Save Those Freebie Magnets...


You know the ones... you get them at your doctor's office, the vet's office, the insurance agent's office, home shows, etc. They are usually business card size, but sometimes much larger.

If they have a "plasticky" front, it will easily peel off, leaving a layer of stickum. You can use the whole magnet with some of your own computer-generated art (business card, little motto cards, etc.) or cut into strips for smaller stuff. Peel one edge loose before cutting into strips... makes it easier to get the plastic off.

If the front is paper instead of that plastic, it will still peel off, but you'll have to soak/scrape off the paper residue, then use some glue to attach your creation.

Now I know you can just go to the office supply/craft store and buy magnetic sheets and strips, but free is better, especially if you don't have to make a special trip to the store. And often you don't need a whole package of the stuff, just a little bit.

Comments (1)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Great idea - and don't forget the little magnets in the shower curtain liners. Thanks for sharing!

Browse Gardening and Landscaping Stories on Houzz See all Stories
Housekeeping Get Those Carpet Stains Out: Best Nontoxic Methods for Spot Cleaning
Banish blotches the safe way with pantry staples, to get your rugs looking as clean as the day they came home
Full Story
Decorating Guides Fix Those 'Whoopsies': 9 Fast Solutions for Decorating Mistakes
Don't suffer in silence over a paint, furniture or rug snafu — these affordable workarounds can help
Full Story
Organizing Storage Tricks for Those Who Love Their Stuff
Get ideas for clearing the decks without getting rid of all the lovely things you want to keep around
Full Story
With over 10 years of experience, Eco-Nize Closets is a local, family-owned business that designs & installs... Read More
We are a Design-Build Firm. We can help you achieve your dream home using your budget with care and craftsmanship. Read More