Here's what you'll need:
- gum/mint tin
- a ruler
- precision blade
- a pretty piece of scrapbook paper
- a magnet
- double-sided tape
To start, remove the lid of your container. I used a metal tin, but I'm sure plastic will work. Use the ruler to measure the height of your tin and cut out a strip of paper to fit the height and completely circle around the tin.
Then coat the front of the tin with a little bit of glue. This will hold the paper in place while you wrap it around the container. Secure the paper at the back of the tin using the double sided tape.
A tip when picking out a magnet for this last step: make sure you get a magnet that's strong enough to hold not just the tin, but the tin filled with pens or markers. Wimpy magnets will just not do.
Now all you really have left to do is glue on your magnet. Use a strong glue like super glue or a glue gun. Otherwise, the magnet may stick too much to the fridge and rip right off the tin. I used super glue.
Now, something I noticed when I did mine was that because I used just a button-shaped magnet, my tin tilted when I hung it on the metal white board. I just took a small rubber stopper I had leftover from my bathroom cabinet redo and stuck that on the bottom half of the tin, a couple inches from the magnet. This balanced it out and fixed the problem.
Now you have a cute place to stash some pens or markers. Handy, huh? :o)