Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet
School photos. We all have them, lots of them. Seems inevitable that we end up with a surplus of photos, no matter how many relatives we mail them off to. The little wallet sized photos are perfect for craft projects, such as Christmas ornaments, greeting cards, and this cute photo chain for Mother’s Day!
You will need:
School photos – wallet size
Recycled cereal box
Scrapbook paper or patterned cardstock
Solid colored cardstock
Round magnets, one for each photo
Tools: Glue stick, scissors or cutting board, hot glue gun
Safety note: Grown ups should handle the glue gun. If you prefer not to use a glue gun, instant grab glue is also available at craft supply stores.
Use a different piece of patterned paper for each photo. We’ll be using a recycled cereal box as the backing of each one to give them strength and make them more durable.
Cut a section of the back of the cereal box, big enough to accommodate the number of photos that you have, plus extra for cutting. Cover it with glue stick.
Press it to the plain colored cardstock.
Cover the back of your photo with glue stick and press it onto the patterned paper, be sure to leave a border of about 1/4″. Repeat for all photos and trim the edges leaving a 1/4″ border all the way around.
Next you’ll glue the bordered photos to the plain cardstock with the cereal box backing. Glue each of them far enough apart that you will have room to cut around them.
Trim each one, again leaving a 1/4″ border of plain cardstock.
Measure and cut a piece of doubled up twine long enough to hold all of your photos, with room in between each one.
Hot glue the photos to the twine. Add magnets over the twine and in the center of each photo square.
Hang on the refrigerator!
Project created by Amanda Formaro for Kix Cereal. Amanda is a well-known craft expert and has been writing and crafting on the Internet for over fifteen years. Find out more on her blog, Crafts by Amanda, where she shares tutorials with step-by-step photos for adults and kids alike.
Photo credit and special thanks to Heather Mann of Dollar Store Crafts.