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tight like unto a dish. a magnetic dish

magnetic bowls

so my dad showed up with a bunch of magnetic bowls.

and asked if i had a use for one.

and i said yes, and took one.

and went home.

and realized i needed about 30 more.

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(found these at harbor freight for about $2.50)

all they needed was  a little shot of primer and then spray paint…

and then i put on in about each room of my house.

magnetic bowl filled

 

this one is my favorite. right by my makeup. i lose these stupid things everywhere. love that they have a special place (have you used these twisty bobby pins? amazing. two can hold all my hair…and i have cousin it amount of hair)

bobby pins

one in my junk drawer…for metal junk.

push pins

it would be cute if you have a wall to put all your kids stuff on. like a homework station

(did you know they sell magnetic paint? they do. it’s a primer too so you can paint over it and never know it’s there until you want to use it.) fridge magnet

one by the sewing machine… pins

which happens to be right by the file cabinet…which is metal. push pinss

you could use one for rings…or any jewelry (some stick some don’t–try it out beforehand) rings and then i have one for all those stray nails…screws…bolts…nuts…thats about all the tool knowledge i have.

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so…what would you use your magnetic dish for?

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About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.

Comments

  1. This is GENIUS! I am definitely going to get some of these for my sewing desk (which is metal!) and my junk drawer AND my vanity!

  2. I’m making one to go on top of the washing machine I find such randon items in my sons pockets and most are magnetic!

  3. I didn’t even know such things existed! I need to get some of those!

  4. Awe! This is amazing…Love it for bobby pins…I leave them everywhere too! Totally pinned this!!

  5. Kellye Arnold says:

    Harbor Freight…little known store of awesomeness! Storage, magnetic dishes, handled suction devices (super cheap-o alternative to quilting ruler suction handles)… Also where I inexpensively aquired my husband’s stocking stuffers for last Christmas. I love that stinkin store!! And the coupons! They always have a super-supply of coupons & sales. ::swoon::

  6. oh my, how cute are they???? I would have one (or 2) in every room too!
    Kitchen: on the fridge for random paperclips & safety pins I can never find in the junk drawer
    childcare desk: push pins for the bulletin board
    childcare kitchen drawer for the little things that get buried
    scrapbook room: oh my heavens… anythign that would fit :)

  7. I especially enjoy the BofM reference. Awesome. And these are amazeballs. Gettin some.

  8. These are genius!! I can think of all kinds of fun things to use these for!

  9. Absolutely Love this!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  10. Love those twisty bobby pins! I got them before I got my hair cut, then felt like an idiot for getting my hair cut… but they still work in my shorter hair!! Love that you can put the bowls upright and the stuff still stays in them!

  11. I want to know more about magnetic paint. How strong is it? Like, if I primed a wall with it, then wanted to get a piece of paper to stay on that wall (like a schedule for our family), would I be able to just put a paper clip on top of the paper on that wall and it would stick? Wouldn’t that be so cool looking?

  12. it’s not super strong…but i think it would hold a piece of paper for sure….

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