Tuesday, May 20, 2014

DIY Family Photo Fridge Magnet

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The DIY family photo fridge magnet that I’m sharing is my first photo-related craft in a long time. Reason being, my old printer has broken down and I’ve been too lazy to head to the photo shop to print photos. Plus, with the kids, the focus has been on making crafts for them and with them, and my own love for scrapbooking has taken a back burner. So thanks to Canon PIXMA for roping me into this awesome family oriented project, and getting my hands itchy again!

It was truly a family project for us. EV chose the pictures, put the frame together and stuck the embellishments, with some help from me. AA helped with the frame while DaddySay gave us moral support, from in front of the TV (hee!)

Here are the materials needed for two magnets:
20 ice cream sticks (thick)
4 adhesive magnetic strips
2 photos of your own choice
4" x 6" photo paper (We used Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II PP-201)
A4 matte photo paper (We used Canon Matte Photo Paper MP-101)
Glue
Scissors

How to:

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To kick off this family portrait project, glue the ice cream sticks together to make the frames. For each frame, stick eight sticks side by side, with two sticks at the back (top and bottom) to secure the other eight sticks together. Set aside to dry.

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Print your family photos, as well as the patterned paper, tags and 3D stickers that can be downloaded from Canon Creative Park. Print the photos using the 4" x 6" glossy paper, and the rest of the materials with the matte photo paper.

Once dry, this is what the final frame looks like.

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Stick the adhesive strips on the two sticks at the back.

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Cut the patterned paper to size, and glue them to the frames, one patterned paper for each frame. Stick the photos on top of the paper.

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There are many tags and 3D sticker designs that you can choose from. Make your choice then cut them out. Glue them to the frame. For the 3D stickers, follow the instructions provided to make them.

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There you have it! A completed DIY family photo fridge magnet!

For more craft ideas, including paper crafts like animals and vehicles origami, do visit Canon Creative Park and Canon PIXMA Town.

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Did I tell you that Canon PIXMA printers print wirelessly, thanks to its mobile printing solutions that allow printing from a phone, tablet, or even the cloud? Definitely makes printing so much more convenient.

This post first appeared on the OMY Canon PIXMA 'We Are Family' Craft blog. Do hop over to check out more kid-friendly, fun and easy activities by fellow bloggers. Or, read more of our family craft projects!

Disclaimer: We were provided with a Canon PIXMA MG6470 printer as part of the Canon PIXMA 'We Are Family' project. No monetary compensation was received. All craft ideas, opinions and images are my own.

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