DIY Mini Pallet Photo Magnets
I came up this idea of making mini pallet magnets after seeing a lot of people going crazy over the pallet photo transfer trend. If you aren't aware of that you need to make a google search. Pallet photos were in the trend years ago and it is again in the trend now. Some use mod podge to transfer just the ink like I did in DIY Image transfer on wood and some mod podge the photo print as such. As I have already discussed the image transfer technique, I thought I will show how to do the second method. I did not want to make a big pallet photo instead I am going to show you an easy method to make your own DIY mini pallet using dollar store tumble tower game wood blocks. Let's get started.
Arrange three blocks of wood as shown with little space in between to resemble pallet wood.
Secure them with two pieces of popsicle stick(cut them to size using scissors) on the back using E 6000 or wood glue, the DIY mini pallet is now ready. I did not have popsicle stick on hand so I used some pieces remaining from DIY embroidery ornament craft.
Cut the photo to the size of the pallet and use mod podge to glue to the pallet. Apply a coat to the pallet as well as to the back of the photo.Then paste the photo onto the pallet and smooth out any wrinkles.
Once the mod podge dries, use a craft knife and make the cuts following the spaces in between the pallet you created in the first step. Apply a top coat of mod podge and the photo pallet is done. This is one way of doing the photo pallet.
Click here to know the other way to do these photo magnets. I like this way best compared to the above method discussed.
Color the sides of the mini-pallet using acrylic paint. This is totally optional. I used the prominent color in each magnet to color the sides. For example, in the first magnet I used red color and in the second I used purple. For the rest two, I used black to color the sides.
Then, glue the magnets to the back of the mini-pallet to complete the photo magnets.
I love how these magnets turned out. Hope you will give these a try. You can add emoticons in the photos to add a fun touch to the magnets like I have done with the heart emoji in one of the magnets ;).(perfect mini-gift for Valentine's day). Let me know what other fun ideas you would do if you were to make these magnets. Share with me in the comments below. As always I will be happy to hear from you.
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Published February 4th, 2017 4:45 PM
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