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DIY: Colorful Magnets for Mother’s Day

So fun and colorful! How to DIY these Colorful Magnets for Mother’s Day | Tan coloridos y divertidos! Aprende a hacer estos imanes para el Día de las Madres | Live Colorful (click through for tutorial)

One of the things I used to love when I celebrated Mother’s Day back in Mexico, was opening my mom’s old photo albums and looking through our baby pictures. It was sweet to remember all those moments with my mom and celebrate with her.

So this year I wanted to make something with pictures for my home too, to continue in some way with the tradition.

And since sometimes it’s difficult to look at all those special pictures if they are in a photo album or our cell phones, I decided to make these colorful magnets that were so easy and fun to make, and I can put them around the house, on the refrigerator, in the office or anywhere other metallic things I have, like our metal bedside tables. I thought they looked pretty cute there.

So fun and colorful! How to DIY these Colorful Magnets for Mother’s Day | Tan coloridos y divertidos! Aprende a hacer estos imanes para el Día de las Madres | Live Colorful (click through for tutorial)

MATERIALS:

So fun and colorful! How to DIY these Colorful Magnets for Mother’s Day | Tan coloridos y divertidos! Aprende a hacer estos imanes para el Día de las Madres | Live Colorful (click through for tutorial)

STEPS:

  1. Print a few pictures.
  2. Measure, mark and cut little basswood squares. Mine are 3” x 3”.
  3. Paint the basswood squares. I painted them white and added a few colorful strokes.
  4. Glue the pictures and add a layer or two of Mod Podge.
  5. Wait until they dry and glue a couple of magnet strips on the back.

So fun and colorful! How to DIY these Colorful Magnets for Mother’s Day | Tan coloridos y divertidos! Aprende a hacer estos imanes para el Día de las Madres | Live Colorful (click through for tutorial)

So fun and colorful! How to DIY these Colorful Magnets for Mother’s Day | Tan coloridos y divertidos! Aprende a hacer estos imanes para el Día de las Madres | Live Colorful (click through for tutorial)

These would also be awesome coasters too, like the ones I shared here. To make coasters follow the same steps but skip adding the magnet strips at the end.

So fun and colorful! How to DIY these Colorful Magnets for Mother’s Day | Tan coloridos y divertidos! Aprende a hacer estos imanes para el Día de las Madres | Live Colorful (click through for tutorial)

If you are a daddy looking for ideas to make with the kids for Mother’s Day, this one is so fun and easy and the kids will have so much fun choosing their favorite colors for mom.

So fun and colorful! How to DIY these Colorful Magnets for Mother’s Day | Tan coloridos y divertidos! Aprende a hacer estos imanes para el Día de las Madres | Live Colorful (click through for tutorial)

10 Responses

  1. Mrs. AOK says:

    I LOVE these!!! I’m thinking I need to send my husband this link :-)
    XOXO
    Dean

  2. I like this idea for students to do in the classroom! If I’m back in the classroom this coming school year, this will be a fun activity for them to do! :)

  3. These are so adorable! I love your blog and all the color. You have inspired me to use more color in my vida. I’m not so crafty but you make these look so easy.

  4. That is such a sweet and personal gift. I love it. It’s a great idea! I need to get some pictures printed and I had no idea what to do with them, I’m going to do this but with regular sized photos. Thank you for the idea Elba!

    • Magnets, coasters, keychains, bookmarks.. there are so many ideas!! I just love crafting with pictures a lot! I feel like I need to buy a better printer because I could cover my entire house with pictures if I could.

  5. it’s simple and beautiful, i will do it for my kids’ room. Thanks for sharing <3

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