Personalized Magnets and Tins
SourceMartha Stewart Living, May 2006
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.
- Round tin
Step 1 of 3
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.
Step 2 of 3
Using scissors, cut along the inside of the traced line. Place photo in lid, and tape it to the lid's inner rim.
Step 3 of 3
To magnetize, glue a magnet to the bottom of an empty container, and stick to a metal surface.