So, I started looking at ideas from other DIYers/Pinterest, etc....and I combined a couple of ideas and came up with this magnetized basket for the side of their refrigerator. I felt like it could be the perfect solution!
I purchased the basket at a local thrift store for $1.29. It was a natural wicker color and I chose to spray paint it black to blend in with the side of their fridge (stainless steel doors/black sides) and to compliment their kitchen colors which are black/red.
I bought some adhesive cork letters for another project and thought they would look nice on the outside. I opted to add some additional glue versus just relying on the adhesive.
I vacillated on whether I should add a liner to the basket; I thought if I did line the inside a bandana might be cute. So, I cruised through the Hobby Lobby aisle with all the bandanas and I about squealed when I saw the bandana with coffee words on it! What a perfect finishing touch----there's no way I could go without a liner now....it was a sign!!
The very last thing was to glue magnets to the back of the basket. Let me share a tip with you....be sure your magnets are strong enough. Dopey me didn't realize that the outside of the packaging shows the strength of the
magnet. The first set I purchased wasn't strong enough; the basket wanted to slip right off the fridge. Once I bought the right strength (6); it worked like a charm....even with the weight of K-cups inside it's golden. So there you have it.
Makes me want a Keurig myself....I had fun picking out some different flavors too! Chai Tea Latte, Pumpkin Spice and Vanilla Caramel. The toughest part was keeping it a surprise and waiting for Christmas to give it to them!