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Personalized Magnets and Tins

Personalized Magnets and Tins

Source: Martha Stewart Living, May 2006

Introduction

Brighten your desktop by slipping a picture of a familiar face into the lid of a round tin. Here, a black-and-white photograph was added to a small metal tin with a glass lid (available at crafts stores in assorted sizes). It can hold pins, paper clips, and the like. Or fill it with pebbles, and use it as a paperweight. Round tins can also function as magnets.

materials

  • Round tin

  • Photograph

  • Pencil

  • Scissors

  • Tape

steps

  1. To make the tins, print black-and-white photos onto ink-jet paper. Center lid on photo, and trace with pencil. To magnetize, glue a magnet to the bottom of an empty container, and stick to a metal surface.

  2. Using scissors, cut along the inside of the traced line. Place photo in lid, and tape it to the lid's inner rim.

  3. To magnetize, glue a magnet to the bottom of an empty container, and stick to a metal surface.

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