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Magnetic Ink Pad Handle

Are you a messy stamper with ink all over your fingers? 

I am! 

Today, I'm going to show you how to create a removable magnetic handle for your ink pads so that your fingers stay out of the ink! 

This is a tip I learned on YouTube from Kathya Kalinine.  I had to try it immediately since I'm a super messy inker.  Here's the video:

All you need is a super strong magnetic coat hook and a sheet or strip of adhesive-backed magnets.  A few tips to keep in mind:

  • Rare earth magnets are super duper strong.  I personally keep mine attached to a metal rolling cart near my desk. But, it's strong enough that I've scratched the cart when removing it.  It doesn't bother me, but be aware.
  • If your adhesive-backed magnets are not sticking to your ink pads, feel free to add some glue to keep them in place.
  • You only need one handle for all of your ink pads.  Since a lot of the coat hooks come in multi-packs, you can share with a friend or stash one in your "art to go" bag.
  • I recorded this video back in January, so I've been using this system for about two months.  It really works for me. I love having clean fingers!

What do you think of this idea?  Going to try it or not for you?

Thanks for stopping by!