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Let's take those ugly Junk mail magnets and spruce 'em up to make your fridge look fabulous!
Yanno, all those junk mail magnets (those ones for businesses, pizza joint info magnets, calendars for doctor offices, etc etc)? c'mon yanno those stupid magnets that you never look at on your fridge?

well, this is a "how-to" on how to take those ugly Junk mail magnets and spruce 'em up to make your fridge look fabulous!

It's crazy how a little project like this can make a world of a difference.

Posted by Hanky Panky Harlot from Los Angeles, California, United States • Published See Hanky Panky Harlot's 4 projects »
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  • How to make a magnet. Junk Mail Magnets - Step 1
    Step 1

    First, go through all your junk drawers and grab all the magnets you would like to give a makeover.

  • How to make a magnet. Junk Mail Magnets - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, Start getting inspired! Gather all the cool pictures or images from old magazines that you would like to see as a magnet!

    I chose to go through my old Vice magazines since they had the type of bizarre stuff I'd like to see everyday.

  • How to make a magnet. Junk Mail Magnets - Step 3
    Step 3

    Place your clippings to the side and get back over to your junk mail magnets. Now, you are going to peel off the ads as best as you can. Make sure you do this slowly because you don't want to rip the magnet in half.

  • How to make a magnet. Junk Mail Magnets - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now,this is the planning stages where you see which pictures will fit on each magnet.

  • How to make a magnet. Junk Mail Magnets - Step 5
    Step 5

    Tip: It helps to trace around the pictures and move it around a bit. I put my image under a light box to make sure the picture filled the correct spots.

  • How to make a magnet. Junk Mail Magnets - Step 6
    Step 6

    MOD PODGE TIME! Once you got everything all cut out and matched up! start pasting the pictures on the magnets~!

    Keep in mind I wanted my magnets to look like papers just lingering on my fridge,so I did it with a matte look. If you want a snazzy finished look you can use a shine-y mod podge to give that "semi-pro" look. haha

    Once you are done, give it some time to dry and trim off the edges to make it a more finished look.

  • How to make a magnet. Junk Mail Magnets - Step 7
    Step 7

    and Voila! all done up! these fugly magnets have now gone through rehab and are snazzy once again.

    (Fyi... the thicker the magnets the better! If you decide to use a thiiiin magnet, just warning you, sometimes they curl up a smidge. So you can just smush it under a book for a couple hours so it flattens out.)

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Hanky Panky Harlot
Hanky Panky Harlot · Los Angeles, California, US · 4 projects
>_< oh! why thank you hehe <3
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rachel.
rachel. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 9 projects
i love your handwriting! Happy
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allie a.
allie a. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
HAHA your hunt for Mod Podge all makes sense now!
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allie a.
allie a. · Los Angeles, California, US · 15 projects
HAHA your hunt for Mod Podge all makes sense now!
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