- Party favor tins: I found mine on sale at a party store at $5 for a 10 pk.
- OR Unpainted metal tins: Found at any craft store, usually under $1/ea.
- OR Small plastic containers: Found at the dollar or craft stores for 50 cents to $1/ea.
- High gloss spray paint: In your favorite colors, plus Clear spray paint for sealing.
- Magnetic adhesive sheets: Look for 8.5 x 11″ sheets, 60mm thick. $9-$15 for a 5-10pk.
Don’t limit yourself to tins, you can use plastic containers and more! Spray Paint Remove the clear plastic window inserts (if applicable). Spray paint the tins with the lid still on…this ensures the inside lip isn’t painted so it will continue to open and close easily. Before each painting session clear your spray can’s nozzle by spraying away from your tins first. Allow it to dry completely between coats, and finish with a clear protective coat of paint.
Trace & Cut Magnetic Sheets You will need 8.5″ x 11″ 60mil magnetic sheets. These are thick enough to securely hold the weight of the tins. The sheets have an adhesive backing that you can easily peel and stick to your tin!
Cut out small rounds to cover the tin base. Make sure the area of circle you are cutting is smaller than the area of the tin’s base. You want to be able to recess the magnet so it isn’t visible. Then simply peel the backing and adhere to your tin!
I love all the attractive storage tins! I’ve created quite a few for other rooms of my house as well!
Learn how to make a fabric covered magnetic board here. The best part of this magnetic board? It is half magnetic, half cork…perfect for your new magnetic tins!!