I crafted these magnets as a birthday present for my boyfriend’s mother — Apple enthusiast — by loosely following the instructions in this tutorial, which calls for supplies I didn’t have readily available.

The required magnet coating, Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, was not available at any of the crafting Meccas around town (most notably Michaels and A.C. Moore), but I eventually stumbled upon it at a local Hyatt’s. I also purchased square magnets at Hyatt’s, then sanded the edges to make them app-worthy. In future, it may be easier to print the app icons on cardstock and then use Aleene’s paper glue as per this nifty tutorial for Pantone chip magnets.

I think they turned out quite nice-looking, though. Another victory for homemade gifts!

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