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Washi tape magnets – what’s the point, right? It’s already tape! I guess this project is for the neat freaks who don’t like any sticky tape residue. They say washi tape leaves no residue, but some do. This is one way to get the washi look without the sticky goo.
For me, I think it’s an easy DIY that’s perfect to give as small gifts.
What you need:
I’ve been looking for magnetic sheets in National Bookstore, Office Warehouse, and SM, but no luck. So I was so excited to find this magnetic roll in Ace Hardware for PhP 140. It’s the perfect size for this project, and its adhesive back is a plus. However, I expected it to be a stronger magnet, but it can hold one Instax photo or 2 pieces of thin paper.
I’ve seen sellers in Sulit and Multiply, but just not sure of the quality. So if you know where to find good quality magnetic sheets in Manila, please share by leaving a comment below!
Step 1: Peel off the white backing of the magnetic roll to expose the adhesive side, and stick the white paper on it. Trim off the excess with a cutter. This will ensure that the washi tape design will stand out since it’s quite thin/transparent.
If you’re substituting washi tape with decorative paper, you can skip step 2 and stick the decorative paper straight to the magnet’s adhesive back.
Step 2: Cover the side with paper with washi tape. Then trim off the excess tape.
Step 3: Cut into strips of your desired length. Since this magnet isn’t so strong, longer strips (1.75 inches and up) would be best. You can even cut a jagged edge to have the torn tape look.
Tip: Since I used a magnetic roll, the strips were curled. You can straighten them by placing them under a stack of heavy books and magazines for a couple of hours. You can do this before you start this project, or after.
I used a small resealable plastic bag and a page from a 2012 calendar to package a set of 6 magnets as a gift. It’s best to manage expectations so its clearly stated there that it holds up to one photo or 2 pieces of paper.
Here it is on our ref: