Thursday, 30 April 2015

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

The best gifts for home - you might find your Mother's Day gift here...

Mr Gift homewares gift ideas
What's the first thought that comes to mind when you hear the word 'home'?

Many of us aspire to a home that offers sanctuary, comfort and relaxation. As winter draws nearer, we will probably find ourselves spending more time indoors - at home. We wanted to ensure that your home was a place you wanted to spend time during the cold months, so this month's focus on the Mr Gift blog has being on all things for the home:

Plus we've included five of our favourite homewares gifts below. Who knows - you mind even find the perfect gift for Mother's Day!

We're also offering FREE DELIVERY on all orders from now until midnight Friday 8/5/15.  

Use Coupon Code HOME in the Coupon Code field when you place your order.  

This offer can't be used in conjunction with other offers, or redeemed for cash. But please feel free to share with family and friends:)

Here are five of our favourite homewares gifts - just in time for Mother's Day...
Rosanna Voyage Champagne Reims Porcelain Tray
1. Rosanna Voyage Champagne Reims Porcelain Tray $29.95
This classic red, black and white tray would be a beautiful addition to your table for your next dinner party or social gathering. This tray would also be a gorgeous gift for a champagne enthusiast.
View other styles in the Rosanna range here...
Atmosphere Full Circle Globe
2. Atmosphere Full Circle Globe $249.95
No home is complete without a striking world globe. The high-quality of this Atmosphere Globe will not disappoint. This would also making a treasured wedding/engagement gift. 
Ashortwalk Moon Thermometer Time Clock
3. Ashortwalk Moon Thermometer Time Clock $64.95
These stylish clocks are made from a recycled item most of us use everyday...can you guess what it is?
Vintage Record Coasters
4. Vintage Record Coasters, Set of 4 $29.95
Who would have thought vintage LP records would make such colourful, charming coasters? Each set is unique, with no two the same. This would be a brilliant gift for any music enthusiast.
View more coaster sets here...
Kobo Candle Siam Poppy
5. Kobo Candle, Siam Poppy $44.95
These deliciously scented candles will fill your home with an irresistible aroma. The Siam Poppy candle is a lovely option to mark the ANZAC Centenary this year, plus the box is infused with poppy seeds. Simply plant the box to grown your own poppies at home!
Check out the Kobo Candle range here... 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Handy Home Tips: How to maintain and care for glass in your home - Part 2

Here's part two of our How to maintain and care for glass in your home mini blog series. 

11. Glass Storage
Do not store or place other materials in contact with glass. This can damage the glass or create a heat trap leading to thermal breakage. 

12. Reflective Glass
Extra care is necessary where high performance reflective glass is installed. The coated surface can be susceptible to stains and scratches. Temporary screens should be installed if welding, sandblasting, floor sanding, cutting or other DIY or construction practices take place near the glass. Glass installations which are adjacent to concrete (e.g. concrete slab floors) also require extra care and cleaning due to the abrasive nature of concrete dust. 




13. Toughened Glass
The cleaning of toughened glass requires special care. The glass surface opposite the standards compliance stamp may, as a consequence of the manufacturing process, have ‘pickup’ on the surface. ‘Pickup’ is a deposit of very small particles of glass which are fused to the glass surface. A cleaning method which does not dislodge these particles should be employed otherwise scratching of the glass surface may result. Blades or scrapers have been known to dislodge ‘pickup’ from the glass surface. A soft cloth, which will not dislodge 'pickup’ should be used. 

14. Low-E Glass 
Glass with a Low-E coating cleans differently to ordinary glass. Cleaning the coated (interior) surface can be done with products such as Windex Multi-Surface Cleaner, Mr. Muscle Surface and Glass or a mixture of one part vinegar with ten parts water. When cleaning, always wear gloves and remove jewellery or watches. Flood the glass surface with the spray-on cleaning solution or with a cloth saturated with cleaning solution. Scrub the wetted surface with a clean, lint free towel or cloth. Wipe with a dry, clean, lint free towel or cloth. Do not use a squeegee on the coated (interior) surface. To prevent streaking, stop wiping when the glass is almost dry and there is a uniform film of moisture left on the glass surface. The film will quickly evaporate leaving a clean surface. The non-coated surface of the glass can be cleaned using the same procedure as ordinary glass. 




15. Care of mirrors
Mirrors require special cleaning care. To clean mirrors, simply wipe over the surface with a few drops of methylated spirits on a damp cloth. Polish surface dry with a lint free cloth. Some proprietary glass cleaners, if used to excess, can cause damage to the silvering as can excessive amounts of water. Make certain when cleaning the face of the mirror that there is no contact with the silver backing, particularly at the edge of the glass and be careful to keep any moisture away from the paint backing of the mirror. Ensure cleaning cloths used are free of any abrasives. 

16. Window components 
When cleaning also make sure to consider the window components i.e. frame, glazing gaskets, seals, hinges and locks, etc. as these will carry their own considerations, you should consult the manufacturer regarding the specific cleaning instructions for these items. 

17. Paint spots 
When doing paint work in the home avoid removing any paint spots using a sharp razor blade as this can damage the glass. As an alternative, investigate solvents or graffiti removal materials, ensuring they won’t damage the glass. If a blade or scraper is used then the risk of damage can be reduced by using a scraper which has a clean edge and is held at an angle of 30° to the glass. However, surface coated, modified or tinted glass requires special care, you will need to seek cleaning advice from your local glass merchant regarding this. 



These tips were kindly shared with us by Viridian. Viridian is Australia’s number one glass provider and the only manufacturer of float glass and hardcoat performance glass products in Australia. Being a part of CSR Building Products, and with a long history of glass making in Australia, Viridian is able to offer comprehensive glass and glazing solutions across Australia and New Zealand. Learn more about what they do here...

What is the most-cleaned glass surface in your home?
 We'd love your thoughts, please comment below...



Monday, 27 April 2015

Handy Home Tips: How to maintain and care for glass in your home - Part 1

Glass is a beautiful material to use around the home - be it through large windows that let the morning sun poor into your house, or mirrors that add a sense of depth and space. 

The challenge with glass is keeping it clean

Whilst we don’t always notice when glass is clean, we definitely notice when it’s dirty (or covered with little people’s handprints!). 

There are many ways to clean different types of glass, as well as safety precautions to observe when handling and storing glass. 

The experts at Viridian Glass have kindly shared some of their tops tips on cleaning and handling glass with us, which we will share with you in two parts on our blog. 

1. Glass Protection 
During any home construction or DIY, it is recommended that glass is protected from any contamination caused by building materials and methods used during construction. Construction dust, leachate from concrete and rusting from steel can contribute to the formation of mild chemicals which can stain or damage glass. 

2. Safe glass handling
If glass gets damaged or broken during any home DIY or construction, ensure that experienced glaziers are engaged to rectify the situation. Glass can be a safety hazard if not handled properly. 

3. Appropriate cleaning tools
Glass should be cleaned using only cleaning materials which are free of grit and debris (to avoid scratching and marking). 




4. Appropriate cleaning materials 
When cleaning glass only use detergents and cleaning solutions that are recommended specifically for glass cleaning. Mild detergents are preferable. 

5. Avoid corrosive cleaners
When cleaning glass do not use cleaners which contain Hydrofluoric or Phosphoric acid as they are corrosive to the glass surface. 




6. Avoid harsh cleaners
Do not use any abrasive cleaners, powder based cleaners, scouring pads or other harsh materials to clean windows or other glass products. 




7. Avoid tapes or adhesives
Avoid using any tapes or adhesives on glass as they can sometimes stain or damage glass surfaces (unless they are known to be easily removed). 

8. Careful cleaning method 
When cleaning do not allow cleaning solutions to contact the edges of Laminated glass, Insulating Glass Units or Mirrors. 




9. Avoid cleaning in direct sunlight 
Do not clean the glass when the glass is hot or in direct sunlight. 


10. Avoid thermal fracture 
Avoid causing extreme temperature changes to the glass as this may lead to thermal fracture of the glass, i.e. do not splash hot water on cold glass or freezing water on hot glass.




These tips were kindly shared with us by Viridian. Viridian is Australia’s number one glass provider and the only manufacturer of float glass and hardcoat performance glass products in Australia. Being a part of CSR Building Products, and with a long history of glass making in Australia, Viridian is able to offer comprehensive glass and glazing solutions across Australia and New Zealand. Learn more about what they do here...


How do you clean your glass at home? 
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...


Sunday, 26 April 2015

Card of the week: Doily Gift Tags

Whoever thought doilies were dated and daggy had never seen these cute gift tags...

Image from Etsy store, Ilovedieline Studio

Why we love them:
  • They're super easy to create. You can pick up the pre-made kraft card gift tags at most stationery, craft or discount stores very cheaply. Paper doilies are also pretty easy to source and come in packs, giving you plenty to play with. 
  • You can cut the doilies in anyway and place them on any part of the gift tag
  • You could paint the doilies for a more colourful effect, or even use them as a stencil to paint over on the gift tag. 
  • Experiment with different coloured pens when writing on the gift tags e.g. use a white pen with white doilies, or metallic pens. 
  • The kids would have fun cutting and pasting these doilies onto gift cards too. 


Who would you use these gift tags for? 
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...


Saturday, 25 April 2015

Gift wrapping idea of the week: Tea towel gift wrap

Wrapping paper doesn't always need to be made from "paper". Creative wrapping materials like this tea towel mean that your recipient can 'reuse' the gift wrapping long after they're opened their present...

Image from Etsy store, Lulu and Luca

Why we love it:
  • This is a great way to add extra value to your gifts as this give the recipient another gift to use after they're opened their main gift. It's the gift that keeps giving!
  • Tea towels are really useful and we never buy nice ones for ourselves (I always opt for the cheapest option when I need a new tea towel for myself). 
  • A gorgeous tea towel (such as the one above which features a beautiful print) could also be framed and used as a striking artwork in the recipient's home. 
  • We love the use of the twine and brown kraft gift tag with this bold print - it gives the gift a very natural look. 
  • It's better for the environment with less paper being thrown away. 
  • Fabric is a very forgiving material to use for wrapping things (especially odd shapes) as it drapes. 


How to get the look:
  • The next time you're away on holidays and pop into the local souvenir shop, keep your eyes peeled for interesting tea towels you can use as gift wrap.  
  • Left-over fabric remnants could also be hemmed and used instead of a bought tea towel. 

Have you ever used another material instead of paper to wrap a gift?
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...




Friday, 24 April 2015

Handy Home Tips: How to arrange flowers in a bowl

Vases make an excellent gift as you can never too many to accommodate flowers of different sizes and shapes (add this one to the 'gift list' for someone who is hard to buy for!). 

However, if you don't have the right sized vase, it's great to know that a bowl can also be converted into a gorgeous vessel for displaying flowers by simply using some tape...


Image from www.casadasamigas.com 


Why we love it:

  • A bowl has a lower profile than a vase, so is easier to see over when you are talking to people on the other side of the table. 
  • A bowl is more stable and less likely to get knocked over when you're reaching for the pepper. 
  • This method accommodates lots flowers of lots of different shapes and sizes. The flat surface means that small flowers with shorter stems won't get 'lost'. 
  • You can have fun experimenting with lots of different sized bowls. This idea will have me checking out the glassware section more carefully the next time I go to an op shop or secondhand store!
  • You can also experiment with different coloured bowl and flower combinations - a white bowl will set of brightly coloured flowers, whilst a colourful bowl would look great with white flowers or flowers in one tone, i.e. all pink. 
  • A beautiful bowl of flowers like this would make the perfect hostess gift the next time you go to a dinner party. 

What are your favourite flowers to display at home? 
We'd love thoughts - please comment below...

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Recipe of the Week: ANZAC Biscuits

Since last year, ANZAC Day has become an extra special day in our home, as it is now our son's birthday. Since this year marks the 100th anniversary since the ANZACs (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.) landed at Gallipoli, in addition to attending your local dawn service, making a batch of ANZAC biscuits seems a fitting gesture. These tasty biscuits will also keep you going during the day after the early start ;-) 

This recipe is a tried and tested favourite in our household, with a few variations at the end...


ANZAC Biscuits - a classic Aussie favourite
Image from www.anzac.com


Ingredients:
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 cup coconut (shredded for a chunky effect, or desiccated for a smoother mixture)
  • 1 cup sugar (you could get away with less, but no less than half a cup otherwise the mixture tastes too bitter)
  • 125 grams butter
  • 1 tablespoon Golden Syrup
  • 2 tablespoons boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate soda 
Add dried fruit or nuts to your ANZAC biscuits for added nutrition, fibre and flavour
Image from www.dishmaps.com


Method:
1. Combine all dry ingredients together
2. Melt butter and combine with Golden Syrup, and boiling water (in which bicarb soda has been dissolved). 
3. Make a well in dry ingredients and pour in butter/Syrup/water/bicarb mixture and mix well to combine. 
4. Place small balls of mixture (the size of a golf ball) on baking paper on a baking tray. Press balls down slightly so they cook evenly.  
5. Bake in a moderate oven (about 180 degrees celcius) for approx. 10 minutes or until golden. 


Tips:
  • I frequently make this recipe for our Mother's Group and kid's parties as it can be adapted to cater for people with allergies
  • Butter can be substituted with dairy-free margarine for people with dairy allergies
  • Gluten-free flour can be used to make this recipe Gluten-free
  • I love to mix this recipe up by adding cranberries, sultanas, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds or nuts such as flaked almonds and macadamias. Addition of these other ingredients makes these biscuits more nutritious and filling. 
  • These biscuits freeze well and can be taken out of the freezer an hour or so before you're ready to serve to defrost. 

What's your favourite biscuit recipe? We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...

Monday, 20 April 2015

Product of the Week: Jonathan Adler 'Jet Set' Coasters (set of 4)


Every home needs a beautiful set of coasters. They're a great way to inject some personality into your home decor, and are an easy, inexpensive way to update your interior. Jonathan Adler's set of 4 'Jet Set' coasters are a great example...



Jonathan 'Jet Set' Coasters bring a little piece of Carpi, Acapulco, Monte Carlo, and Ipanema into your home

Why we love them:
  • They're bright and colourful - adding a splash of colour to any tabletop
  • They evoke happy thoughts of vibrant, iconic holiday destinationsCarpi, Acapulco, Monte Carlo, and Ipanema
  • They come beautifully packaged in a gorgeous gift box, ready to give to a lucky recipient. 
  • These coasters would suit most contemporary interiors and make an ideal wedding, engagement, anniversary or birthday gift. 
  • The bold primary colours are unisex and this set could be a gift for a man or woman. 
  • They are made from high-quality porcelain with a lipped-edge to ensure drinks stay on the coaster. 





Saturday, 18 April 2015

Handy Home Tips: How to update your decor with rope

Natural rope or twine is an inexpensive element you can use to 'make-over' lots of different home accessories. The other great thing about the natural feel of rope is that it complements quite a few different interior styles, such as the coastal/beach look, as well as rustic/vintage looks. It's a really versatile material that will also blend well with lots of different colour palettes. 

Here are a couple of ideas of how to use rope to makeover a couple of items most people have at home...

1. Rope Frame


A basic, inexpensive wooden or plastic frame can be turned into a unique frame with some rope and a glue gun



Full instructions and images from www.celebrations.com

Why we love it:
  • Kids' rooms, living room - wherever - this is a versatile look that will suit most interiors
  • It's inexpensive - you can pick up rope from a hardware or variety store and cheap frames are also pretty easy to come by these days. Just be sure to double check the back of your frames to ensure that fittings and fastenings are satisfactory quality. Flimsy fastenings can be tricky to open, or will break easily. 
  • You could experiment with different techniques with the rope, such as plaiting or twisting it for a chunkier look. 

2. Rope Lamp

Give an old lamp a new lease of life with this quick and stylish DIY makeover 


This versatile, neutral rope base pairs well with any shade colour/design
DIY instructions and images from www.amyallender.com

Why we love it:

  • I think everyone has one of these types of lamps in a cupboard at home that is crying out for some DIY TLC. 
  • A stylish lamp creates beautiful mood lighting and is an inexpensive, versatile accessory for the home. 
  • This lamp would make a great handmade gift for any home. 
  • Brights, pastels, prints and plains - you could pair any different lamp shade with this base. 
Where would you use this DIY technique in your home?
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...

Friday, 17 April 2015

Competition time!

It's Friday, and that can only mean...
It's time for a glass (or bottle) of something and another competition:-)
We're focusing on products that enhance your home this month, and these delightful Kobo Candles will make your home smell gorgeous. 



Each Kobo Candle comes beautifully packaged in an eco-box that is infused with seeds that match the scent of the candle. 


To enter:

1. Visit the Mr Gift Facebook page to find this competition. Like the Mr Gift Facebook page, as well as the Facebook competition post.
2. Comment on the Facebook post by telling us:
Which Kobo Candle scent would you choose? (check them out here:http://www.mrgift.com.au/kobo-candles)
3. Comp ends midnight Thursday 23/4/15 and winner will be randomly selected (open to Australian residents only, sorry!).

Do you use scented candles to fragrance your home? 
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Handy Home Tips: How to choose artwork for your home

The problem with renting a house is not being able to bang nails in the wall, willy-nilly to display your artwork and photos. Why is this a problem? Because displaying all of these little personal pieces transform a house into a home. Being surrounded by happy memories through photographs of fun times with people you love, or a print that you bought on that trip to Prague make us feel good. This month’s blog series, Handy Home Tips is all about feeling good at home.

Fortunately, there are plenty of handy picture-hanging products on the market now (such as Command Strips) that allow you to display all manner of framed artworks (even if they weigh up to 7kg) and don’t damage your walls or require nails and a hammer. 
So now there's no excuses and the only thing left to do is pick some pieces to decorate your walls...

We thought we’d get some expert advice on this process and caught up with Tiffany Jade Benn, Director of a new online Sydney-based homewares store, HART : LDN (www.hartldn.com).


Tiffany Jade Benn, Director of a new online homewares store, HART : LDN


Read on for Tiffany’s helpful tips on:


1. Buying artwork for yourself
2. Buying artwork as a gift for someone else
3. This season’s hot artwork trends and must-have prints


Buying artworks for yourself:
• Be brave! Just take a slight shift from your usual style. The moment I started doing that everything changed.
• Choose your frames carefully and mix styles. If you have a collection of prints together mix the textures of the frames for an eclectic look that people will be instantly drawn to.
• Don't rush - take your time to browse for your artworks. 
• Many framing websites will allow you to upload a photo of your artwork to see what frame will suit it best.
• If your budget allows wait until you have purchased all your artworks for your home and hire a professional picture hanging service. They work quickly, efficiently and clean up after themselves!


Choosing artwork for someone else:
• Have a look at their current interior style and head for something along those lines...however...
• Pick something that is a slight shift from their comfort zone. Not too far though!
• Don't limit yourself to prints alone. I have a beautiful tea towel that I bought in New Zealand 6 years ago and framed it - it's still one my favourites!
• If you're feeling generous get your gift framed. Either pick a ready-made frame or search on the internet for made to measure frames. There are many made to measure framing websites that won't break the bank. I love contemporary prints in very ornate frames, it makes such a statement.


This season’s hot prints

1. Metallics

The metallics trend following on from last year is showing no signs of slowing down, thankfully! It gives a feeling of luxury and high-end style at prices we can all afford. Metallics are striking in any room where you want to add a touch of luxe.

http://www.hartldn.com/product/senna-jean-gold-foil-geometric-print-black-card/
A fantastic unisex print that completely embraces our obsession with everything metallic


Senna Jean Heart Gold Foil Print 
Bring a bit of love into your life!


2. Global

Think American Indian headdresses, crosses, dreamcatchers, skulls, cacti, tee pees. Think of the Navajo in Arizona & New Mexico. This trend can easily be slotted into a colourful interior with the rich, deep colours of the desert or something more minimalist as there are many prints that are monochrome. This is a bulky unisex trend and there is truly something for everyone.





These tips were kindly shared with us by Tiffany Jade Benn from HART : LDN.
HART : LDN stocks products for men & women, for all ages and budgets with the majority of the products being designed and produced in Australia by up-and-coming designers.
Check out their website, www.hartldn.com and Facebook page.

Here are some tips on how to hang artwork in your home...

What are your favourite pieces of artwork? 
Where do you have them displayed at home?
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...

Thursday Thought...


Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Handy Home Tips: How to hang pictures

So you have a beautiful collection of photos and artworks, framed and ready to hang. 
But how and where to hang them? Do you display them on their own, or try to group them together? 

My anxiety of hanging something in the wrong spot often slows the process of actually getting the jolly thing on the wall. But I think my nervousness of hanging pictures is justified - after all, how many holes-in-the-wrong-spot do you really want in a wall?

So, you can only imagine my delight when I stumbled across this Picture Hanging Guide. 
I also love that it gives options for pics on shelves and on the wall next to the stairs


Image from www.lushome.com

If you really want to confuse yourself, you can find more suggestions here...

Some key things to consider:

Why spend time arranging your artwork before hanging it? 
"Well designed layouts complement your home interiors, making a room look interesting, but light and spacious. Beautiful collections of photographs are excellent wall decorating ideas that help declutter homes and design beautiful and cozy, personal and modern interiors...Balanced compositions of photographs and artworks complement interior decorating with rhythm and repetition, adding harmony and interest to rooms." 

Why should you group smaller images together?
Large empty walls can handle big collections of photographs or large photos. A single small photograph on an empty wall looks lost and unappealing. If you have lots of small photographs, it is better to design a composition and arrange them on empty walls in accordance with one of layouts that demonstrate how to hang photographs and decorate empty walls like a professional decorator. Source: www.lushome.com. 

How do I start this process?
Layout your proposed idea on the floor first and don't be afraid to make changes. 


How do you decide what artworks to hang on your walls at home? We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...

Monday, 13 April 2015

BRAND OF THE WEEK: Brushtech Brushes

YES! There is an easier way to clean your wine glasses, decanter and BBQ grill. 

It's all about having the right tools for the job. When it comes to household brushes, Brushtech have a solid reputation for quality products that are designed to make tricky jobs quicker and easier. 


The four "magic" Brushtech Brushes for your wine glasses, decanter, BBQ and grill


The "magic four" brushes are the:

1. Wine Glass/Stemware Brush


Brushtech Wine Glass Brush - get those wine glasses sparkling for your next dinner party

Why we love it:
  • The soft foam bristles gently remove wine stains, lipstick, and greasy lip marks around the rim of the glass
  • The tapered shape makes it easy to clean the very bottom of the glass (which is nearly impossible with a sponge)
  • The sturdy plastic handle makes it easy to hold and control the brush
  • The foam is water resistant, which means it doesn't absorb water so it's quick to dry and won't harbor bacteria 
  • To thoroughly clean your brush (only necessary after many uses) you can simply pop it into the dishwasher.  


2. Decanter Brush


Brushtech Decanter Brush - this brush is designed to bend and clean unsually shaped decanters and carafes

Why we love it:
  • The slim shape is designed to fit in the narrow necks of most decanters to remove wine stains and residue. 
  • The soft foam bristles won't scratch or damage your decanter's fine crystal
  • This long brush is designed to be bent and flexed to get to those hard-to-reach spots
  • The brush can also be used for carafes, vases, water jugs and bottles (anywhere you'd use a bottle brush), so it's a versatile cleaning tool. 
  • The foam is water resistant, which means it doesn't absorb water so it's quick to dry and won't harbor bacteria 
  • To thoroughly clean your brush (only necessary after many uses) you can simply pop it into the dishwasher.  


3. Large BBQ Grill Brush


Brushtech Large BBQ Grill Brush - the fast way to clean max surface area of your BBQ

Why we love it:
  • The wide head quickly cleans a large surface area of your BBQ
  • The brass bristles are durable and long-lasting, but won't scratch porcelain grills
  • One of these brushes will outlast the other sponges and clothes on the market, which over time will save you money. 
  • A dedicated tool for cleaning the grimy BBQ may mean that it will get cleaned more often! (although we can't promise that!)



Brushtech Small BBQ Grill Brush - ideal for getting into these tight corners and crevasses 

Why we love it:
  • With all the same attributes as its big brother, the Large BBQ Grill Brush (which is durable and long-lasting) this small BBQ Grill brush is designed to get into the small spaces of your grill for a thorough clean. 


How do you currently clean your glassware and BBQ/grill? What are your favourite products to use? We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Handy Home Tips: Fridge Magnet Tins

These brightly-coloured little tins are too cute to throw out, but what to do with them?

The addition of a strong magnet to the back of these little tins transforms them into handy storage vessels for little bits and pieces, such as pens and pencils. 

Image from www.ezzly.hubpages.com

Here's why we love them:
  • They make vibrant, useful fridge magnets for storing little bits and bobs such as pens, pencils, elastic bands, pegs, drawing pins, safety pins, paper clips, buttons, etc. 
  • They are a great way to reuse attractive little tins
  • They add a bit of colour and charm to any kitchen
  • You can pop them on the fridge or any other magnetic surface

What sort of magnets do you have on your fridge? 
We'd love your thoughts - please comment below...