Hi everyone! Kate here with another hybrid project for you! These magnets are so simple and super fast to put together. Perfect for Mother’s Day (this Sunday!), a neighbor gift, or a “thank you” to someone.
Photo-editing program – like PS or PSE
2-inch tiles (from the tile section at your local hardware store)
Sanding block (or some sandpaper)
Mod Podge and a small brush
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
1. Create your images in your photo-editing program, print, and cut them out.
The tiles I used were just shy of 2 inches. I wanted a small white border around the edge so I made my images 1.75 inches square. Here they are, all ready to go –
2. Take your sanding block or sandpaper and run it across the tops of the tiles several times. This roughens up the smooth surface so the paper will stick better. Spray both the tile and the back of the paper with spray adhesive. Let it get tacky before adhering the paper to the tiles.
3. Take your small brush and apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to the paper, making sure to get all the way to the edges of the tile. Let that dry and then apply a second coat.
4. Once the tiles are dry, it’s time to add the magnets. I used hot glue.
And that’s all there is to it! It took me about 20 minutes plus design time to complete the three tiles.