Magnetic Pocket

 How great is a project that turns out this cute and didn't cost a penny? I had all of the pieces in my stash, except for the main piece that I trash picked at Wendy's.  I admit it.




Here is what you need to make one:

  • large french fry pocket 
  • fabric or paper (or both) large enough to cover the pocket
  • Mod Podge (I used gloss, but choose what you like)
  • 1" wide grosgrain ribbon (about 9")
  • a silk flower head
  • 4 strong magnets
  • flat paintbrush, scissors, hot glue gun and glue


 Oh yeah, sea salt!

 How I did it:

1. I opened the two side seams, they were just lightly glued.

 2. I wanted a bright color on the inside, so I decoupaged a piece of cardstock there. My paper was not long enough, so I pieced a smaller section of paper at the bottom. No problem, it is the inside.  Attach the paper with a coat of Mod Podge.  Let it dry, brush on another coat. Trim around the edges. Make sure to let it dry completely before moving on.

 3. I had a scrap of black and white polka dot fabric. Love it, so I decoupaged it to the outside.
TIP: Don't use light colored fabric, the color of the package will show through.

 5. Fold the flaps up.  Hot glue them together, re-assembling the pocket.

 6. Glue ribbon around pocket.  Glue flower head to right side.  Glue magnets to the back of pocket.

Mine is on my black fridge.  I love it there, holding some scissors and markers that I can never find.


  • You could place it on your metal filing cabinet. 
  • You could skip the magnets and pin it to a bulletin board.
  • Kids can make these and they would be a great teacher gift.
  • I am going back to the craft room to make more so I can have a row across the front of the fridge.
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11 creative thoughts:

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life { February 19, 2011 at 12:56 PM }
What a fabulous idea!! Talk about making good use of what you have. :-) Can't wait to try it myself!

Would love if you came and shared this at my linky party this weekend!

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Kim { February 19, 2011 at 2:31 PM }
Thanks! On my way....
Maggie { February 21, 2011 at 2:14 PM }
AMAZING!! I would never have guessed it was originally a french fry container... Too cute. I'm a pre-K teacher so I might need to stash this craft idea away for recycle unit :)
The Princess and the Tot { February 21, 2011 at 3:17 PM }
SO cute and creative!
someonesgottapay { February 21, 2011 at 6:24 PM }
I LOVE the fact that you figured out a way to make a fry container cute & functional! So excited about your upcycled project!
radn { February 22, 2011 at 4:54 PM }
love it!

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Tori { February 22, 2011 at 7:20 PM }
This is AWESOME!! I just got through doing something very similiar only using mini cereal boxes! I'll probably put them on my blog next week! Good job, I'm totally gonna get some Wendy's fry boxes! :)
The Princess and the Tot { February 24, 2011 at 9:28 AM }
I already posted one comment, but I just showed this to my 10 year old and she went nuts!! She wants to go get some french fries today so we can make this! I will probably blog about it and will be sure to link back to your blog! Thanks again for a simple and fun project!
Kim { February 24, 2011 at 4:45 PM }
Yay Princess, would love to see what you girls make!
Chiara { February 25, 2011 at 12:16 AM }
I love this! It is so cute and practical too--we just made a bulletin board that needs a place to put tacks and pens. I shared you post on my Friday Favorites! If you want, you can grab a featured button. Thanks for sharing such a cute idea!
Anonymous { August 23, 2012 at 10:31 PM }
I use these fry containers in my Kindergarten classroom. We use them for place value. One cup for the 1's, one cup for the 10's and one more for the 100's. I might have to use your idea to "cute" them up a bit. Thanks for the cute idea.

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