Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Tutorial on Tuesday

I had so many requests for the magnets, so here are the instructions...

1st you need the little wood tiles. I bought mine at Joann's. They come in a little bag like this...




(this is off of Joann's website. This is obviously not the exact ones. These are hearts. I did the square ones, but the hearts would be cute too. I just wanted to show you that they came in a bag.)


Then I painted them with black paint. I also think that they would be cute if you painted them with other colors. My girls have a magnet board in their room and I think that I am going to make them some, but paint them with bright pink and green.


Then you need wallet sized pictures. I cropped mine in photoshop, but that is a pain to do unless you know photoshop and how your photo center prints them. So wallets will work just fine. Cut them to fit the wood tiles.
Then you get out the modge podge. (who doesn't love modge podge? It is awesome) Put a layer on the tile. Put your picture down and then apply another coat of modge podge.
Let dry. Add 3 more coats of modge podge.
When dry spray with acrylic clear coat. I would use a couple of layers of spray, but allow to dry before adding the next coat.
And you are done. They are really easy, really cute, and really cheap to make!





6 comments:

Ashley said...

Thanks! I'm definitely going to make some!

Meesh said...

Aren't you the crafty little mom!!!!! I love it. They are adorable but of course, they have your little ones on them. I'll bet the grandparents loved them for V-Day. How is Britania doing? If you get a chance email me her update @ misheleshaheen@yahoo.com Love you,
Aunt MiShele

jbbastian said...

Adorable!! You always have cute ideas.

Tweeb and Danyette said...

I am totally going to make these so thanks for the idea and instructions.

tanya.... said...

way cute and easy! thanks for another great idea:)

Lauren said...

I love those! I want to make them!