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Upcycle unsightly promotional magnets into cute bow fridge magnet!
Hi all, I’m Nina from Maru Store. We sell quality Japanese Washi Tape and more goodies. Today I show you how to take all those unsightly promotional magnets and turn them into magnets you’ll love to see on your fridge.

I guess you may have the same problem when dealing with promotional magnets that comes with flyers or advertisements in your mailbox. Personally I only keep the medical numbers on my fridge and put the rest away. Last weekend I was inspired by one of my blog reader to make washi tape magnet. So I dug out the collection of old magnets and made this tutorial on how to recycle and craft them with our MT Ribbon Wide Washi Tape at Marustore.

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  • How to make a paper magnet. Crafting Magnets With Washi Tape - Step 1
    Step 1

    What you will need:

    Promotional magnets (thin and soft ones)
    Washi Tape
    Scissors
    Craft Knife

  • How to make a paper magnet. Crafting Magnets With Washi Tape - Step 2
    Step 2

    First, you have to peel off the top layer of the magnet. It’s best to peel the top printed layer only and leave the white backing behind on the magnet.

    It can be a very difficult and delicate step, but I will show you how important it is later in the post.

  • How to make a paper magnet. Crafting Magnets With Washi Tape - Step 3
    Step 3

    You should have the white backing stayed on the magnet like this one.

    Next, cut out and stick a ribbon tape onto the magnet and simply trim around with a shape craft knife. With the thin magnets, it is very easy to craft with the knife.

  • How to make a paper magnet. Crafting Magnets With Washi Tape - Step 4
    Step 4

    You can see the differences it makes with the white backing on. The washi tape print on the right with the backing is much clearer and vivid than the one on the left.

  • How to make a paper magnet. Crafting Magnets With Washi Tape - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now you have made yourself some personally crafted washi tap magnet by recycling the promotional magnets. Use your imagination and play with different washi tape patterns to spice up your fridge door!

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