Cute Pen Holder From a Tin Can

old bay pen holder


So, this one goes out to all my fellow Marylanders.  I love Old Bay.  When I was pregnant with my son, I craved cucumbers with vinegar and Old Bay.  Although, I may or may not have just licked the Old Bay straight out of my hand, sans cucumber.

Obviously, there are few things better than Maryland crabs dipped in melted butter and smothered in Old Bay Seasoning.  But alas, all good things must come to end…and that includes crab season.  We had a good run this summer, but it’s time to close up shop.

Enter, cute magnetic pen holder.

Even with all the apps that are available for grocery shopping and to-do lists, I’m still partial to the old-fashioned way of writing it out.  I love having a note pad and a pen right on my fridge whenever I think of something I need or something I need to do.  I also enjoy the satisfying feeling that comes with crossing out the items that have been completed.  It’s the little things.

What I Used:

  • Empty Tin Can
  • Magnet
  • Hot Glue Gun (or other adhesive)

What I Did:

  • This can be done with any square tin can.  I really like the Old Bay can because the colors are great, it has a fun retro feel, and it reminds me of home.
  • Either hot glue a magnet you already have, or use adhesive magnets.
  • I had trouble removing the lid, so I just used the main compartment to store my pens.

And done! It’s seriously that easy.

This is cute on the fridge, but could work in a locker or just sitting on a desk in a college dorm.

Enjoy your last few days of summer!


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