Check out my fridge, covered in pictures of my babies! You, too, can achieve such a cool (ha) fridge!
Here’s the deal: there are companies that will make you magnets out of your Instagrams (and lets be real, the best pictures any of us are taking these days are on Instagram), but they charge $15 bucks for 9 magnets, and they aren’t very big. Meanwhile, I was recently informed by a friend that Walgreens has a cool new app that, among other things, connects directly to your Instagram and prints 4×4 prints at your nearest store for you to pick up in just an hour or two. For 39 cents a pop. So, using my rudimentary math skills (aka a calculator, because I am an English and Poli Sci major, and math makes me cry), that’s $1.27 cheaper than the pre-made magnets per picture. The savings shrinks a tiny bit when you take the added step of turning the prints into DIY magnets, but bear with me:
1 sheet foam board, or, if you’re extra thrifty, 1 cardboard box
A bunch of Instagram prints
Photo Corners (like these, which are less than $5 for 250)
Craft magnets (Amazon sells bazillions for like a nickel each) + glue gun if you don’t get the magnets with adhesive backing
- Affix pictures to cardboard or foam board using photo corners
- Cut out squares
- Glue and/or affix the magnets to the back of said squares
- Stick all over your fridge
- Laugh at schmucks paying $1.20 more per magnet for their StickyGrams that look tiny and puny next to your awesome creations
The bonus of using the photo corners as opposed to gluing the pictures directly to the foam/card board is that you can easily change out the pictures and reuse the magnets over and over again! Which will work great for me as my whole fridge is pictures of the Bufflo Gals, and they tend to do this pesky growing up thing, which means I need to update the pictures regularly.
3 Replies to “Easy DIY: The InstaFridge”
Your photos are so pretty and colorful. They are a perfect accent to your fridge. :)
(Chocolate ice cream is always a great accent to your fridge, too. :) )
Thanks for the idea! I used the app yesterday after you ig’d it. Jed will be getting 5 magnets for Father’s Day. I found magnet paper at Joann’s so I’m using that.
This idea is great and will be a perfect gift! I will have to buy a magnet board for my hallway because this would be perfect! -Partydimetime.com
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