Hang up tea caddies

Tea caddies don't have to be hidden in a dark cupboard!
Author: Françoise Collomb, La Rochelle, France, [email protected]
Online since: 02/06/2009, Number of visits: 166117

Mounting with magnets

I had a decorative idea on how to display my collection of tea caddies on a wall:
I placed a block magnet Q-15-15-03-N on the inside of each caddy. That works great even without adhesive since these are sheet iron caddies.
Then I mounted an inconspicuous iron bar on the wall and placed the caddies along the bar. The magnets are so strong that they adhere to the bar through the tea caddies.
You can also attach the caddies to the refrigerator or to another metal surface.
The colourful caddies attract attention - it would be too bad if they collected dust in a cupboard!

Mounting with magnetic discs

Addition by customer Linda Teders, Purmerend (Netherlands):
I used the side of my fridge for hanging up tea caddies with magnetic discs. Contrary to the application above, I wanted a solution where I can attach the magnets to the outside of the caddies. I wanted to stay away from glue, in case I needed to use the tin cans for something else. Finally, I came across these small magnetic discs that can be easily attached and removed.
Since the lid of the tea caddy is not totally flat, I was not able to attach the magnetic discs directly on the caddy.
To circumvent this problem, I cut a 2 mm thick foam tape and attached it to the top and bottom on the backside of the caddies. Then I pressed the magnetic discs on the foam tape.

Note from the supermagnete team:
Press the magnetic discs firmly on the foam to ensure full contact between the adhesive and the underground surface. Thereafter, a sufficiently long drying time should be observed (the official recommendation is 72 hours) in order for the adhesive to properly dry to ensure the best possible adhesion.