How To Make Your Own Custom Magnets |

How To Make Custom Magnets: Step-by-Step

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Looking for a unique gift? Have a momentous life event coming up? Got an awesome product that needs branding? Learn how to make custom magnets for a one-of-a-kind memento.

Whether sassy or stylish, comical or classy, magnets are a vibrant way to make a statement or commemorate a special day. In this straightforward guide, learn how to make custom magnets and impress your family, friends, or customers.

Why Custom Magnets?

Custom magnets are easy to make. All you need are flexible, inexpensive magnet-backing sheets and a little creativity. Plus, they’re useful, durable, and popular with a wide variety of people.

Magnets can be used to:

  • Commemorate a life event like a wedding—“Save the Date” magnets are popular because they not only serve as a creative way to announce upcoming nuptials, but they also work well as a reminder for guests to RSVP.

  • Brand a product—We live in a logo-laden world, so creating a unique custom magnet design that people immediately identify with can keep your product at the forefront of their minds.

You can also craft custom magnets as art, just because. Gift them to friends and family, or sell them at your local craft fair.

Materials and Equipment You Will Need

To make the custom magnet-making process as efficient as possible, gather all the things you'll need before you start. 

Items you will want to have at hand are:

  • Photos or custom designs printed on photo paper

  • Magnet backing sheets

  • An art knife, scissors, or automated cutter like a Cricut

Optional: Laminator

For larger projects, you can purchase magnetic pouches and a special laminating machine. You design and print your magnet, run it through the laminator, and then cut to the style you desire. With this method, you can make larger car magnets to advertise your business.

How To Make Custom Magnets

Now that you have your materials and equipment gathered, you are ready to get creative. In just six simple steps, you can make some snazzy magnets.

Step 1: Design Your Magnet

You can keep it simple using photographs you already have, or use editing software like Photoshop or Illustrator. Run some “practice prints” and hold them up on the refrigerator or other surface to ensure proper sizing, color, and design.

Step 2: Print Your Design

You must use quality paper or magnet pouches. Plain paper will peel off.

Step 3: Laminate Your Design

If you use special laminate magnet paper, you can skip this step. If not, laminating will make them more durable.

Step 4: Place the Magnet Sheet on Your Design

Or you can use your magnet pouch and run it through the laminator.

Step 5: Cut Out Your Design

You can cut simple geometric figures with scissors, but you may need an art knife to get a precise cut on more complicated designs. This will likely be your most time-consuming step.

Step 6: Show Them Off! 

Mail them out, give them as a freebie with sales of your great product, hand them out at a local event. Get them out to the world!

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