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Photo Magnets

We needed some more fridge magnets and I thought it’d be fun to make some glass tile photo magnets of my fuzzy kids.

You can find a lot of tutorials for making glass tile magnets on Pinterest, and they’re all variations on the same theme. Here’s how I make photo magnets…


First step is to print out photos that you want to use for your magnets and make sure they will fit in the tiles you have.

I’ve discovered that printing on regular paper or cardstock works better than printing on photo paper. Photo paper smears very easily and gets blurry when Diamond Glaze is applied to it.

Trace the tile onto your photo.

Cut out the traced shape. I’ve seen people use an x-acto knife for this step which might work better for you. I’m a little terrified of knives because I’m extremely accident prone so I try to stay away from them.

Put a dab of Diamond Glaze on the glass piece and spread it across the entire tile with a toothpick.

Place the photo facedown onto the glaze. Press down to make sure all the air bubbles are out.

You can also flip it over and press down to make sure all the air bubbles are out. Wipe away any excess that leaks out.

Diamond Glaze is water soluble so you can clean up any messes with a damp towel.

Repeat for all your photos. Wait 10-15 minutes for the glaze to dry.

Flip the tile over and put another layer of Diamond Glaze on top of the photo. Spread the glaze out with a toothpick, sealing the photo in.

Wait another 10-15 minutes for the glaze to dry.

Put a dab of superglue onto the back and drop the magnet on.

And that’s it!

Once your glue is dry, you can put your photo magnets on the fridge.

You can use the same technique with other printed materials like stationary or a design you print out yourself. If you don’t want to purchase resin tiles, you can also use flat backed marbles that are found in most crafts stores.

Here are some other magnets I’ve made over the year. Anyone else out there a World of Warcraft fan? =D

Pirates of the Burning Sea


Marcus isn’t playing WoW anymore so he’s been looking for another MMO that’s more lowkey, and decided on Pirates of the Burning Sea. I’ve been trying it out with him and it’s been pretty cool! It’s free so no harm in checking it out. I utterly suck at boarding ships though. I keep accidentaly shooting them instead. >.<

I thought I’d share my utterly froofy-looking pirate. (Actually we’re playing French cause pirates way outnumber everyone else.) I was totally thinking of what Lord Akeldama’s boys would be wearing when I picked the clothing ’cause I just finished reading Gail Carriger’s Heartless. LOL

Warning: WoW babble ahead!

Sorry for anyone who doesn’t want to hear but I feel like rambling. =)

I did Kara for the first time yesterday. The noobs (absenceofmind, sesame_seed, and me) did not cause a party wipe and there was much rejoicing! Considering what a nervous wreck I was going into it, the whole thing went rather well. Of course, that was mostly ’cause we had our super duper sempais (who have been coaching us for the last couple of months) dragging us along.

Aki and I got spectacularly SQUISHED by the Strawman during the Opera Event and the entire party wiped once on Moroes, but we one-shotted everything else. We got as far as the Curator before calling it a night which was way farther than we originally planned to go .

It was pretty awesomely fun… in a mind meltingly stressful kinda way. I’m sure I’ll be fine after we do it… 8-9 more times. ^__^’

Anyways, that’s it for WoW babble. =)

Oh, isn’t the drawing cute?! lorelai drew it for me. I’m a Tauren druid (a big fat cow for people who dunno WoW) and my name is Ikarous so she drew me a cow falling out of the sky. LOL

In other random news, my opera teacher asked me to perform in June. Ohgeez. I haven’t practices singing in months. Gah.

Oh and I finally bought a new pair of in-line skates (after ziggybecket‘s garage ate my other 2 pairs). I can’t wait for the weather to get nicer so I can go skate! It’s been years since I skated on the streets. It’s not like you have to watch for sidewalk cracks and debris when you’re on ice so I’m praying for minimal wipe-outs my first couple of times out. @_@