Saturday, July 10, 2010

Advertise Using A Car Magnet

Car magnets have become the new bumper sticker. It is an easy way to let the world know how you feel about your honor student without ruining your leased vehicle. It is also a great way to advertise your small business everywhere you go. If you have a logo designed for your website, you are already halfway there!

printable magnet sheets 
one sided self adhesive laminate sheets (both available at most office supply or craft supply stores)
inkjet printer
design software (or Word if you have nothing else)
scissors or paper cutter

  1. open your design program and set up a new page in the landscape orientation (11"x8.5")
  2. If you are using pre-designed graphics, insert them and add text on HALF the page. You will be using one sheet for 2 magnets. Remember: people will be reading this from their cars, so make the print big and easily legible. Use bold colors and only the most important information, like how they can contact you (website, phone... whatever you want most)
  3. Be sure to print out a draft and cut it down to size to decide if you like it before printing the final version.
  4. Copy and paste your final version below the other one so that you will have 2 printing on one sheet. Be sure there is enough room between the two for you to cut the page in half
  5. place magnet paper into printer as directed on package and print away.
  6. let the print dry for a little while then adhere laminate to magnet on the printed side following directions given on package.
  7. cut sheet in half neatly (11"x4.25")
  8. Adhere to the back of your car cause you are done!
I would love to see some of the fabulous designs you come up with. Please comment and share!


  1. Hey Tracey we saw your magnet just last week. It looks great. I was just thinking I'd like one for my "TAXI SERVICE" :) Seriously this is great. I never would have thought to make one myself. Thanks for the how to!

  2. postscript: my daughter is upset her picture was not included. I may be making more of these magnets this week!

  3. What a great idea!
    I was searching for places to get a car magnet made for my etsy shop and came across your tutorial. I was hesitant because I wasn't sure how I'd like it on my car. Now I'll just make my own and see how I like it. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. PSS: The magnet was stolen! thats right, it was soooo cute that it is now missing from the side of my car. Thank goodness I can make them myself