IPhone Magnets

This project is for the geek in us all.   Do you know someone who is obsessed with their IPhone?   Make some Iphone app magnets for them. Made with printed online images of the apps onto white cardstock and some Dimensional Magic they are simple and easy to customize. 



Square magnets

Mod Podge

Mod Podge Dimensional Magic

3M Sanding Sponge

Exacto Knife

Self-Healing Mat

App Icons Printable


1.   I had some magnets from a friend who is a pharmaceutical rep. He gave me a couple of sets years back that was just in my stash.   I used a razor blade to remove the drug logo from the magnet.

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Note: If you can’t find square magnets you could always use Scrabble tiles to adhere your images to them and then add a magnet on the back.   They are not perfectly square but would work in a pinch.

2.   Then I just searched online for the different IPhone icons and then sized them to fit.   I used Microsoft Word and printed them out in color on white cardstock.   Click here for printable.   You can click on each icon and adjust the size if you need to.

Iphonemagnets (6)3.   I cut out one of the icons and used Mod Podge to glue it in place.   The image is a tad larger than the magnet. (I had to use the Angry Birds icon because I think the fascination with the game is hilarious).

Iphonemagnets (7) 4.   After it was dry I flipped it over and using an Exacto knife and a self-healing mat I trimmed the excess.

Iphonemagnets (9) 5.   Then I used a 3M sanding sponge and sanded the edges of the paper downward (as to not remove the image from the magnet) to make it all nice and trimmed.Iphonemagnets (17) 6.   Lightly coat the top of the image with regular Mod Podge to seal the image.   Once dry, spread Mod Podge Dimensional Magic on top starting around the edges and moving inward.   I put on as much DM as it will handle without running off the edge.   So it is a nice thick coat.   Iphonemagnets (18)

Iphonemagnets 7.   Leave it on a flat surface to dry for 24 hours.Iphonemagnets (16) 8.   When dry the icons are imbedded under a shiny bubble.   Package them up and give them as a geeky gift.



  1. Thank you for such a great idea!! I know exactly who I am giving this to… my cousin and her husband! They will love it!

  2. those are so cute! might just have to try it!

  3. Krista Benskin says

    Such a perfect gift idea for my techno geek hubby-he will never see them coming. I might have to make myself some angry bird app magnets too-I looove that game 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Sanctuary Home says

    What a cool project! imagnets. iloveit! Very creative!
    Susan : )

  5. I love these they are so much fun, and easy peasy to do!

  6. Marie {Make and Takes} says

    These are INSANE!! I LOVE them! Especially that Angry Birds one, my kids would go gaga for that (so would my husband!) I've added this to the M&T Spotlight: http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

  7. Mod Podge Amy says

    This is awesome! Such a great one for the guys. 😀

  8. Julie {Angry Julie Monday} says

    LOVE these!!! LOVE!!! Such a great and easy project!

  9. MaryAnne Wendt says

    I actually bought these for a friend from Urban Outfitters. What a great idea to make them yourself! Thanks!

  10. Art by Julie H. says

    These are great! Thanks.

  11. Very Creative-my computer geeky husband would L-O-V-E these. Thanks!

    Came across a very useful app the other day actually. Want to share the luv. It's called CardStar. You input all your shopping cards: Grocery discount cards, Best buy rewards, library card….etc. etc. It then makes the bar code on your phone, freeing up space in your purse/wallet.

  12. How fun is this!! Love the idea, and it can be used for so many different items. Thanks for the directions!!!

  13. kami @ nobiggie.net says

    Where's Fruit Ninja?! 😉

  14. Laura @ The Steen Style says

    Oh this awesome!! Thank you so much.

  15. Amanda Brantley says

    Yet another reason why I LOVE you even more….my hubby will love these, especially the angry birds…LOVE!!!

  16. Alison@ishareprintables says

    Cute idea! This one is getting a thumbs up on stumble!

  17. These are awesome! I have a friend who would love this!

  18. tale of many cities says


  19. Stephanie Smith says

    These are great. Came over here from One Pretty Thing.

  20. Hahaha I love these! Will definitely be making some for all my apple store friends!

    Estate Jewelry

  21. Carrie at In the Hammock Blog says

    this is so adorable! i love it!!


  22. Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com says

    These are so fun, Beckie!! Great idea!

  23. Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com says

    These are so fun, Beckie!! Great idea!

  24. Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com says

    These are so fun, Beckie!! Great idea!

  25. Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com says

    These are so fun, Beckie!! Great idea!

  26. Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations says

    How fun are these! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  27. love this! i featured it on my blog, here: http://punkprojects.blogspot.com/2011/02/make-it-monday_14.html

  28. These are so funny and thanks for opening my eyes to mod podge dimentional. I have never heard of it, but now I've got to try it.
    These magnets would be the perfect gift for my mac cousin who almost quit his job when they went from apple to ordinary pc.
    Thanks for sharing.

  29. I love the angry birds one! my geeky hubby would love these. HMMMM his birthday is coming up i think this would be a fun project for my teen daughter to do!

  30. Thanks Beckie for posting these! It was just in time for Valentine's day. 🙂 I made these for my husband– he LOVES his iPhone! He thought what a great idea these were. He even said- Such a great conversation starter!!

    Thanks again!!


  31. LOVE THIS! Very creative!

    Extreme Personal Measures

  32. Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com says

    this is so cute!! What a fun idea! Would love for you to come link up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings. http://www.ladybug-blessings.com

  33. This is an awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing!!

  34. Thank you so much for this tutorial – I love it!

  35. Shanae Branham says

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  36. Madigan at madiganmade says

    These are too cute, Beckie! Where do you find dimensional Mod Podge? I've been searching for it and our Michaels/AC Moore does not have it.

  37. Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com says

    These are so great! I featured them today here http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/02/crush-of-the-week-33/ if you want to check it out!

  38. cute! geeky gifts are great! we are having a link party if you would like to come join! http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-make-your-blog.html

  39. So funny! And I really love the angry birds one too! I'll have to do something like this for my son – he is obsessed with his itouch!

  40. Hahaha I love the angry bird one!

  41. Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand says

    These are fabulous. I'm going to make these for myself…since I'm an iPhone addict!

    Your newest follower, from Tatertots and Jello linky, Jessica @ myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

  42. This is a great project Beckie. Just thinking how fun these would be for a teenager's room. Not that I have a teenager, but boy that would be cute 🙂

  43. LOVE this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  44. Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand says

    I've featured you….please stop by and grab a button 🙂


  45. Kim @ KimsKandyKreations says

    What a great idea. I had to share it on my Shout Out Sunday blog post.


  46. Such a cute idea! 🙂 I just wanted to let you know I’ve included it in our apple crafts round up on FaveCraftsBlog: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/link-love-apple-crafts-in-memory-of-steve-jobs/

    Please let me know if you’d be interested in publishing craft projects/tutorials with us!

  47. these are just fantastic. I am a self-confessed Iphone addict so I will be definitely making these for my fridge. Thanks for the idea!

  48. Thank you Beckie for including the printable to make these app! I made a set for my kiddos and their new “teen lounge” that I am creating. I think their awesome and they do too. I have a post going up tomorrow where I share my version and a link back to you for the idea! Thank you again!

  49. Such a good idea! I love how these turned out! These would be a perfect gift for the men on our lists! Thanks for sharing. (PS: I linked back on my DIY Guy Gift Roundup:http://www.homesweethomebodies.net/2011/11/diy-guy-gifts-roundup-of-my-favorites.html)

  50. Thank you so much for the great idea. I just finished making them and waiting for them to dry. What a great idea and our son will love these. Easy, they look great and it is wonderful to make a one of a kind gift!!! Thanks again, very much appreciated!!

  51. For others who have made this already, where did you find thick square magnets? Or did you use the Scrabble tiles as suggested? Thanks!

  52. My daughter is making this for her uncle. We just printed out the icons and will be gluing them to the backs of some little glass tiles I had on hand. They are a perfect little gift! Thanks so much for sharing!

  53. I made these this last week. They were a hit for all. Thanks for the idea.

  54. Another great idea and a great gift for someone that has an iphone.

  55. Hi there! I love this idea 🙂 What size magnets should I buy?

  56. Sharon Oslin says

    I love this idea, and will be making some as Christmas gifts for a few of the guys in my family. I was wondering though where you found the nice clear container to store them in. I have been looking all over for ways to package them up – and that one seems perfect!!

  57. Kimberly Ahn says

    Wow! It is such a GREAT IDEA. I never would have thought this by my own!

  58. Alyssa B says

    I made these and it worked out great, except that the images bled and look pretty bad. I read over the tutorial again and realized I forgot to seal them with modge podge! Fail.
    I used a roll of adhesive magnets from JoAnn’s and cut them square to fit. I got the rounded edges by cutting them really slowly and carefully with scissors.
    I’m ripping the images off of the magnets and I’m going to try again. (At least I don’t have to start completely from scratch.) They did look okay, except for the blurryness. I’m sure they will look great once I re-do them.
    Thanks for sharing!

  59. What a fantastic idea, my brother would love this if I made it for him. Hope mine turns out as good.

  60. This is a great idea! Hubby would love these!!

  61. If you can’t find dimensional magic use super gloss in a thick layer, looks just as good. My girlfriend and I did this project and it’s so fun! She drew her own icons of anime and cartoon characters too!


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