DIY Magnetic Tin

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Yesterday I went a little crazy making things with some rare earth magnets. While I had them out I decided to make a tin to hold my chalk for writing on my chalkboard cabinet doors.
My Chimes Ginger Chews tins were the perfect size for holding my chalk and I love the tins just the way they are. However, if you want to use this idea, feel free to decoupage the tins first with some of your favorite scrapbook papers or fabric. All I did was glue two rare earth magnets onto the back of the tin with some E6000 and let dry.
Then I filled the tin with chalk and stuck it to the fridge! Now the chalk is in easy reach for both the family and guests when they come over without having to dig through drawers.
Need other things close at hand in the kitchen? Use tins to hold pens, pencils and short scissors as well! What small items or utensils do you like to keep at hand in the kitchen that would fit into a magnetic tin on the fridge?
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  1. Isn’t re-use great? I use little tins (my favorite is Zingos!) to hold small knitting supplies.

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  2. Loving those chalkboard cabinet doors!

  3. Chalkboard cabinet doors? So fun!!! What a neat idea and a great reuse of the tin! 🙂

  4. Love the tins! I had chalkboard paint on my pantry door in my old apartment. I miss it! Now I don’t have a pantry…or a cabinet I’m allowed to paint. BORING!

    Thanks for linking up to A Pinteresting Party!