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Hey there.

Welcome to Quarter-Life Living, my outlet to help others bring style and sophistication to their twenty-something homes. Everyone deserves to love where they live, no matter the square footage.

DIY MINSTAGRAM MAGNETS

Anyone else out there KINDA addicted to Instagram? Yeah, thought so. Well now you can capture your favorite shots and feature them on another gallery: your fridge!

I made these DIY minstagram [mini Instagram] magnets a while back, and they still get me a ton of compliments when I have guests over. Now, I know you might be thinking, "yeah but how difficult/expensive are these things?" That is the best part: I was able to make thirty in about an hour, and the materials only cost about $10-$25 depending on what you have access to already.

GET YOUR GEAR

  • Woodsies Squares - I found mine at Michael's, but you can also buy them online here for $7.
  • Mod Podge - You can find this at any craft store or here for $4. 
  • Brush - Snag this one specifically made for Mod Podge, or use one of your own like I did.
  • Super Glue - Any type will work, although this is my favorite container style for $5.
  • Magnets - I found these at Michael's, and I liked how thin they were, but these are $6 and look heartier, in case you want to use them to hang up thicker paper.
  • Printed Pictures - Copy and paste your favorite photos into a Word document, and digitally resize the picture to fit the measurement of your Woodsies squares (mine are 1" square, but I also made a few larger ones). 
  • Scissors - If you don't have any already, and also need guidance as to where you can buy a pair, then you should probably sit this one out.

Got it all? Good. Now channel your inner-Martha Stewart and follow the steps below.

LET'S GET CRAFTING

Step 1: Put on your favorite playlist, obviously. No activity should be done without a soundtrack.

Step 2: Cut out your pictures.

Step 3: Dab a tiny dot of super glue onto the back of your picture and secure it to the Woodsie. 

Step 4: Mod Podge over the photo to seal it to the Woodsie square.

Step 5: Set it aside to dry, and move on to the next photo tile.

Step 6: Once all of the squares are dry and the photos are sealed, super glue the magnets on the back and voila! You've got your own set of minstagrams!

Oh... and pro tip: Mother's Day is fast approaching, and I'm sure your mom would love a little homemade gift (plus it can't be as bad as all of your elementary school art projects).

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