During the holidays, metal or tin gift boxes and containers seems to explode into popularity. They are filled with all kinds of goodies from popcorn, candies, cookies, tea and coffee. Many of the emptied tin gift boxes and containers may wound up in the trash while others are saved for their themes and usage. The tin gift boxes and containers, however, have a playful and creative side. They can provide hours of mesmerizing doodles without the use of a pen or paint. If they are thrown away their playful and creative side will sit submerged underneath a pile of rubbish.
Magnets are involved to fully develop the unseen side of a tin. The goal is to have an end result, which will let you stick magnets to the tin. In this way, you can dress up the tin with magnets to create new and ever-changing themes to match the motif of the tin or to create your own. It’s great for play, developing imagination and learning a sense of artwork.
Naturally, magnets won’t stick to tin or perhaps to the metals that the gift boxes and containers are made with. At least that may be the case with some of the gift tins. To test if magnets will stick to your gift tin simply stick a magnet to the tin. If the magnet sticks, you won’t have to do anything else. You now have a canvas that you can stick magnets to in order to create fun themes and designs much like changing the outfits and accessories of a paper doll. If the test magnet will not stick, you may be able to adapt the gift tin. In order to change this, you will have to change the inside of the tins. If you hold a magnet underneath a piece of paper and then hold a magnet over the top of the paper within range of the magnet underneath, the two magnets should attract and connect. This is basically what will have to happen to the tin. There will have to be magnets on the inside of the tin to connect with magnets from the outside.
Magnetic rolls or sheets can be spread over the inside of the tin. MAGNETVALLEY.com has magnetic sheets or rolls that may work well with a tin. The magnetized side should be facing the outside and not the inside so that the magnets may connect. Since the product is in sheet or roll form, you may not have to do anything but cut it to fit the inside of the tin that is if it will stay in place on its own. Otherwise, you may have to fit it to the inside of the tin and glue the ends to hold it in place.
If the metal or tin box and container is like aluminum cans, the magnets should stick. If not the magnetic rolls or sheets can be used for other crafting projects. Hopefully, though, the tin will be like a refrigerator canvas; a canvas that will let you explore your creative side.