Mike got his Father’s Day present early (he saw The Beach Boys in concert!) but I have been making him some little gifts to open from Annie next Sunday. It’s not truly your day if you don’t get to unwrap a present. Or you know, pull presents out of a bag, let’s remember who would actually be in charge of wrapping here.
I bought some magnet paper at Office Depot right before Mother’s Day, but I didn’t get a chance to use it before May 13. Magnet paper can be pricey – anywhere from $15 up for five sheets. With that in mind, I suggest using the entire sheet to really get your money’s worth. I grabbed four of Mike’s favorite pictures of Annie and fit them onto an 85″ x 11″ sheet in my editing software (I used photoshop, but anything that allows you to resize and rotate photos will do).
The photos were no more than 320 pixels in their biggest direction. I still had some room on top, so I wrote our names out. Now we have our own magnets for things we want to display on the fridge.
After I printed the magnet sheet, I let it dry for a few minutes. They looked really great. I carefully cut them, and ta da!
The magnets look amazing – almost the same quality as photo paper. It’s such an easy gift, and 100% customizable and personalized. I think I’m going to make some of these for my own dad, but just pictures of me, to remind him constantly that I’m his favorite.
If you can’t find magnet paper, don’t fret! Buy a clear magnet photo frame. They are sold at every frame store, at Target and Wal-Mart, and I’ve seen them at a bunch of different drug stores. Buy a few, then print out your favorite pictures on an update of this photo from last year. Thoughts?
Another method is to take all those freebie magnets you get from pizza places and other businesses and cover them with your printed photos with a bit of glue or ModPodge. You can also put stickers on them and cut out to make your own fun fridge magnets. It makes a great project with kids!
I like to print out a large photo that is the entire magnet sheet. Then cut it up in a large grid with 3 rows of 3 or 4 to make a puzzle out of it. Then you can arrange the puzzle pieces on the fridge.
Awesome idea and I needed one for fathers day so thanks!
The picture of Annie at the beach is priceless!
Amazing. Do you think you could do the same thing with some kind of sticky magnets that go on an actual picture? I really want to do this!
What a fun idea!!! Thank you for the suggestion!
And while all pictures of Annie are adorable, I love, love, love that close up one one of her (at the beach, lower right corner)!!!
Annie really looks like Maddie in that picture in the upper right hand corner–amazing!