Raise your hand if your little ones love playing with the magnets on the fridge! It’s great when you’re working in the kitchen and need to keep an eye on him while you cook. Now you can give kids something fun to play with that you totally don’t mind displaying on your fridge year-round. This DIY sequin shaker photo magnet is the perfect craft to do just that.
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This DIY sequin shaker photo magnet is so easy to make! It’s fun to play with but it’s also beautiful to display, plus it makes an awesome gift! Click To Tweet
All 3 of my kids went through this phase at some point in their childhood. The letter magnets were popular and then we got these monster magnets. They let the kids build their own monsters on the fridge with different faces and features. That’s what inspired this shaker photo magnet. It’s fun to play with but it’s also beautiful to display. You know how much I love multi-function decor.
These also make a great gift for grandparents. They’re so easy to make and you can fill them with pictures of all the grandkids. It’s a win-win for everyone.
DIY Sequin Shaker Photo Magnet Materials
- Large Magnetic Container with Lid
- Photo of Choice (make sure the subject is small enough to fit inside of your container)
- Black Marker
- Acid Free Mounting Squares
- Loose Sequins
- Quick Dry Tacky Glue (Optional)
First, clean your magnetic container. Make sure the inside is free of any dust or debris.
Then use your container as a stencil to trace a circle on your photo with black marker.
- If you are unsure if the photo subject will display properly when cut, use the lid of the container to check. It lets you see what part will be visible in your container.
Next cut out your photo inside the traced line using scissors.
Test your cut photo to ensure it fits inside of your container. Trim any extra edges as needed.
Once your photo fits, attach mounting squares to the back of your picture.
- Don’t be tempted to use glue to attach your photo. I made that mistake with my first container and it destroyed the photo. The mounting squares secure the photo without damaging it with time.
Then attach the photo to the bottom inside of your magnetic container.
Next, add a small line of E6000 around the inside edge of the container lid.
Before attaching it to your container, sprinkle some loose sequins in the center of lid. Try to avoid letting them touch the glue as much as possible.
Now carefully place the bottom of your container into the glue-lined lid.
*Important* Do not flip your container over. If you do, the glue will run and damage your photo.
Allow your container to dry, face down, for 24 hours.
After the glue is dry, flip your container over.
Lastly, glue sequins around the edge of your container lid. I used quick dry tacky glue to attach mine because it dries faster (duh). However, if you don’t have any, you can use E6000 to attach the sequins and then allow it to dry another 24 hours.
I love how this DIY sequin shaker photo magnet turned out (the second one at least). Use it as a way to display your favorite vacation or family photos and to occupy little hands while you work on dinner. Plus, it’s budget-friendly enough to make an awesome gift for grandparents, friends, and extended family.
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I’m a nerdy, crafty mom of three adorable little kids. I love writing and creating, but in my non-existent free time I also love karaoke, taking my kids to the zoo, and reading. I got my degree in Science (no idea how that happened) but I took every English class I could get my hands on because, yeah, I’m that girl.