DIY Picture Magnets

Got another fun and quick project for you! These picture magnets make great memory keepsakes, gifts or even party favors. And all you need are a few supplies. I made this set as a present for my little sister, Tania, and her boyfriend.

DIY Picture Magnets

Materials needed:

  • 2×2 tiles (I got mine at Menards, a 36-tile slab for less than two dollars)
  • scissors
  • photo prints (same size as tile if it’s not beveled, a little smaller if it is)
  • ModPodge and sponge applicator
  • E6000 glue
  • magnets

DIY Picture Magnets materials

First, trim all your pictures to the desired size.

DIY Picture Magnets pics

With a sponge applicator, apply some ModPodge to each tile and place pictures on top pressing firmly.

DIY Picture Magnets glue

Then, apply another thin coat of ModPodge to the top of the pictures making sure to go over the edges where the photo meets the tile.

DIY Picture Magnets dry and prep

Once completely dry, I like to apply a thin coat of Matte finish, so the light doesn’t affect the picture when in display.

DIY Picture Magnets seal

Remove each tile from the sheet and cut or tear off the glue pieces it comes with.

DIY Picture Magnets cut and trim

With some E6000 glue attach the magnets. This glue is the best for any project that needs some heavy duty hold. It’s quite smelly too…

DIY Picture Magnets glue magnets

Use some heavy magnets, since the tiles are going to be on the heavier side.

DIY Picture Magnets magnet

Once dry, they are ready to be displayed on the fridge. I love how it is a clean way display pictures on your fridge without making it look clustered.

DIY Picture Magnets with tiles

Simple and fun! My kind of project.


  1. These are so fun! Love how simple they are to make!

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