Hi friends, I have another resin project for you today! These DIY Photo Magnets are fantastic for displaying some of your favorite photos in a functional way. Rather than using generic magnets, make some fun photos into magnets to hold the papers on your fridge! Or these would be great for teachers to make for the classroom with the faces of their students. So many options! Here’s a quick and easy tutorial on How to Make Photo Magnets tutorial using resin in milk bottle lids.
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- EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
- Milk Bottle Lids
- Disposable measuring cups
- Disposable stir sticks
- Paint Brush
- Micro-butane Torch
- Vinyl Gloves
- Photo prints
- Ultra Seal or other Multipurpose Glue Sealer
First, you need to cut your photos to size. Use the bottle lid and trace around it. Cut out the circle just inside the traced line.
Next, use the ultra-seal or other glue sealer like ModPodge to adhere the photos.
Paint an even coat of the sealer inside the lid.
Place the photo into the lid and press down evenly.
Once they are all adhered inside the lids, let the glue sealer dry.After the glue sealer is dry, get ready to mix your resin!
Mixing Your Resin:
Gather all your resin supplies (see supply list above.)
For 12 magnets I used a total of 6 oz. of resin. So, add 3 oz. of Part A of the resin to your marked cup.
Pour an equal amount of Part B, the hardener, into the cup. Mix it together until clear (approx. 30 seconds-1 minute)
After it is mixed thoroughly, pour it into a second cup. This is the two-cup method is the fool proof way to make sure the resin is completely mixed. This prevents any uneven curing.
Pour the resin:
Next, you will slowly pour enough resin into each lid, being careful not to over pour. It is helpful to have a mixing stick in your other hand to stop the resin from dripping between pours.
Finally, use the micro-butane torch to pop any bubbles that you see. If you don’t have a torch, you can exhale over the top of each one and the carbon dioxide from your breath will pop bubbles. I typically use the torch for bigger projects like this, just be careful not to burn the resin (or lids!)
Leave the resin in a dust-free space and let it cure for 24 hours.
When they are all cured, super glue a magnet to the back of the lid.
There you have it, beautiful DIY Photo Magnets using resin. This is such a quick and easy project (aside from the 24 cure time). Just picture how beautiful your fridge will be with these personalized magnets on the entire thing. They’d make great gifts too!
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