Tutorial: How to make a Polaroid Magnet Frame

By Brittni • Updated on 02/13/2024

I found these magnets on Photojojo a few weeks ago, and thought, ” These are cool. I can totally make ’em.” So, that’s exactly what I did.

This project couldn’t be any easier! You only need a few supplies and a couple of minutes to make your own polaroid magnet frames. They are super addictive. Here’s what you need to recreate this project at home…

Materials: White Magnetic Sheet (the heavier the weight the better- you can find quite a few different types here on Amazon), Ruler, Pencil or Pen, Xacto Knife

How To: Scroll below for step by step photos. Quick note– In the step by step photos I had a real polaroid in order to get the dimensions correct. I will give you all the correct dimensions below, so there is no need to use your own polaroid here, unless you really want to. 1. Turn your magnetic sheet over (white side down). Black side facing up. 2. Get out your ruler and draw a rectangle that is 4.25 x 3.5 inches. 3. Use your ruler as a straight edge and cut the rectangle out of your magnet sheet with an Xacto knife. 4. Now you need to cut out the inner box to make your magnet actually look like a polaroid. 5. Measure and mark 1/4 inch around three sides of your rectangle (top, left, right). 6. And then for the weighted bottom, measure 7/8 of an inch. 7. Grab your straight edge and the Xacto again and cut out the inner box. Flip it over, grab a few photos and enjoy!

Looks just like the real thing, doesn’t it? And here’s a few style shots (you know I love a good style shot when it comes to tutorials)…

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this will be great for my science project!!!!


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That’s so cute! I’m definitely going to give this DIY a go 🙂


Ton idée est génial ! Merci beaucoup pour ton tutoriel !


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How wonderful Liesl. I didn’t even know I was featured. But I’ll head over and check it out. Glad you found me.


I just must make these…I saw a link to your how to on the lovely “It’s Simply Love” blog and feel I must make them! Thank you so much for such a wonderful DIY!

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That’s great Katie. Thank you for including me tutorial in your roundup!


These are so cute! I love them! I featured these on my blog here:
come take a look!


Thanks Sophia. Great question. I rounded the edges of the square and made a circle and then punched a tiny hole at the top and decorated it to look like a little ornament. Then I threaded string through the hole. I thought I would use them as fun little gift tags over the holidays, that can then be used as a magnet. Kind of multi-functional I guess. 🙂 Does anyone have any other ideas?


Found your blog through another blog… love this post! But any ideas on what to do with the inner box magnet that you cut out?


Thank you Mayi (as always, you are sweet as can be).


i’m crazy for all your DIY projects!!! how funnnn!

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These are awesome. Thanks for the tutorial 🙂

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Thank you Jinnie. Glad you like my little tutorial.


This is so neat! Why didn’t I think of this before? ^^


Thank you Julia. I had no idea that they were available at Urban as well. But yeah, this project is way cheaper than any store bought version.


That’s quite nice. I saw those frames at Urban Outfitters but they were way too expensive. Lovely tutorial!


Thanks so much Katie. And thanks for stopping by the blog and leaving a comment. A crafts folder, huh? I think I need to make one of those too!


incredibly cool project thanks for the dimensions this is going in my crafts to do folder.


Thank you Tif. I hadn’t thought about people with white fridges (unfortunately). Well, if have a magnetic chalkboard lying around, that would do the trick too.


love it! what a great idea … if only i didn’t have a white fridge. lol.

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