Using magnetic spice tins is a good method for storage. It is also a great idea to help keep your stuff organized – whether they are craft supplies, kitchen ingredients or other accessories and trinkets that you can think of at home. Spice tins can be stacked or grouped together to make a rack. Making racks is a better alternative to organizing through boxes, as these racks look more stylish than the conventional jars or those that are placed on the countertop. They save a lot of space and can be stacked in a number of ways.
Preparation of the materials. The first thing that you need to do is to gather the materials that you will be using for the project. The following are the things that you need to ready in making magnetic spice tins: tin cans, hot glue or super glue, magnets, and metal sheets. Watchmaker tin cans are available in supplies stores or conveniently ordered online. These tin cans come in shapes and you may select either the rectangular or the round tin cans whichever works better based on your preference. As for magnets, you can buy neodymium, which is definitely strong, or you may opt to buy magnetic strips. These strips come with adhesive at the back which simply needs to be peeled off.
Prepare the tins and attach the magnets. Clean the tin cans since they will be used as containers for your spices. Once they are ready, the next step is to attach the magnet to the tin can. There are different ways for you to do this. If you are using magnetic strips, then what you would like to do is to simply peel it off and stick it on the bottom surface of the can, just make sure that the surface is clean so that the adhesive will stick well. If you are working on the neodymium magnet, then what you need to do is to use hot glue or better yet super glue to stick it on the bottom surface of the can. Allow the adhesive pads just the same as the glue to stick well to the bottom of the tin cans before loading them with spices.
Think of where to place the tins. Once the magnetic tin cans are ready for use, what you would like to do next is to decide where you would like to place them. There are a number of places where you can put your magnetic tin cans. They can be placed on top of the stove for easy access when cooking. They can also be placed in a rack that can be found along the countertop. Another suggestion is to place the tin cans on the refrigerator. Some people would even hang a steel or metal sheet, which they mount on the wall and use as place to house the tin cans. Selection of course will depend on where you would like to place the tins taking into consideration convenience likewise.
Pour in the spices. Fill in the tin cans with different spices. You can use a funnel to transfer the spices to the can to the tin can in order to avoid spilling. You also have the option of labeling them so you will know the content of the tin can.
Creating magnetic tin cans is a very fun activity to get involved in. Even better is that it is a very cost effective way of organizing and decorating your kitchen. If you are still using the conventional spice rack, then you might want to consider adding a more chic ambience and design to your kitchen with the help of the tin cans.