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If you still get phone books that have the magnets stuck on them from businesses, save them! You can use them to make cute magnets.
If you go to this site, you can order the free stick-ons and you can use them to make your very own American flag magnets:
By CDC from FL
Don't throw away those magnetic sports schedules on your refrigerator, after the season is over. They can be cut up into any size you need and used in lots of crafts. Simply hot glue the non-magnetic side to whatever you're making. I can't remember the last time I actually had to buy magnets :)
My sister taught me a lesson from the depression days: Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without. Good advice today as well.
By GrammaE from Milwaukee, WI
By Gapotter from Raleigh, NC
I was doing a good cleaning on my refrigerator door and noticed most of my fridge magnets were advertisements. So, I went to my folder where I store pretty pictures, got out my glue stick, cut down a picture to slightly larger then magnet, and glued on a picture. I let it dry, then trimmed. Could be some great last minute gifts!
You know those large magnetic memo pads you get for $1.00. You stick them on your fridge and finally toss when empty. Well, keep the magnets from back for craft uses or to hang photos. Those magnets can be pricey at stores and great way to recycle.
By Carol from Massachusetts
Keep a free advertising magnet in your sewing box to gather up any spilled pins.
Tips for reusing all those advertising refrigerator magnets you get in the mail.
No they don't stick to the target every time,but it is still fun playing with them.
It doesn't hurt keeping a magnet in your sewing basket to hunt fallen needles on the floor.
You might show your children all the experiments they can do with Magnets They can learn and have fun at the same time.
By Mr. Thrifty
By Cindy S.
By the Oracle