DIY Instagram Magnets

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Finally, a project! Today I’m going to show y’all how to make Instagram magnets. They are really easy to make and a lot cheaper than ordering them from one of those websites.


First, you need your Instagram pictures. I used followgram – just replace my Instagram name with your Instagram name to see your feed. Click on a picture and right-click to save.

Next we’ll use PicMonkey. Select Create a Collage – click the layout button (the one with the rectangle and 2 squares) – click Square Deal and choose the 3 x 3 option

Now we add our pictures. Click the image button (the one that looks like mountains and the sun) – click Upload photos – select 6 photos

And then the finishing touches. Click the background button (the paint tray) – change the spacing to 0 – save collage

OK, we’re almost done. Open the picture to edit – select crop – use the drop down to select 4x6 – position the crop feature around your picture (it should fit perfectly) – click apply – save your picture


Now to print – I had my picture developed through Wal-Mart’s 1-hour photo. You can upload your pictures online and then pick them up in the store. But you can use any store you like or print them out yourself. 19 cents later, I had my print.
You also need a magnet sheet - I found this one at Michael’s for $2.79. It also comes in a roll for $9.99, which might be a good option if you plan on making a lot of these.


The magnet sheet I bough is adhesive, so you can just stick your picture on. If you can’t find the adhesive one, you can just use spray adhesive to mount your photo. If you plan correctly, you can fit 8 Instagram pictures on 1 sheet.


And finally, cut your pictures out! You can use scissors if you are talented enough to cut a straight line. I’d recommend a ruler and utility knife (don’t forget to protect the surface you’re working on) or a heavy-duty paper cutter – that’s what I used.
And here they are on my fridge (holding an RSVP card that need to be returned):

So, 6 Instagram magnets for about $3 – cheaper than ordering them online (9 for $14.99)! If you want to make more than 6, I’d still recommend 4x6 prints. Normally, they are a lot cheaper than 8x10 prints. Let me know if you have any questions - or if you end up making some for yourself!

Are you on the Instagram bandwagon? I don’t post pictures very often, but you can find me at SAMTJH22 if you are interested. If you have an account, leave your user name so I can follow you. 
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18 comments:

  1. This is so awesome! I've got to try it. Thank you so much for sharing this :-)

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  2. These are so cute!!! And it's so perfect that you posted this since I'm FINALLY on instagram! Your instructions are awesome- cant wait to do this!

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  3. This is an awesome project, and clearly a sign that I really, really need an iPhone so I can be the last person on earth to use instagram.

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  4. OK - LOVE! I so need to do this!! Thanks for the awesome tip

    I featured this on my blog today:
    http://christinasadventures.com/2012/08/sunday-features-87.html

    And I pinned it too:
    http://pinterest.com/christinasadven/20-below-features/

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  5. Bam. Doing this. Yay. Especially since I'm an Instagram blower-upper! hehe

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  6. This is awesome! I'm obsessed wit Instagram right now and this DIY is simply perfect.

    Thanks for your visit earlier on my blog.

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  7. Ooooh this is brilliant! Bookmarked this for a weekend project - also loving picmonkey (which I had never heard of before)! Thanks for the introduction!

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  8. What a cool idea! I love picmonkey! I don't put anything on my refrigerator but I do have another spot for them that would look perfect :)

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  9. Great idea! Will be pinning for future x'mas gifting =) Hope you're doing well! xo

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  10. so sweet and so easy to make, love them. and ho9w cute are those dogs!

    would love it if you could share this on my linky party Serenity Saturday, that runs from sat-thurs @ www.serenityyou.com

    Natasha xx

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  11. I'm in LOVE with this tutorial. THANK YOU for sharing. Throwing my son his first birthday party--1st Year in an Insta. These will be perfect to include with the party favors!

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  12. Instagram has many power users with very few tools.
    InstaPower User has more than one tool.
    Follow/Unfollow tool: see how many followers have liked or commented as well as if you follow them back or not.
    Comment response tool: manage your posts, see how many comments and how many replies you have made (included @username in comment)
    Ghost Identification: find the followers who do not comment or like your posts. You can then decide to unfollow or remove one by one or all ghost users.
    Problems Solved.
    Like twitter bots, no need for webstagram, instafrmanger, instafollower
    Why You need it?
    One tool does it all - for real instagram users
    Why fund it?
    I need your help to make it better and to make it succeed.
    How funding will help?
    I am asking for your help to beta test, improve my application, improve the user interface, eliminate bugs and help me create the perfect icon. Any extra funds will help speed up the development time of the iPad and iPhone version. I am really looking to get as many people involved in this project as possible. The success of these apps are solely dependent upon the support of the users.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ibeninja/instapower-user-instagram-power-user-tool?ref=card

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  13. Nice collection of instagram pics. I just like to share about the best photo sharing apps.

    get more instagram followers

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  14. This was so helpful! Thank you for sharing! Blogged about my project with a link to this post. :) http://www.leemeandthegirls.blogspot.com/2013/09/instagram-ing-it-up-how-to-just-for-you.html

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  15. Hi, I like your blog, it is so well designed. We Manufacture, Supply & Export Electromagnetic Materials, Electromagnetic Separators etc from India.
    Thanks for sharing with us.

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  16. Thanks for sharing. And to think I only print instagram photos, it never occurred to me to make magnets out of them. What a great idea! They would make great Christmas gifts.

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  17. This is such a great step-by-step post! Thank you!

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