Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Fancy Pin Cushion Tutorial

Here's the perfect gift for that crafty person in your life! A best friend, a teacher, sister, mom- options are endless. I'm making this for my mom and sister! It's super simple and very cute. I saw something similar to this a few years ago and have been wanting to make it ever since!

I have been using this...
and it's not very cute. So I've now replaced it with my new fancy pin cushion! Here's how to make yours!
asian sauce dish (or other small dish with a flat center)
heavy duty magnets
E6000 glue

Head to your local asian market and pick up a pretty sauce plate. Their also called sushi sauce plates. Their also available on Amazon if you don't have a handy local Asian market. They also have some cute sauce plates at Crate and Barrel. I liked the color options in the Asian sauce plates for me.
Glue your heavy duty magnets (I got mine online at createforless.com) to the bottom of your dish with your E6000 glue. I would use 2-4 magnets on the bottom. 1 magnet makes it a bit wobbly. I liked 3 magnets the best as it made the pins distribute the most evenly in the dish.

Wait for it to dry, then flip it over and drop in your pins!
So easy and so cute! I'm loving this cute little dish of pins next to my sewing machine!


  1. Ohhh, great idea! Love that you used magnets to keep it in place and upcycle a beautiful piece. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing!

  2. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.


    Come strut your stuff.


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