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Heart Photo Magnets

By: Crafts by Amanda
February 5, 2014

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Heart Photo Magnets
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While Valentine’s Day is a great time to make anything heart shaped, these magnets are perfect any time of year. These would make an adorable little engagement or wedding gift and are just great for young couples in love.

Items needed:

  • Americana Decou-Page (Glue-Sealer-Finish) 2oz - Americana Decou-Page Matte
  • Americana Spray Sealers/Finishes 12oz - Americana Matte Spray
  • Photocopy or print out of a special photograph
  • Wooden hearts
  • Paint brush

Instructions:

To make these heart shaped magnets, I used some Americana acrylic sealer spray to prep the photos I printed out, and Americana Decou-page to attach them. The paint color for the hearts is Americana Burgundy Wine.

Instruction #1 - heart photo magnets step 1
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These are fun housewarming gifts too, or make one for your best friend. They are easy to make and are so cute!

Instruction #2 - heart photo magnets 6
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Before you do anything else, print out your photos and adjust them to fit on your wooden hearts. Place the heart over the photo and trace the heart shape.

Now you can paint the hearts with Burgundy Wine and set them aside to dry.

Instruction #3 - heart photo magnets step 2
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Meanwhile, spray the front AND back of the photos. You can see I didn’t bother spraying the entire sheet, just the area with the photos.

Instruction #4 - heart photo magnets step 3
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Let the sealer dry for about 15-20 minutes. Using sharp scissors so you get a clean cut, cut out the heart shape, cutting inside your tracing lines. You may need to trim the photos more to fit on the wooden hearts.

Instruction #5 - heart photo magnets step 4
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Paint a thin layer of Decou-page onto the red hearts.

Instruction #6 - heart photo magnets step 5
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Paint a thin layer of Decou-page onto the back of the photos. They may curl up on you…

Instruction #7 - heart photo magnets step 6
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Just carefully flatten them out and let the decoupage medium dry, it will only take about a minute. What you’ve done is prepped your paper and your surface which will help avoid bubbles and wrinkles.

Instruction #8 - heart photo magnets step 7
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Paint more Decou-page onto the heart and place the photo on top of it.

Instruction #9 - heart photo magnets step 8
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You’ll have a few seconds to get them positioned before the decoupage medium begins to dry. Be sure to smooth the photos out and make sure there’s no air underneath.

Instruction #10 - heart photo magnets step 9
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Paint a generous, but not dripping layer of Decou-page over the photo and all the edges.

Instruction #11 - heart photo magnets step 10
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Let the decoupage medium dry, it will dry clear.

Instruction #12 - heart photo magnets step 11
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When dry, turn the hearts over and attach a magnet using a “dollop” of Decou-page. Let the magnets dry before using.

Instruction #13 - heart photo magnets step 12
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You are now ready to use your magnets or give them as gifts!

Instruction #14 - heart photo magnets 4
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Be sure to visit Crafts by Amanda  for more projects and to learn more about Amanda.

Comments

Simple but informative article !Loved the idea.

Jack

November 13, 2018

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