The project I want to share with you today has been on my Pinterest board for awhile! You can click here to see the original. Here is how I created mine:
I started by removing everything but the large metal spring. If you look at the one on the right, I sanded it a bit, because, originally, I was just going to paint it. After painting, I could still see the imprint of the brand, etc. soooooo, I got out the scrapbook paper and the Mod Podge. It covered it beautifully! THe only thing left to do was embellish, add a magnet to the back, and add a note!
The result? A Better Mousetrap - aka - note holder - perfect for the fridge!
And, can I tell you, that spring will hold just about anything. Keep in mind, it's designed to kill a mouse. Disclaimer: No critters were harmed in the making of the project! My keys were no problem. Just make sure you use a strong magnet!
I plan to make a few more, and I'm going to try covering the entire base with paper. I may have to update you when I make that one! In the meantime, give it a try. I'd love to see/hear how yours turns out!