A few years ago a friend bought me a fridge magnet notepad. At the time I didn’t really get why I needed a notepad on my fridge. I wasn’t a mum of two young boys then though and I totally get it now. My house gets turned upside down daily by little hands and they like to hide things in the strangest places. They tend to leave the fridge alone though, so now I think it is a great invention – a notepad that I can always find!
After a couple of weeks I came up with the idea of cutting open a toilet roll tube and sticking the magnets to that with superglue (full credit to my husband who did the superglue part – it was a team effort!). It was a good size for a notepad and so far is working well. I punched holes in the top of the toilet roll card and all the pieces of paper. I then threaded a ribbon through and tied it at the front. It can be topped up on an ongoing basis as new envelopes etc arrive!
I love my new fridge magnet notepad and although it might not be quite as attractive as my old one, it gives me a warm fuzzy feeling inside. It is a very useful way to reuse paper, I made it, it is free, it’s recyclable – what more could you want! It is so easy to make – you just need a toilet roll tube, some flat magnets, some superglue, some scissors and some junk paper with blank sides, so why not have a go yourself!
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