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The brilliant $6 Kmart hack for storing your Coles Little Shop collectables

The brilliant $6 Kmart hack for storing your Coles Little Shop collectables

As the dust settles on the Coles Little Shop phenomenon, people are coming up with clever hacks on how to re-use and store their tiny collectables.

Little Shop – a promotion run by Coles of mini plastic goods that took the nation by storm – will be ending soon, and naturally, people’s interest is starting to wither. But one thrifty mum has an ultimate hack for that.

Melbourne mum, Alannah Koch has used $6 magnetic tape from Kmart to turn her items into magnets.

Speaking to Mamamia, Alannah said that she’s only been collecting the items for the past seven weeks, and she didn’t realise the hype around them.

“At first, we had no idea what they were but found one in our shopping bag when we got home, opened it up and it was a mini Nutella and it was so cute. So, over the following days and weeks we really got to know what it was all about and we’re hooked!”

Taking her three weeks to obtain the full collection, Alannah found that her sixteen-month-old son Oakland loved to play with them.

“I’ve just got to watch him as he’s only sixteen-months-old so to him everything is edible,” she said.

A few weeks into collecting, Alannah found that she owned several spares.

“I wanted to do something creative with them as they are so cute I didn’t want to throw them away or waste them,” she said. Her creative juices started flowing and that was when Alannah thought of a brilliant way to repurpose the little items.

“I was browsing the Kmart website one day and saw they sold magnetic tape, which works exactly like normal tape except it’s a magnet.

“I started sticking it on the backs [of the minis] to make them into magnets, so when Oakland is older he can have them as magnets for his drawings on his part of the fridge.”

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Creative Fridays✌🏻 So we’ve been getting our creative hats on around the house and turning our left over @coleslittleshop collectables into Magnets for the fridge! With this super easy $6 magnet tape from @kmartaus it’s Sooo easy! The tape is adhesive like normal tape and you just use the cutter on the end to the length you want, then stick it on.. it’s that simple! They look super cute, it’s a fun little activity to do at home and you don’t have to feel bad thinking you’d have to throw them out. _____________________________________________________________ What’s everyone else doing with theirs? #kmart #coleslittleshop #creative #creativefriday #creativedaily #repurpose #reuse #recycle #activities #activitiesforkids #activity #mumlife #motherhoodthroughinstagram #friday #fridaymood #sahmlife #sahm #raisingkids #kidscrafts #mummy #secondhand #magnet #creativity #parenthood #parentlife #parenting #getcreative #motherhoodunplugged #reality #instamum

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Alannah then went on to say, “They will not just be stuck in a collector’s case and eventually put in the cupboard, but they’ll be on our fridge for a very long time!”

Oakland is also happy with the new setup.

“He loves them on the fridge, pulling them off and throwing them on the floor mostly at this age!”

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