Turn Those Photo Memories Into Magnets With StickyGram

Saikat Basu 08-07-2013

Fridge magnets are a memory from childhood. Little bugs, little colorful fruits, and little alphabets got stuck on the refrigerator door or any other metallic surface. StickyGram came along and gave it a new spin. Of course, it has the help of one of the most popular services today – Instagram. Instagram and its set of filters have helped us all take to digital photography. Thanks to the ubiquitous use of the smartphone camera, memories need not be fleeting anymore. StickyGram helps us take those photo memories and turn them into magnets for display around the house.


I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t heard about StickyGram yet – that’s what this review is for. I would be surprised if you haven’t heard about Instagram. Facebook paid a pretty buck in 2012 to grab it, though Instagram is still a separate app. If you have snapped away with Instagram and have shared a few photos, then thanks to StickyGram magnets, you can give them a more permanent place.

Getting Stuck On StickyGram

My colleague Yaara took StickyGram for a test drive last year. This review serves as an introduction to new Instagram users who would like to explore what else one can do with their Instagram clicks. It also serves to remind familiar users that StickyGram still remains a great service.


With the help of StickyGram, convert your favorite Instagram moments turned into magnets and have them delivered at your doorstep. Pick nine Instagram photos and StickyGram turns them into square 50mm x 50mm (2 inch x 2 inch) magnets that you can stick on any metallic surface, from fridge doors to your office desk. Before you can lay your hands on the magnets, you have to log into StickyGram and complete the process of selecting the specific Instagram photos and ordering them for delivery.

Connect With Instagram

The process of ordering your StickyGram magnets starts with a log-in and connecting your Instagram account with StickyGram. You have to authorize Instagram to allow Stickygram access to your photo feed. StickyGram displays your entire Instagram photo gallery, and you can pick the nine photos you want to turn into magnets. StickyGram loads your gallery gradually as you scroll down the page.


As you can see in the screenshot below, there is a grey box with nine placeholders for your selections. You can easily remove your choices for new ones by hovering over the picked image and clicking the remove button.


You can also move the photos around and change their order, but this doesn’t really make much of a difference if you plan to split the magnets into nine individual pieces later.  With the nine slots filled up, add your virtual sheet to the basket for the final checkout.



One of the nice things about this smooth flow towards the final checkout is that if you change your mind, you may go back and replace any photo. As you can see from the screenshot below, you can order multiple copies of the same sheet (perhaps one for you and the other as a gift) and also add multiple sheets, each with different photos. Each sheet of nine costs $14.99 with free worldwide shipping.


StickyGram gives you several options again when it comes to choosing what you want to do with the photo magnets. You can tell StickyGram to issue a gift certificate or send the ship the sheet as a gift. The final payment can be made through PayPal or credit card. As you can see, the entire process from log-in to checkout is slick and smooth.

The Mailman Delivers

StickyGram sends you an order confirmation and another shipping confirmation later. The magnets can take up to 7-12 days to arrive depending on where you are in the world. Mine arrived on the end of the 10th day in a plain white envelope.


It was the fault of the postal department entirely that they folded the envelope in half and stuffed it into my mailbox. I guess StickyGram could add “Do Not Fold” instructions on the envelope. Casting a petrified eye on the crease, I flattened out the envelope and opened it to bare the contents. Included is a nicely worded letter and the sheet of Instagram magnets. The magnets were in great shape despite the efforts of the postal service, so I didn’t have the chance to take-up StickyGram on their word. They do say that they will do their best to fix any problems if the sheets are not up to the mark.


The photos are matte-printed with a magnetic backing and are thinly scored along their edges, so it’s quite easy to separate them out into nine individual pieces. I liked the matte prints because my experience with glossy prints tells me that it does not handle weathering as well as a matte-print.



Though, glossy prints look better than matte-prints. The photo printing is really good, and you have to remember that the prints will only be as good as the resolution of the photographs themselves. The photos are 50mm x 50mm squares and are bordered with a thin strip of white from the photo-sheet underneath. If your Instagram photos have a frame, then that will also show up. Take this into consideration when you pick the photos.

Sticky Impressions


The magnets are not heavy-duty, so don’t expect them to hold up a sheaf of papers on a board. Though, they are good for holding a single sheet in case you need to stick a message on the fridge door. The paper is photo-quality, but it is paper, so expect it to show signs of weathering as dust accumulates with time. I’ve had the StickyGrams for a month now, and the photos are still peach fresh. I occasionally change their positions, but they are still clinging on like limpets. So, I can say that they have been magnetized well.

StickyGram is one among the many unique products built around the Instagram phenomena. Photos are always wonderful keepsakes, and StickyGram makes it more so. Try them out if you have memorable photos, they make a novel gift too.

Related topics: Instagram, MakeUseOf Giveaway, Photography, Printables.

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  1. Heather C
    July 13, 2013 at 4:14 am

    They look cool and I think they would be amazing on a magnetic/chalkboard wall!

  2. Andrew L
    July 13, 2013 at 2:55 am

    These magnets look pretty good!

  3. Lily K
    July 13, 2013 at 1:19 am

    These StickyGram magnets look very nice!

  4. Carmina A
    July 13, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Looks awesome and cute :)

  5. Paolo P
    July 12, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    They seem nice

  6. Brigette S
    July 12, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    These are so cute and such great personalized gift ideas!

  7. Rhealyn B
    July 12, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    They look like apps on my ref. So techy! :)

  8. Alfred C
    July 12, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    It looks creative for me to put up my own photos :)

  9. Eva Mack
    July 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm


  10. Wanda B
    July 12, 2013 at 4:29 am

    They look super cute!

  11. Maegan M
    July 12, 2013 at 1:03 am

    These magnets are fabulous! Even if I dont win, these will be mine!!

  12. Antonio
    July 11, 2013 at 9:40 pm

    They look decent

  13. april
    July 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I want to cover my fridge with dogstagrams.

  14. Tara C
    July 11, 2013 at 4:01 pm


  15. Ciprian H
    July 11, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Otherwise! Interesting!

  16. Donna K
    July 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    They look great; great idea and a cool gift!

  17. Bj G
    July 11, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Awesome!!!...I have ideas of which pictures would look sweet on the frig!!!!

  18. Prue
    July 11, 2013 at 10:52 am

    They look AMAZE!

  19. Jeff
    July 11, 2013 at 10:12 am

    they look great

  20. Corina C
    July 11, 2013 at 5:21 am

    I think these Sticky Gram magnets look very promising.

  21. Sampath S
    July 11, 2013 at 2:49 am

    They look cool.I like this thing.Hope to win.

  22. Michele P
    July 10, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    I am just starting out on instagram myself, and think they look very cool!

  23. Navneet P
    July 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    cool and awesome!!

  24. Ganbaatar P
    July 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm


  25. Ascalion
    July 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I really like them! I'd love to have a few of my own.

  26. Rene G
    July 10, 2013 at 3:04 pm one throws those memories away..

  27. Jaypee C
    July 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    best to have a metallic wall now.... no more adhesives needed :))

  28. Rashelle P
    July 10, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    its so cute!!

  29. Humaid Siddiqui
    July 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    will get my best memories on my board

  30. Melissa M
    July 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm


  31. Suyanto M
    July 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm


  32. Kany Vic Perez
    July 10, 2013 at 3:34 am

    it looks great and cool

  33. Elisabetta S
    July 9, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    Very good!

  34. Sam K
    July 9, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    How do these StickyGram magnets look?


  35. Tejash C
    July 9, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    They look good! Some memorable moments to be made into sticky magnets & cherish them forever!

  36. Mihir C
    July 9, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    They look great! Ideal for gifting to some close friends! :)

  37. Alex
    July 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    They sure do look sticky!

  38. Les S
    July 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    2 by 2 is small unless you choose your photo carefully, or crop to fit

  39. Rod brain
    July 9, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    awesome! I hope iI'll win it!

  40. Tomasz J
    July 9, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    StickyGram magnets look very well.

  41. Dmitriy S
    July 9, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Cute ))

  42. Laureen M
    July 9, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Awesome! Perfect reminder of our precious memories!

  43. Jayne
    July 9, 2013 at 10:15 am

    These Stickygrams look clever and great! I am a major collector of fridge magnets so this is like a fantasy!

  44. Rudi N
    July 9, 2013 at 9:36 am

    Awesome! I've got two fridge fronts to fill (one small and one tall) and as yet, only a notepad is present on one of them... and it's feeling lonely :-)

    • Saikat Basu
      July 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm

      That fridge is the "perfect" candidate :)

  45. Kay F
    July 9, 2013 at 5:37 am

    I think they´re a great idea as a birthday present for my kids.

  46. Va D
    July 9, 2013 at 4:42 am

    like photo booth photos with magnets on it.

  47. Daniel Ooi
    July 9, 2013 at 2:56 am

    These StickyGram magnets look great!

  48. Scott M
    July 9, 2013 at 1:37 am

    They look fantastic!!

  49. Cathy C
    July 8, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    I think they look great I think this is a great idea so Grandparents have a way to display all the grandkid pics and we can make cool pics/magnets to send to the grandparents

    • Saikat Basu
      July 9, 2013 at 3:18 pm

      They will make really good gifts for the grandparents as well.

  50. Shakirah L
    July 8, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Stick them on refrigerator.

  51. Paul V
    July 8, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    They look great!

  52. chuckzwood
    July 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    StickyGrams look great!!!

  53. Jasmin
    July 8, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    StickyGram Magnets looks AWESOMENESS!! Would love to have one of these!

  54. Ellen O
    July 8, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    They look awesome - I'd use them as a gift for my mother in law - she'd love magnets with photos of the grandkids!

  55. Mandip D
    July 8, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Just awesome!!

  56. Dany Bouffard
    July 8, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    They look good, I won previous giveaway of those magnets and they make great gifts.

  57. diana
    July 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    They look beautiful, fragments of memory and time!

  58. Lexie
    July 8, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    The StickyGrams look awesome!

  59. Roman V
    July 8, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    They are great! If I win them, I would use them as gift for my girlfriend :)