Photo Magnetism: Super Simple Photo Magnets

Created with Sketch.

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3

Simple is the name of the game with these photo magnets.

Using only a few ingredients you can turn small photos into awesome pieces of refrigerator art.

They are fun to make, easy on the brain and cute as all get out. Once you make the first one you’ll want to start an assembly line of relaxation. A very productive assembly line of relaxation.

Simple, short and sweet. Score!

Make Super Simple Photo Magnets

Why It’s Cool

Sometimes it’s nice to have a project to do that doesn’t take much set up or clean up… AND that makes a super cute finished product!

These photo magnets fit the easy bill and dazzle like special little gems showcasing your memories.


  • Photos
  • Scissors
  • A Quarter
  • A Pen
  • Glue that will adhere to glass and metal (we used “Liquid Fusion”)
  • Small circular magnets (.75 inch in size)
  • Clear glass circles – they look like large squished down marbles and are usually labelled “decorative fillers” at the craft store

STEP 1: Ring Around the George Washington


Use a quarter to trace a circle around the part of your photo that you want to turn into a magnet.


STEP 2: Cut a circle


Cut out the circle you just traced.

Make sure you cut off the pen marks because those will be magnified if ya don’t get rid of them.

STEP 3: A light layer of glue


Place glue on the flat side of a glass circle.

Get a nice thin even layer on the entire back of the circle. A little goes a long way.

STEP 4: Make it permanent


Place your circular photo face down in the glue.

Hold the image down in the glue for 30 seconds to make sure the photo doesn’t drift around.

STEP 5: Glue the magnet


Place a light layer of glue on one side of the magnet.

Adhere the magnet to the back of the the photo you just glued down.

Let the glue dry for a couple of hours, and you’re all set (cuz so is the glue)!

Taking It Further

  • Place a set of the photo magnets in a mint tin for a sweet and simple little photo gift.
  • Words and phrases look cool under the glass circles…take photos of text you’d like to have magnified up on your fridge.
  • Cut all of your circles from the same photo. When they’re on the fridge they’ll be a tiny photo puzzle.

You love love, and you love it big time. So, go BIG this Valentine’s Day.

Print up a 3 foot x 4 foot Engineer Print to show your love BIG time.

Read along to see three fun ways to spread the love to friends, crushes and soulmates using photos!


1. Mailbox Surprise

Just fold up your Engineer Print, pop it in an envelope and mail it to your long-distance love.

Parabo Press’s EPs (as the cool kids call ‘em) are printed on extra thin paper, perfect for easy hanging and mailing too!

Yeah, your print will get creases in it, but we just love the idea of your giftee unfolding and unfolding and unfolding to reveal the biggest Valentine they’ve ever received.


2. Pin the Heart on the Babe

We may have spent a bit extra time on this part of the photoshoot in the Photojojo Office … this game is serious fun! Everyone gave it a go.

Print up a photo of your favorite heartthrob, cut out some hearts, procure a blindfold, give the first contestant a good spin, and watch them just try to find their way to that cutie’s heart.

It’s the perfect pastime for a Galentine’s Party or a cozy night in – just you, mood music, a box of chocolates and an EP of Michael B. Jordan.


3. Surprise! I love you!

Engineer Prints (available in color and B&W) are the perfect width to tape in your
standard door.

Tape your face looking into a room with an inward opening door to give your favorite someone a BIG surprise.

Just make sure your intended recipient is in the room when you stick up that print.



What are you waiting for?


Three Lovely Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Using Photos

We get it. You need the perfect costume idea.

Whelp, if you like snapping photos and having fun (you sound like our favorite kind of person) look no further!

Check out four easy costume ideas that’ll get you all the best candy (full size only).

Inspector Gadget

Fill a trench coat with gizmos and give your friends a fright followed by relief when they realize you did not dress as a streaker.



Hang the Photo Rope from your neck and use magnets to hang your favorite photos. You’re everyone’s favorite stream of photos. *Liked*


  • A Black Outfit
  • Photo Rope
  • Square Prints (get ‘em free from Parabo Press)

A Beautiful Unicorn

Throw magical colorful clouds around, wherever you go! The more color you fling the more colorful your costume will become.


A Real-Live Photo Booth

Document your favorite costumes and hand out prints as you go. You can even charge your pals for print … just like a real photo booth.


Do you have a super photo-related costume idea? Tell us over on Instagram – we’re @photojojo. Or, show us with #photojojo.

Simple and Silly Costume Ideas for Photographers

The World’s Most Amazing Gear

Go shopping
[api_products count="3" slug=""]