How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

Creative Upcycling with DIY Seed Catalog Magnets

What gardener doesn’t love flipping through the vibrant photos of a seed catalog while dreaming of the coming gardening year? The absolute best flowers and vegetable examples are photographed in all their glory and plastered on the pages to brighten up a dreary winter. Seed catalogs are packed with stunning photography that gardeners can appreciate, so instead of tossing it into the recycling bin once your seed order is placed, why not get a little crafty? These seed catalog magnets are easy to make and will bring the garden to your fridge no matter what the season.

How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

Seed Catalog Magnets

Materials

How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

Make it!

Look for clear glass cabochon gems, which are widely available at craft stores. They look like clear marbles with a flat side. They magnify and give depth to the seed catalog photos.How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

Flip through the catalog and find a few photos that you like. Place a cabochon on a photo to frame it, and use a pen or pencil to mark where you will cut the paper.

Cut out the images from the seed catalog.How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

Paint the front of the images with Mod Podge and attach the image face up (glue side up) to the flat part of the cabochon.How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

Trim the edges with the scissors, then apply another coat of Mod Podge to the back of the image to seal it. Let dry completely.How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

When the image is dry, use a hot glue gun to attach magnets to the back of the image.How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

Display your seed catalog magnets on the fridge or give a collection of them as gifts.How to make magnets from the gorgeous photos in seed catalogs

About the Author : Stephanie RoseAn artistic gardener aiming to feed the body & soul through an urban potager garden & a community veggie plot in Vancouver.View all posts by Stephanie Rose

  1. Johanne Lamarche
    Johanne LamarcheMarch 13,17

    Love this idea! Thanks.

  2. Beth
    BethMarch 15,17

    Wonderful, can’t wait for the Garden Catalogs! Thanks :O)

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