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Uses for Advertising Magnets

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These magnets can be reused for creating festive decorations and photos. This guide contains uses for advertising magnets.


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By 4 found this helpful
May 19, 2011

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

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By 2 found this helpful
November 9, 2009

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

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April 6, 2010

Entertain your kids by giving them cut-up vinyl magnets that come stuck to the front of your phone book!

By Gapotter from Raleigh, NC


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November 23, 20041 found this helpful

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!

By Jeanne

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September 14, 20070 found this helpful

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


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April 11, 20050 found this helpful

Keep a free advertising magnet in your sewing box to gather up any spilled pins.

By Linda

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February 4, 20050 found this helpful

Tips for reusing all those advertising refrigerator magnets you get in the mail.

Kids Art

You can cut them up and hot glue the advertising side to kids' art projects to become instant magnets. That's what I just did for my daughter's scout troop.

By brandi_alsup

School Photos

As one of those folks who just can't stand a clean refrigerator door, I tend to post a lot of photos of my loved ones. Attach a cut to fit photo with double stick tape to the front of the magnet, and you now have a personalized magnet. This is a great way to get rid of those generally unusable, mini-photos that inevitably come with school pictures. Doesn't even have to be a photo - pull a great design from a magazine or whatever. The possibilities are endless.

By mrsmutt


I glue pictures of my grandchildren and great grandchildren on them and put them on my fridge.

By Billie

Capture Pins and Paperclips

Here are some uses for those advertising magnets that you're tired of looking at on the fridge: Put one in a desk drawer to capture paper clips, etc (just make sure it's not near computer disks, as magnets can erase data!) Put one where you work on crafts to capture pins and needles Using a glue stick, cover the ad with a photo or a picture cut from a greeting card or magazine to suit your kitchen decor By Becki in Indiana

By ThriftyFun

Dart Board

Make your own metal dartboard.Design it anyway you want. Then you can make your own magnet tipped darts. Experiment on your dart designs. I used just a bic pen plastic cylinder with a small magnet glues on the top of the barrel. I also used a piece of string glued to the magnet.

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

Prevent Car Locks from Freezing

If you live in a cold climate like I do, you can put them over the locks of your car doors to prevent them from freezing.

By Cindy S.

Alphabet Magnets

Cut them out into shapes of alphabet letters for toddlers and little kids to play with. To give them different colors, glue colored paper to them or spray paint them. (02/07/2005)

By P

Clothes Pins

If they are thin enough - use a deco hole punch & make several mini magnets out of it !!- or cut a strip of it & glue onto a clothes pin to use to hold coupons or notes.

By melody_yesterday

In Your Sewing Box

Keep a free advertising magnet in your sewing box to gather up any spilled pins. By Linda

By ThriftyFun

Keep for the Phone Number

I find it handy to have the phone number on the magnet handy, since most of the magnets I have are from business I use.

By the Oracle

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