If you’re anything like me, you save random stuff with the hope that it will one day be used for crafts. So every time we get an advertising magnet that’s stuck to the free phone book on our door mat or passed out at a 5K, it goes on the fridge. But who wants a fridge littered with magnets for insurance companies and the women’s soccer schedule from two years ago? Enter a quick washi tape upcycle! I picked up a few rolls at Target after Christmas last year and they’ve just been sitting on a shelf in my craft room begging to be used for a cute project. Grab your scissors, magnets, and washi tape and let’s get to work! This is a super fast project — you can cover an advertising magnet and make 3-5 smaller, cuter magnets in less than 5 minutes!
Washi tape in cute designs (mine is Scotch brand)
If your washi tape is really thin, you can try to peel the labels off the magnets or stick a white packing label over the magnet to try to cover up the logo/design. I didn’t really think about it before I started, but will definitely be doing it next time! Some of the logos showed through my washi tape.
Carefully cover the magnet with washi tape. It’s okay if there’s a teeny gap between tape rows because you’ll be cutting your magnets.
Cut the magnets into strips of desired length. I made some of mine short and some longer. Cut the edges at an angle or into arrows for a fun look.
That’s it! Now just repeat with different designs of washi tape and stick ’em all over your fridge!
What are some of your favorite washi tape crafts?