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Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet

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
Twine
Round magnets, one for each photo
Tools: Glue stick, scissors or cutting board, hot glue gun

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet

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.

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet step 1

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.

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet step 2

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.

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet step 3

Press it to the plain colored cardstock.

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet step 4

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.

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet step 5

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.

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet step 6

Trim each one, again leaving a 1/4″ border of plain cardstock.

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet step 7

Measure and cut a piece of doubled up twine long enough to hold all of your photos, with room in between each one.

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet step 8

Hot glue the photos to the twine. Add magnets over the twine and in the center of each photo square.

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet step 9

Hang on the refrigerator!

Mother's Day Photo Chain Magnet

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.