Instagram Magnets for Super Cheap

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I love Instagram, yes I do! I love Instragram, how ’bout you?

I do. I adore Instagram. As a Droid smartphone user, Instagram only became available to me last summer though before that I had Insta-envy. For those who don’t know, Instagram is a photo sharing app for smartphones where users can add various filters to their images giving them a unique and funky look. While the photo filter part is very fun, my favorite part of Instagram is getting a peek into the everyday life of the people I follow and my very favorites to follow are my far flung family members.

Most of my images are of my babes as we are a little wanting of sweeping mountain vistas here. :) However, the only way I was getting enjoyment was through looking at them on my phone. I wanted them in physical form and I knew we would like the magnet version.

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Sweet J really likes the Instagram magnets. I actually had to remove them from the refrigerator for a time because he was pilfering them and hiding them all over the house.

His favorite hiding place is right underneath the fridge.

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Here’s what you need:

-printed Instagram images
-cutting blade
-adhesive backed magnets – I used these which I bought for $6.90 (4-4″ x12″ magnet strips)

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First, print the Instagram images. I used Photoshop to make a image grid. To coordinate with the magnets I purchased, I resized the images so each was 2″ x2″.  On a 8.5″ x11″ piece of paper, 12 images fit with plenty of margin space. Don’t have Photoshop? There are a number of other programs you can use that allow you to dictate the image sizes. Work with what you have.

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Once the images are printed, trim away the excess paper. Again, with the magnets I purchased in mind, I cut it down to a 2-image column with 2 1-2 image stacks. Cutting it this way made the next step very simple. If you want to add a clear coat to protect the printed image, add it before cutting the images apart. It’s less work that way. :)

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Peel away the cover on the magnet’s adhesive and carefully stick down the images. Cutting it as I did made this step a cinch.

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Using a sharp cutting blade, cut out each individual magnet. Trim away any excess magnet which again, because of the measurements used, there shouldn’t be much.

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That’s it! Real Insta pics for all to enjoy.

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If you have trouble choosing which images to print like me, just print a bunch. It’s so easy and cheap, why not have a lot, right? I was able to get 12 magnets from each sheet and after doing the math, the price for each magnet is around $0.14 – pretty darn good.

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Are you on Instagram? Come say hello! Find me @amy-thisheartofmine.

Take care.

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Amy Christie

Amy is a wife, mother of two and a maker. Making is her thing whether it is food, DIYs or photos of her children. Follow Amy on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Bloglovin, Twitter, and through her once-a-month newsletter to keep up with the latest from this heart of mine.

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  • whitney @ thecurtiscasa February 22, 2013, 8:36am

    aww these are so cute! i need to do these for sure!

  • Christine February 22, 2013, 9:51am

    As a fellow instagram addict I absolutely LOVE this idea!!! I’m not sure there is enough room on my fridge now…

    Thanks so much for the awesome tutorial!

  • liz February 22, 2013, 11:39am

    Love this. We’ve been considering ordering some Insta-magnets, but this looks way cheaper!

  • Michelle DuPuis February 22, 2013, 3:44pm

    Ha ha! I started working on a post about making Instagram magnets the day before you posted this! I guess great minds think alike. ;-)

    • amy christie February 26, 2013, 11:16am

      What a wonderful compliment. You are all sorts of cool so being like you is awesome!

  • Ellen Christian March 1, 2013, 10:41am

    What a neat idea. I’d love to have some of my Instagram photos as magnets!

  • Amanda November 27, 2013, 9:26am

    Is there any other programs you know of that you can use to do this? I don’t have Photoshop :(

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