to make mine a little bigger - I didn't want to have to squint to see them. Here's how they looked in the end.
I just used my Pages (office) program and photo paper to print the pictures out. Then I cut them.
Instead of chipboard, I used foam board which made them nice and thick AND foam board is already white...score! I used trusty-old rubber cement to paste them on and cut them out individually with an x-acto knife.
Then, I used a roll-o-magnets and cut two for each picture - one for the top & one for the bottom. I figured that way when the magnets are doing their job (you know, holding things on the fridge), then I have the option of putting the magnet on any way I'd like.
The end result: an awesome&cheap magnet. This one is featuring my handsome hubs in all his glory.
Here's our refrigerator friend before...
And here he is after...
I seriously love cheap-o projects like this one. I had all of the supplies except the magnets and foam board which cost me less than $5 (coupons to A.C Moore are always a steal!) and now I have left-overs to make some more (Did you notice we didn't have any photos of Owen Schrute? He can be a little camera shy & a crank so we will have to nab him at some point...).
I sure do love Instagram & am looking forward to putting them on canvas someday.