How To Make Magnets for a Cause or Fundraiser

Make Magnets for a fundraiserLast fall, the opportunity to contribute to a swag bag for dinner attendees supporting Relay for Life fell into my lap.  Cancer has affected our family more than once so this is something I wanted to do.  If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I’m really really tired of the “C” word.  I wasn’t sure what to make.  Not everyone wants jewelry, right?  My solution was the ever popular bottle cap magnet.

Candie Cooper Relay for life magnetsFirst I found a collage sheet of 1″ Relay for Life images on Etsy.  Downloaded.  Printed.  Punched the circles out with a perfect 1″ whole punch.  Second, I ordered 100 bottle caps to match the purple Relay theme, patterns, solids, I wanted variety!

Candie Cooper bottle cap relay for life magnetsNext, I attached the paper circles to the front and sealed with the epoxy sticker.  I used Beacon Adhesive’s Dazzle Tac to attach the magnets to the back.  The bottle caps lived on a tray as I worked through the assembly line.

Canson Digital Paper printingSo  wanted these survivors to know I was thinking about them, I added some little cards that said “Made with Love for You!” with my new logo.  The cards were printed on Canson’s Digital Satin Ultra paper because it’s heavy and would stay rigid in the organza bags.

Candie Cooper cardsAnd now it’s time to cut…and cut some more!

Relay for life magnetsThe tray is key–so you can move them to the comfy chair, the kitchen table (admittedly, I think at one point I was sitting up in bed gluing circles in caps—my husband gets the good sport award for sure) etc….

Relay for life magnet bagsThe very last step is to drop them into little 2″ square organza bags, tie them up and send them on their way with a prayer and lots of love.



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