11 In Spring

DIY Mini Planter Magnets Using Tuna Cans

You like tuna?? We eat a lot of tuna around here… fresh and canned. And the other night, when I looked at the tiny cute tuna cans I got the idea to make another set of magnets for our fridge. Spring magnets. So that’s what I’m showing you today. DIY mini planter magnets using tuna cans. And believe me when I say that our fridge looks like a little flower garden right now. Because a while back I made these cute ranunculus magnets you might remember and I didn’t want to take them down, so there is a lot of flower power going on on the fridge!


DIY Mini Planter Magnets Using Tuna Cans

Ok, these magnets are more for decorating purposes, they might be good for big notes, but not so much for the smaller ones. Oh well, who cares when the fridge can look so happy right?

1. Here’s what you need:

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small empty & washed tuna cans


artificial greens [I just cut off small pieces off of my artificial potted plants]

hot glue gun [not shown below]

yute twine

mod podge & paint brush [not shown below]

lace ribbon


DIY mini planter magnets using tuna cans kreativk.net

Please excuse the poor photos above, this happened at night 😉

2. Cover the tuna cans with mod podge and then press the twine all around the cans. It will adhere very quickly but you can still easily move it in place.

3. Originally I had planned to leave two cans just bare, only adding the lace ribbon, but I ended up hating it, so that is why you see the lace on this can without the ribbon. I covered all 4 with twine at the end and glued the moss inside the can using hot glue.

4. Then, just adding little bits of artificial greens to the moss, I also put a dab of hot glue on each so they’d stay put. At the end I added the self adhesive lace ribbon to only two of them.

I added fabric strings to the other two because I just wanted that bit of colour to it all as well.

At the very end, glue on the magnets using hot glue. My magnets were small so I needed to glue on two to each can. But if you buy bigger ones I’m sure one will do just fine.

DIY mini planter magnets using tuna cans kreativk.net


DIY mini planter magnets using tuna cans kreativk.net


DIY mini planter magnets using tuna cans kreativk.net


DIY mini planter magnets using tuna cans kreativk.net


DIY mini planter magnets using tuna cans kreativk.net


DIY mini planter magnets using tuna cans kreativk.net


So what do you think? Time to give that fridge some Spring vibes?


…more magnets you’ll love:

Jar Lid Magnets 

jar lid magnets kreativk.net


Air Drying Clay Magnets

diy air drying clay leaf magnets kreativk.net



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  • Keri
    16/04/2018 at 19:18

    Oh my gracious Katrin, these tuna can planter magnets are too cute!! They look so lovely! What a clever idea!

  • Shirley Wood
    21/03/2018 at 14:16

    Such a clever idea. Love the jute! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. Hope to see you next week.

    • Katrin
      22/03/2018 at 06:57

      Thank you so much Shirley!

  • Virginia
    17/03/2018 at 13:47

    I love this! Thanks for sharing.

    • Katrin
      22/03/2018 at 06:53

      Thanks Virginia!!

  • Michelle Leslie
    16/03/2018 at 08:30

    You must have the happiest fridge in the whole world Katrin. When I saw the first picture I was so wowed, it’s such a lovely idea

    • Katrin
      17/03/2018 at 08:15

      I think it must be Michelle, haha! Thanks friend!

  • Marie-The Interior Frugalista
    15/03/2018 at 17:31

    Oh my goodness, Katrin these are seriously ADORABLE and such a great idea!

    • Katrin
      16/03/2018 at 07:06

      Aw Thanks so much Marie!!!

  • Mary-The Boondocks Blog
    15/03/2018 at 16:08

    Katrin these are really adorable. Your kitchen is in full bloom!!! And you know I’m loving that twine!!

  • Marjan Hoebeke-Pfaff
    15/03/2018 at 07:15

    Wow! If I hadn’t read your post, I wouldn’t have known those lovely plant pots were made out of tunar cans. They look so lovely!