DIY: Repurposed Tins as Magnetic Organizers + Free Printable

Hello lovelies!  I am proud to say that today’s post was dreamed up by my sweet 11 year old daughter, Miss K.  The other day I walked into my kitchen to discover that she’d brilliantly repurposed an old Chimes candy tin as a magnetic pencil holder on our fridge!  I definitely had one of those, “why didn’t I think of that” moments and asked her if I could share her smarty-pants idea with you all here today.  This project is so ridiculously simple it literally takes seconds to do.  Here are the easy directions:

Collect up your supplies:You will need:

  • Small tins (tea tins, mint tins, and candy tins are perfect).  Tins that open at the top will be best for pencils, while tins with lids will work well for small doodads such as sewing pins).
  • Super strong magnets (we had ours laying around – but they originally came from Michael’s craft store).  You can probably find similar magnets at hardware and office supply stores.

How to:

  • Place a minimum of two super strong magnets on your fridge or any metal surface you would like to use.  A metal knife rack (for instance) can be used in your craft room to hold scissors, and tins filled with pins + notions.
  • Take your tin of choice and attach it to the magnets.  No gluing needed.  The magnet with hold it in place for as long as you’d like.
  • That’s it!  Fill with pencils, or whatever odds and ends you’d like and enjoy!

I also put together these cute little Bird Brain Shopping Lists + Notes Lists for you to download and print.  Along with the designed lists there is also one (text-free) list per page (perfect for use as a bookmark, or whatever else you can dream up).  Simply print your file onto standard paper or card stock, cut out and enjoy!

 Enjoy!  xo Ez + Miss K