Monday, May 10, 2010

DIY Pin Holder with Hope Studios for Tutorial Tuesday








DIY Day @ ASPTL
Hello friends...it's Tuesday and that means I'm going to teach you something. If you already know this....keep it to yourself and don't spoil it for the others  ;-)
Today I am going to show you how to create your very own do-it-yourself magnetic pin holder. In the photo above is a photo of the 45 Tesla Hybrid Magnet..the world's strongest. We are going to make one for our selves. Ok..ok...so maybe it won't be as big...or as strong, but it is going to be so much more beautiful to look at! A big shout out and thanks to Martha Stewart for this idea.
For our project you will need a tube of Liquid Nails, a package of the thinnest, super strong magnets you can find. I got mine at Joann's. Visit your local thrift shop and look for a very shallow bowl or a saucer. You can make it any size you like. I am using a orphaned saucer from a broken set. 
After washing and thoroughly drying your saucer, place a small dab of the glue on your magnet. Hint: be sure you are applying the glue to the right side...the idea is attract the pins, not push them away.
Carefully place the magnet in the center of the bottom and let dry one hour at least.
Once dry, flip your saucer over and ....Voila! 
Isn't she beautiful? Definitely prettier than any pin holder you can buy. The plate cost me $.75, the magnet was $.35 and I already had the Liquid Nails. So for $1.10 I now have a fabulous magnetic pin holder for my sewing table...I Love It!!
No head on over to check out all the great tutorials at Hope Studios and A Soft Place To Land
Until next time...be kind and stay creative

10 comments:

Kathy said...

Great idea!
and so easy...
Love those kind!
xoxo~kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Aprons and More said...

I'm running out to Hobby Lobby to get me some magnets! This is much prettier than my poor beat up tomato! Thanks!!!

Katy :)

Al said...

I absolutely love this idea - how clever!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh my gosh! It really is cute and I never would have thought of this!

Annette said...

This looks like something even I can do!!! I think I'll make one this week. Thanks!!!

The LadyBugs Garden said...

I love this Janet..Right I bought one and its ugly..Now I know how to make a pretty one..
Thanks!!

Dar said...

Isn't that the most adorable pin-cushion magnet. I love it and will be making one. I have the most perfect plate.
As for yesterdays roses, they are the most lovely in the mason jar. I must add, I have that exact doily on my side table. It was made for my birthday eons ago, by my Mother-In-Law who passed away last fall. Thank you for such a sweet memory.

who.knows.what.dreams.may.go said...

This is a very cool idea. I think I would like to make one to hold metal paper clips....maybe I will try a bigger magnet for that:)

Jan said...

very pretty and very clever :)

My Life Under the Bus said...

Awesome - I gotts get me some strong magnets !!! I wish they worked on the kids !