Repurpose Food Tins Into Magnetic Storage Boxes

Repurpose Food Tins Into Magnetic Storage Boxes
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Interesting food tins that once held spices, candies, or tea can be really interesting and useful storage boxes for your kitchen or workshop by adding a magnet and perhaps removing the lid.

Martha Stewart’s weblog suggests adding the magnet to the inside of the tin, but you can also attach it to the back if you’d rather have more storage space and don’t mind the gap the magnet would create between the tin and your metallic surface. We’ve been hacking Altoid tins for years, but there are hundreds of other interesting shapes and sizes that can be used for project boxes, organisers, etc.

Container Magnets [Martha Stewart via A Pretty Cool Life]


  • This is such a pretty idea. Especially if you have nicely designed tin pods like this. It can actually end up a very nice self storage idea for the fridge and the study if you coordinate all your little pods just right! I’ll see what I can dig out and try to give this a go!

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