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?

6 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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  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. :)

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

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  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!

    By the way, I tagged you at
    http://flyinggigglesandlollipops.blogspot.com/2010/05/photo-tagged.html

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