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DIY Magnetic Shopping/To-Do List



How to make this DIY magnetic Shopping/To-Do list.

The other day,

The new primary carer in our house,

(PC, we call him for short)

requested a shopping/to do list to help him get organised.


I thought I’d oblige with an easy option that you can make yourself.


It’s inspired by our new surroundings.


There is a beautiful drive we take,


past the sugar cane and country side,

while we are building our new house.


I snapped a few shots and am planning on making up some new designs inspired by the country around us.



I’m calling this one North Coast Poles.

I love the graphic element.

Simplified from the poles.

The new colour theme for our house is black and white Scandi style.

So this will fit right in, “Scandi, Yamba style!”

(that’s got a nice ring to it)




It’s super easy to do.


Here’s what you need: (makes 3 magnetic shopping/to do list holders)

Download the A4 Magnetic shopping/to do list template

1 x A4 Magnetic Paper I used these

Pad of paper 60-75mm wide (I cut down some A5 ones we had on hand)

Steel ruler





Print out your template and roughly cut the adhesive magnetic to size.

Then peel off the backing paper.

Position the template over the magnetic paper.

And press down to adhere.


Cut out with a scalpel and steel ruler, then cut out the slot. ( tip: cut slightly bigger than the dotted lines so you don’t see once finished)

Then simply thread the notebook through the slot and let the cardboard back hang over the other side.




Hang them on the fridge and you are good to go.


I made up a few colour variations.

You can download the DIY Magnetic Shopping/To Do list template here.TOMFO-DIY-magnetic-list-holder-PINTERESTai


I hope you like the north coast pole design, inspired by those telegraph poles.

and doing what I love.

PC now has his list, let the organisation begin.



Have a good weekend guys,




Live with Love,



PS: We are choosing lights at the moment for our new house. Anyone seen any fabulous pendant lights lately, I’d love to know.


Here is our short list at the moment.



Bright Beads Pendant light, Ivory and Deene Cage Copper Tone Wire Pendant,  Freedom Wyatt Suspension pendant. Cane lobster pots converted into pendant lights


Linking up with With Some Grace, Maxabella Loves, Skip to My Lou





20 responses to “DIY Magnetic Shopping/To-Do List”

  1. You so clever! I think the “North Coast Poles” has a rather nice ring to it, don’t you? I can’t wait to see what the house is going to look like! Happy building!

    • Sarah says:

      Too kind lovely lady, yep, I thought it had a Pollock ring to it. Me too, it’s very exciting. x Have a lovely weekend.

  2. These are great. I often despise the shop options for fridge lists. I’ve found my answer! Thanks!
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  3. Okay I don’t want to freak you out but we have to clone your brain. You got all that from a drive? YOU ROCK! xx
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    • Sarah says:

      At first I was worried, then I read the rest of the sentence, god love ya! thanks hun, sometimes I’m not sure if my brain keeps on track, so many different ideas bumping into each other. Vice verse. x

  4. Wow!!!
    Loving this idea. You are one very clever lady, you can never have too many to do lists!
    Goodluck with the house building. When we built 6 years ago our pendant lights were from beacon lighting (so not exciting now).
    Have a great weekend. X
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Danielle,
      It is a nice drive, and not one traffic light in sight, I’ve only ever had one pendant light so we are doing a few in the new house, I love them all, can’t decide.

  5. l says:

    You clever chick! These are beautiful Sarah, and how awesome that you have such a glorious drive while you build.

    All those lights are lovely, but my favourite would be the top/middle.

  6. Grace says:

    You are one very clever, creative cookie! It’s amazing what you see then create out of it. Love the North Coast poles design x

  7. Sooo gorgeous! And an awesome idea.I love all those lights x
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    • Sarah says:

      Thanks Bele, I’ve spent so many hours searching for the perfect pendants, I have to put a deadline on it, or I’ll go forever. X

  8. Such a great idea, these would look great on mt fridge and be so handy! #FYBF

  9. Sandra Kelly says:

    Scandi Yamba style sounds great! You are so talented to turn the beauty around you into useable art. Amazing! 🙂

  10. I LOVE THIS! Seriously! That is why it needed all caps! Ha! Thanks for sharing on Found & Foraged!

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