You know those boxes of pins you get from the haberdashery?
They’ve got like 500 pins in them…
Let me just say it felt more like thousands when I was picking them up off the carpeted floor…. uugghh.
It was around about that time that I decided to make myself a magnetic pin dish.
I had in fact, found a sweet little ceramic dish much earlier, that I had earmarked to make my magnetic dish… just because I thought it would be useful.
When I’m sewing with my machine I use my Pincushion Angel, but sometimes when I take hand sewing out of the craft room, I just need a small amount of pins.
Suddenly, after the pin spill this project took on more urgency!
Tip: don’t ever knock the open box of pins off the arm of the chair. It takes forever to pick them up… and NO, I didn’t think to use a magnet!
Soooo, now I have this sweet little bowl with pins that won’t fall out and it is so super easy to make.
All you need is a small dish or saucer, a magnet and clear glue.
My little dish is just the perfect size for what I required. I simply applied glue to the base of the magnet and adhered it to the bottom of my bowl.
Ta-da…. now it’s a magnetic bowl and the pins (and needles) stick to it.
Do you have a handy crafting tip you can share? I’d love to share them with everyone.
Sometimes it is the really simple and obvious things that save us so much time!
Happy crafting ~ Kerryanne
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This is wonderful, Kerryanne! I was just picking up what seemed like hundred of pins the other days and yelling at the kids and the dogs to stay away. I will have to make this for myself now. Thank you!
What a useful idea. I too have been there and had puppies who thought it was playtime cos ‘mum’ was on the floor on her hands & knees. The worry when you spill pins is that you have missed some and you will find them in a way that you would prefer not to.
Thanks for this really useful tip.
Diana / Dreams Factory says
How I love a quick and easy project like this one, which has a both functional and aesthetic role! Your magnetic bowl looks adorable!
Have a great week ♥
Now I will have to try to make a nice magnetic dish,thanks for this Tute
This is such a GREAT IDEA, Kerryanne! I will have to keep my eyes open for a sweet little butter pat dish to use in making one. Thank you!!!
shirley flavell says
Adorable magnetic dish, love it. A real cool idea. Thank you Kerryanne.Hugs Shirley
Karren Haller ♥ Oh My Heartsie Girl says
Such a beautiful dish, the magnet is awesome feature. I love your blog it is really cute!!
Have a great week!
handmade by amalia says
A clever idea, could have used it last week 🙂
What an inspired idea! This I have to make. Thanks a million for sharing. Marion in the UK.