If you’re like me, when you sew, you end up with pins on the ground. Inevitably, I find them with my foot. I decided I was tired of that, and decided to make a magnetic dish to hold them all in place – and it took me less than two minutes to do! Why did I wait so long to do this? If you don’t have one of these – don’t wait any longer! Check out the tutorial below.
E6000 epoxy (find it in the craft section at Walmart)
A small plate (plastic or ceramic)
Large round magnet (also found in the craft section at Walmart)
Once you’ve picked out the plate you want to use (you can even use one you already have on hand, or grab one at the thrift store!), it’s as simple as applying epoxy to the magnet, and attaching it to the plate. You will need to make sure the lip is big enough on the plate that the magnet isn’t taller than it is. Your plate will wobble if the magnet is taller than the lip on the bottom of the plate. If you found a dish you love, but the magnet is too tall, just use a few smaller magnets instead of a large one. Apply a pea sized amount of epoxy to the magnet, and press it down firmly in the center of the bottom of the plate. Allow it to set up for 15 minutes at minimum, really it needs to cure overnight.
Then you can enjoy your pretty magnetic pin dish, and no missing pins! This also works great for bobby pins, barrettes, safety pins, earrings etc! Get creative!