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Making a Jar Lid Photo Magnet

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Reuse the metal lids from empty jars to make decorative photo magnets. This is a guide about making a jar lid photo magnet.


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October 1, 2015

I love projects that use items that would otherwise be thrown away. I also love magnets and pictures of my babies. This wraps all 3 into 1 fun little project. It's useful too!
These are so easy that even kids can make them as gifts for their grandparents. Who wouldn't love that?

Total Time: 20 minutes?

Yield: 1 magnet


  • 1 clean jar lid
  • 1 photograph
  • Mod Podge
  • glue gun
  • flat back gems
  • magnet
  • pen
  • scissors
  • ribbon, optional


  1. Using any size lid you want, place it over your photo and draw around the outside with a pen.
  2. Cut your photo out, remembering to cut more inside the lines than you normally would. It's got to be a little smaller to fit.
  3. Put a nice thick layer of glue on the inside of your lid.
  4. Add your photo, press down gently.
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  6. Start hot gluing your gems. Anything would do, faux pearls, beads, or tiny shells.
  7. See? I decided to leave off any ribbon. The gems gave it enough bling. :)
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  9. Now grab your magnet and hot glue it to the back of the lid.
  10. You're all set!
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  12. Now you can display your kid's artwork with their smiling face! :)

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October 22, 20150 found this helpful

What a good idea. Love the kiddo in the pic.

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