Tea Tin Container Magnets

Tea tin magnets...the solution to getting all of my pens and notepads off of the counter and onto our refrigerator.  I saw this idea from Martha Stewart many moons ago and finally found some cute tea tins and some very strong magnets to finally make this project happen.

I hot glued a ton of strong magnets to the back of the tins...just enough to hold everything.  Because I stuffed those babies full!  I am still looking for a slightly larger tin to fill with more notepads. 

Martha suggests just putting a strong magnet inside the tin but hers are not nearly as full as mine...you did see the scissors and ruler, right?  I purposely put them on the opposite side that the refrigerator door opens so they don't go flying off when I am sneaking in some ice cream!

The refrigerator is usually filled with Christmas cards and random papers but I wanted to have a cleaner but still fun refrigerator.  Instead I chose some of our favorite photos, an encouraging note from a recent photo client, and my only most favorite magnets.  It still gives kitchen wanderers something to look at but also functions as our pen and notepad station without all the clutter.

One step closer to clutter free counters...

Tea tins were found at Marshall's and TJ Maxx...it is amazing how hard it is to find these things when you actually want to buy them!  I swear I used to see them all the time!  If anyone knows of any good places that sell tea in pretty tins, please let me know!