Whether you’re marching or volunteering today, Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the ideal time to reflect on the figures we admire most — to think about the way their values and their stories contributed to the great leaders they became and inspire us to become.
Inspired by Martin Luther King Jr., we hope to march into 2018 with vision and purpose, while looking back at the way our pasts have shaped our stories. At Community Art Sunday this Sunday, January 21, we’ll be crafting to that effect, creating vision boards, journals, and these DIY magnets to tell our stories and visions for the future. Join us this weekend or get a jump start on crafting today, using this step by step guide.
Gather your supplies! You’ll need:
- Magnetic tape
- Mod Podge
- Reuse flat surface
- Photo printouts of the courageous leaders who inspire you most
First, trace your photo with your reuse flat surface. This surface will act as the back of your magnet, so your photo will need to fit snugly on top of it.
Trim the photo using the traced outline of the reuse flat surface, so that the image is the exact size of the surface.
Next, trace and cut a strip of the magnetic tape to the exact width of your reuse flat surface. Remove the tape’s adhesive and stick it to the back of the surface.
Apply Mod Podge to the back of your photo using the paintbrush and adhere it to the front of the reuse flat surface. Be sure to brush Mod Podge onto the front of your photo as well to give it a sheer shine.
Your magnet is complete! Stick your courageous leader on any magnetic surface and use it to display words of inspiration, meaningful art, or your plan to make an impact in your community.
And don’t forget to join us for Community Art Sunday this Sunday, January 21, where we’ll be making these magnets, plus other art inspired by the stories of great leaders. RSVP here.