These cute photo
magnets from far away look nice, shiny, and decorative, but a closer
look will reveal your child's face inside the stone, smiling back at
you! This is a neat effect and the craft is amazingly simple
to do. This would make a perfect gift for a Mother or
Grandparent. The photo magnets are made from clear flat
marble stones, which are usually used as a decorative element in the
bottom of clear vases or around candles. You can buy them in little net
bags, at most discount stores and definitely at the craft store! Check
the by the floral section and/or by the vases and candles.
clear marble stones
- A digital photo of the
person's face you want to include
- A computer and
color printer, and printer paper
medium (such as Mod Podge)
- Small button magnets
1. If you have photo editing software,
scale down the photo of your child's face to the size of the glass
marble. You may need to print it a few times to see what size
works. Then use the crop function, and crop the photo in the shape of a
circle. If you do not have photo editing software, you can
reduce the size of the photo using your printer settings, and you can
do the circle cropping by hand using your scissors. Print the
photos on regular printer paper, not photo paper. The image
may not be quite as good, but the photo paper is too thick for
decoupaging. Set the printer setting on "best" quality
possible, and increase the ink volume used. This will help
create a good image.
Carefully cut out the photos from the paper. Then,
brush on some decoupage medium to the back (flat side) of each stone.
Adhere the photo to the stone, facing the picture side onto
the back of the stone on the glue. The photo will show
through the other side. The glass also has a magnifying
effect so the face will appear bigger. Then, brush decoupage
medium over the back of the photo and around the glass stone to seal
everything in. Allow to dry.
3. Glue on a small
button magnet to the back when the decoupage is dry. Try to
use a nice strong magnet. Nothing is worse than having a
magnet that cannot hold anything up on the fridge. Enjoy your
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