DIY Personalized Magnets For Mother’s Day {With Fujifilm Instax}

These 90's inspired personalized magnets are the perfect Mother's Day DIY project for the mom who has everything. Not only are these custom magnets practical and stylish, they are quick and easy to put together as well. For this project, all you'll need is some blank magnet sheets, Mod Podge, and some fun photos taken with your Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 9.

DIY personalized magnets

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It’s time to start thinking about that perfect gift for mom. Instead of getting mom the traditional flowers or gift certificate, why not make her something unique and useful?

These 90’s inspired personalized magnets are the perfect Mother’s Day DIY project for the mom who has everything.

Not only are these custom magnets practical and stylish, they are quick and easy to put together as well. 

For this project, all you’ll need is some blank magnet sheets, Mod Podge, and some fun photos taken with your Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 9 camera.

A little about my Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 9 Camera:

This is the first INSTAX Mini I’ve owned. I was a little skeptical about the quality of picture I’d be able to get with this little camera – but I wasn’t disappointed. All my pictures turned out great. Taking the perfect picture was so easy. I just turned it on, turned the dial to the setting that was lit up, snapped my picture – and got the perfect picture every time. I loved the bright colours, and how easy it was to use. This beautiful compact camera packs a whole lot of awesome features, too:

  • Prints high-quality pictures instantly  – Watch your picture develop in just 90 seconds.
  • Has a selfie mirror built-in – Always take the perfect selfie.
  • Close up lens attachment included – As close at 12″.
  • Flash – Always fires for the perfect shot.
  • Fast shutter speed – 1/60 seconds.
  • Brightness adjustment dial – Automatically lights up the most suitable setting: Indoors/Night, Cloudy/Shade, Sunny, or Sunny/bright.
  • Hi-Key mode – Allows you to take pictures with a softer impression.
  • Huge selection of film options – Different colours, themes, and prints. Check out the whole selection HERE.
  • Awesome accessories: Grab a case, photo album, or pegs to go with your INSTAX Mini.

Some product shots of my beautiful Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 9 in lime green

GREEN Insta camera laying down on a marble countertop. This is what a fujifilm Instax 9 camera looks like when it's turned on. This is that a Fujifilm Instax 9 looks like from the frount when turned off. This is what the side of a lime green Fujifilm Instax camera looks like. This is what the back of the Instax camera looks like. This is what the top of a lime green Fujifilm Instax camera looks like.

You can check out all the Fujifilm INSTAX products on their site HERE

And on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, PINTEREST, YOUTUBE, and INSTAGRAM

DEAL ALERT: FUJIFILM is offering a special discount! The Mini 9 will be on sale from May 4 – 13 & SP-2 printer is on sale until May 17! 

DIY Personalized Magnets for Mother’s Day

What you will need: 

  • Small paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Mod Podge
  • Magnet Sheets
  • Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 camera and film. I used the Instax Mini Film to take my pictures.

How to create your personalized magnets:

5 Instax pictures with my Fujifilm Instax camera

Have some fun taking pictures of things mom loves with your Instax camera.

 

Picture of magnet sheets, Mod Podge, scissors, and small paint brush.

Gather the rest of your supplies.

 

Magnet backing cut for each Instax picture.

Cut the magnet sheets to the same size as the Fujifilm Instax photos. This will be the back of each magnet.

 

This is what adding the Mod Podge tot the back of te magnet seet looks like.

Using the small paint brush, add a thin layer of Mod Podge to the back of the magnet.

 

This is wo the picture.ok like when you glue the baking to the picture.

Glue the photo to the magnet backing.

 

This is what your maget will look like with a thin layer of Mod Podge on it,

Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge on top of the picture. This will help protect your picture from wear and tare. It will go on white but dry completely clear.

 

5 Fugifilm Instax pictures with a cation written on the bottom of each photo.

After the Mod Podge is completely dry, you can use a permanent marker to add little captions to each photo. This step is completely optional – But it’s a way to personalize your magnets even more.

 

Green Fujifilm camera with DIY magnets

That’s it. Your personalized magnets are ready to gift to mom.

 

DIY Personlized magnet holding up picture on refrigerator.   

 

I love how these magnets turned out. It adds such a nice personal touch to an otherwise ordinary household appliance.

What do you think about this project? Will you be trying this easy DIY? Let me know in the comments below! Check out some more INSTAX Mini DIY projects HERE

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These 90's inspired personalized magnets are the perfect Mother's Day DIY project for the mom who has everything. Not only are these custom magnets practical and stylish, they are quick and easy to put together as well. For this project, all you'll need is some blank magnet sheets, Mod Podge, and some fun photos taken with your Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 9.

 

 

30 comments

  1. Deb B. says:

    This is definitely something I want to add to my wish list. I love instant photos – there’s just something so “real” about them. But what an ingenius way to put them up – as magnets!!! I’m so glad you posted the how-to instructions. It sounds super easy yet I haven’t come across that many photo magnets from instant shots on people’s fridge. Will def do this! Thanks!

  2. kumamonjeng says:

    I always think giving a DIY gift is the best if we can afford to make and have the time, why not! This is absolutely a great idea of doing personalized magnets with photos with our loves one.

  3. Esme Sy says:

    What a nice DIY idea! I’m planning to the same once I get my own Instax. Who says I can’t get it as a gift for myself first? lol

  4. Elizabeth O says:

    I adore this idea, this would make such a gorgeous and personal gift for mother’s day and is so very creative. You have done a great job.

  5. Agnes Vazhure says:

    That is such an awesome DIY idea. I will going to try this for our anniversary. It is easy to do and very cheap. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Preet says:

    What an amazing diy idea. It would be a great personalized touch to any gift or for just keeping the memories as magnets on the board or frigde within the house. I want to buy instax and this is one more reason to add to the list.

  7. Savannah says:

    I love, love, loooove this idea! I didn’t even know this camera existed, but now I must have it. In today’s society of instant gratification, these instant photos are amazing, and way more modern (:

  8. Ally says:

    What a small cute camera! I’ve never heard of it before, but it really does look like it can come in handy to do some crafting!

  9. Andrea says:

    such great ideas and presents for mothers day. all the DIY are always so much nicer i know my mom would love that so much more than something i bought her.

  10. Heather Reed says:

    My daughter just got Gus camera for her birthday so when I say I am SO EXCITED TO TRY THIS, omg I am!! Thank you for this post!!

  11. Jessica Taylor says:

    This is such a cute and unique idea! My daughter always makes something for me with her class, so I wonder if the teacher would do something like this?!?!

  12. Kiwi says:

    I have a Hello Kitty Instastax! I think this a good idea I love it and will definitely be making my own magnets!

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