Magnetic Coffee Bag Labels

Magnetic Coffee Bag Labels

Magnetic Coffee Bag Labels

I drank a lot of coffee in 2016 and decided to save all the bags. I wasn’t sure what for, other than a funky Instagram picture, but then I stumbled upon this thread on Reddit. I knew what I had to do: create magnetic coffee bag labels!

Magnetic Coffee Bag Labels

What you’ll need

Magnetic sheets with adhesive
A craft knife
A cutting board
A metal ruler
A paper trimmer (not needed but handy)
Some scissors

or if you’re in the USA:

Magnetic freedom sheets with adhesive
A craft knife
A cutting board
A metal ruler
A paper trimmer (not needed but handy)
Some scissors

Step 1: Assemble your tools

Fire up Spotify and search for ‘Epic Movie Scores’, you’re going to need a soundtrack to this adventure.

Magnetic Coffee Bag Labels

Step 2: Prepare the bags

Plan out your cuts before you make them, then cut off the parts of the bag that you don’t need. For example, remove the airlock from the back of the bag with scissors.

Magnetic Coffee Bag Labels

Step 3: Cut the bags

Put the bags onto the cutting board and cut out the label. Alternatively use the paper trimmer for this. Clean the back of the bag so it will adhere to the magnetic sheet nicely.

Magnetic Coffee Bag Labels

Step 4: Cut the magnetic sheets

Put the magnetic sheet onto the cutting board then put the bag on top of the sheet. Use the knife and the metal ruler to make clean cuts around the bag. Leave some excess space around the bag to make it easier to stick onto the sheet.

Magnetic Coffee Bag Labels

Step 5: Peel off the magnetic sheet backing

Remove the backing from the magnetic sheet. If you’re as uncoordinated as me, proceed to get it stuck to your hands a lot.

Step 6: Place the bag onto the adhesive

A trick to getting this to work well is to start at one end and use the metal ruler to push out any air bubbles that may form.

Step 7: Cut off the excess magnetic sheet

Use the knife, ruler and cutting board to trim off the excess magnetic sheet

Step 8: Marvel at your magnetic label

Make your peace with the sharp corners or…

Step 9: Trim the edges

Use the scissors to make nice round edges.

Step 10: Affix to fridge

Then take a side profile shot to reveal all the air bubbles you’ve missed.

Step 11: Place the rest of your labels onto the magnetic sheet

You can now use a pen to mark where your cuts should go, cut the sheet into sections and turn the rest into magnets.


Magnetic Coffee Bag Labels

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