My husband has been doing lots of construction and remodeling at his office.  He’s building custom wood plank cubicles and creating a lounge/eating area, which includes a built-in wood table.  He’s been busting his bum for quite some time now, so it’s nice to see his hard work come together so nicely.  I’m proud of him.  He’s so handy (not to mention handsome too)!  Hehe.

Anyhow, today he asked if I wanted to come to the office and craft while he does his construction thing, and of course, I grabbed my craft box and tagged along.  As we were walking in, he said to me, “There’s a box of scrap wood right there if you want it.”  I wagged my tail with delight!  I was so excited!

Wood Scraps

So the first thing I did was sort all the wood into sizes.  That in itself gave me such a great thrill!

Sorting Scrap Wood

Then, I started brainstorming ideas.  Do I paint?  Do I make magnets?  Wall art?  Since our two year wedding anniversary was just last week, I decided to print out some wedding photos and make mini magnets, and I am so happy with how it turned out!

Here are the materials I used:
Square Pieces of Wood (4)
Mod Podge
Adhesive Magnet Cards
Paintbrush
Scissors
Printed Photographs

I covered some of the photographs simply because I’m not sure if it’s okay for teachers to post you-may-now-kiss-the-bride pictures.  I honestly think it’s fine since they’re wedding photos, but I’d rather just play it safe.  So the hearts you see aren’t really part of the magnets.

Wood Magnet Materials

1)  Select pictures, place them onto a Word document, and print them out on regular printing paper.  Then, cut out the pictures, and position them onto the wood so that you can still see the knots.  Fold over any excess paper to create a crease/line to cut.

DIY Wood Magnets

2)  Once you position all the pictures where you want it, use a paintbrush to apply Mod Podge to the back.  Then, stick the pictures onto the wood.

DIY Wood Photo Magnets

3)  Cut the magnet cards, so that it’s slightly smaller than the wood, and stick them onto the back.Wood Photo Adhesive Magnet

4)  Optional: If you happen to have any type of clear sealing spray, I would give it a spray.  Since I didn’t have any, I left it alone.  I considered putting Mod Podge over it, but I didn’t want to risk smudging the pictures.  I was happy with it as is anyway.

Wood Photo Magnets

Mini Wood Photo Magnets

A late anniversary gift to myself.  I love it!

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