Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Easy Mother's Day Gift Idea - Photo Magnets

Here is a craft that uses things from around your house.  My mom is getting these photo fridge magnets.  What you will need are a few lids, some construction paper or craft foam, magnets, scissors and glue.

I have been saving lids for a while, so I went through my stash and got some ones that I thought would be good for this.  Turns out that the pickle jar lids worked the best for me.

I got some cutie pictures of the kids printed up.

I traced the lid onto the picture where I wanted it to be cut.

I made a few petals and cut them out.  I then used those as a guide to trace the others.  I let the little man do the last few.  I cut the petals out while he cut the ones he drew out.  He was not in a picture taking mood.   :-(

I grabbed some fridge magnets that I have been given by businesses (and other stuff) and cut them up.  I glued the petals to the outside of the lid.  I also glued the magnets to the middle.

I cut simply placed the cut pictures into the lids.  They popped right in and I didn't need to glue them.  If you accidentally cut them too small, you might have to glue.   

I gave them a test run on our fridge to make sure they will stick.  They turned out great, as least I think so.

So I thought of this project a few months back knowing I would do it for Mother's Day.  I was secretly thinking how clever I was.  Turns out I'm not.  A few weeks ago, I saw this post and realized I am not so creative after all.  At least great minds think alike, huh?

What is the least amount of money you have ever spent for a Mother's Day gift?


  1. Oh, those are so cute! I'm going to have to remember this project for when I go back to teaching!

  2. I did that a few years ago for Christmas ornaments. I hot glued paper clips on the back to hold it on, but they didn't hold super well.

  3. Wow, those are totally adorable! I'm sure your mom is going to love them!

  4. Cute idea!

    I bought canvases at Michaels today for 40% off and then the boys made butterflies with their footprints(right foot on the left side, left on the right, then paint a body in the middle) I fit all three boys' butterflies on one canvas for each of the grandma's. :)

  5. Of course you are creative... just great minds think alike.
    Great idea!

  6. I love it! Today while I was giving the girls a bath, I was brainstorming for something they can make for my mom. These are fabulous! And my mom loves magnets!

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