Tutorial on how to make decoupage magnets (pdf)

Shabby chic magnets I made
Here is an image of my finished magnets in shabby chic style!

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At my journalistic education we worked with Macs and did magazine layout in Quark Express. I’ve installed Adobe’s layout program InDesign because I want to know it too. While trying it out I did a tutorial on how to create decoupaged chipboard magnets! I saved it in PDF-format so that you all can have a look!

It’s free for you to download and print. I hope you like it. I had fun making it, but I wish my designing skills were better. But if anyone enjoys this I might do more tutorials in the future and maybe improve my layout skills a bit.

If you want to bookmark the tutorial please link to this post, thank you!

Free PDF: download the tutorial!

19 Responses

  1. That tutorial is so well designed and pretty — it’s a work of art in itself, Hanna.

    The process is very similar to the one I use for my map magnets, except I use wood pieces instead of chipboard, and the watercolor paper prints that didn’t work as prints. They’re time-consuming, but people seem to love them and they made GREAT Christmas presents this year.

    You can also take one image and cut it out across multiple pieces of wood/chipboard, so that it makes a magnet set, almost a puzzle.

  2. These are so pretty! I’ve been wanting to do a project with decoupage, but I’m not quite ambitious enough to do a piece of furniture. I think I’m going to send this tutorial to my 12 year old neice also, I think she’d like it. Thanks!!!

  3. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I can’t wait to try it. All the things you make inspire me. Your such a sweetie for doing this.

  4. Very nice. I’ll do these with a baby theme to go into the party favors for a baby shower next month. Thanks for the great idea!

  5. Hello, long-time-no-write. Just tweeted about your tutorial as part of my daily how-to:

    Thanks so much for putting this together.

  6. Thanks for letting me know this tutorial was useful.

    Julia, your magnets looks very cool and cute – well done! :-)

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