How To Make Photo Magnets

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to create custom photo magnets in a few simple steps. These personalized magnets can be used on fridge, car, and more. And it’s also a perfect gift for your special ones.

How to Make a Photo Magnet in 4 Easy Steps

There are 4 basic steps to this project. Watch the video to see how it’s done and follow along with the detailed instructions below.

Step 1
Assemble your materials
Step 2
Get your image ready
Step 3
Apply the image to the glass gem
Step 4
Apply the magnet to the glass gem
Step 1
Assemble your materials

You will need the following materials for this project:

  • Photos printed on paper
  • Glass Gems
  • Magnets
  • Scissors
  • Pen
  • Hot glue gun, E6000 craft adhesive or any clear glue
Step 2
Get your image ready
  • Download a free trial of Corel PaintShop Pro here
  • Find a photo or image you like and open it with PaintShop Pro
  • Resize the image to fit the size of the glass gems
  • Print the images on a photo paper or scrapbook paper for better quality
Step 3
Apply the image to the glass gem
  • Place the glass gems on your photo
  • Use a pen to trace around the glass gem
  •  Cutout the shape you just traced with scissors (make sure to cut inside the line)
  • Apply E6000 glue(or any clear glue for glass) on the flat side of the gem
  • Smooth the glue with your fingers or a toothpick to get a thin even layer
  • Carefully place the photo onto the gem
  • Press firmly on the photo to remove any bubbles
  • Wait for 10-15 minutes to let it dry
Step 4
Apply the magnet to the glass gem
  • Use the hot glue gun to apply a small amount of glue to the back of the gem (on the back of the photo which you glued to the gem)
  • Adhere a magnet to it
  • Let the glue dry completely and it’s done!

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    • gilliandarby says

      Hi Gary, you should be able to find the materials at a craft store (for example Michaels if you’re in North America) or a dollar store. Or on Amazon.
      Best regards,
      The Discovery Center team

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