Tuesday, May 22, 2007

How NOT to make a Promo Item

This is my promo item. I have made about 60 or so. Aren't they cute widdle magnets?

I actually put a lot of thought into this. What would people like? What would they not throw away? A magnet! Yes! I have tons of magnets, I can't bear to throw any of them away. What if I need one to hold up a school permission slip or a scribbled phone number? That magnet from the pizza place from three moves ago would come in handy! Yes, I'm a thinker, all right.

So I got the glass pieces and I printed my business name on paper (not too big, not too little, juuuuuust right!) and I cut out 60 quarter-shaped pieces of paper and carefully glued them to the underside of the glass.

And, so they would have lots of time to dry, I decided to glue the magnets on later. Much later. Much more later than I should be allowed to stay up.

Over half of the magnets are glued on backwards.


I went to put them on the side of the fridge to hang out until they were needed, and over HALF of them won't stick!



lindiepindie said...

That's so funny. It happens to all of us. Especially when wer really plan things through and have every small detail worked out...just then - things get humbling... You're not alone!

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

you just gave me my first good laugh for the day!

beki said...

Oh no! That's so something I would do!!