Need to repair your vintage Brio Train?

We’ve sold these ceramic magnet dots with 1/8″ hole and the related chromed head nails for decades.  Then a customer mentioned they work great for repairing vintage Brio Trains!  This, I did not realize.  I did know they were often used for toys but forgot about the Brio trains.

This means you can build your own small toy train and use these magnet dots with holes.  Use the nail to hold it in place.  The chromed nail is important because the ceramic magnets are a bit brittle.  After all, these magnets will get smashed together much more than your magnets on the refrigerator…

 

You can also use these for trailers for toy trucks.  They will have to be on the smaller side, though.

Wood Disc Magnets using Scrapbook Paper by Leanne

Got some scrapbook paper sitting around unused?  Then get them on wood discs and make lovely magnets for your fridge!

You can paint or draw or even do wood burning (requires special tool) on the wood discs if you don’t want to use scrapbook paper.  I personally have some old wallpaper on rolls that I might try adding to wood discs for fun.

This how to guide is made by Leanne at organizeyourstuffnow.com.  Have fun looking thru it!

Some additional pictures by Leanne below: