When I first encountered these little powerhouses I thought they would hold my needles while I worked but that was about it. I now have them literally everywhere! They are great on the side of a filing cabinet, attached to a thumbtack on the wall, stuck to the metal base of my lamp, literally anywhere I want to create a place to hold a paper note, extra paper clips, my tiny stapler that always seems to be AWOL, you name it! I have also used them, along with a black cookie sheet, to make a platform to plan out new projects that require lots of bits of paper designs, threads and linen samples. The only warning is to make sure you keep them away from electronics like your computer, iPod and telephone.