When I am sewing, pins end up everywhere.
I have a pin cushion, but when I'm taking pins out while sewing a long seam, it's easier for me to just set them on my table rather trying to poke them into my little tomato. I always think I'll clean them up when I'm done. But I don't. So they are all over my table, on the floor, under my machine, etc.
I decided to remedy this problem with a homemade pin dish.
I know you can buy magnetic pin dishes...
But mine is cuter. And cheaper. And I made it.
Cute, cheap, and DIY is always better in my book!
To make this simple sewing convenience, I used a thrifted candle plate, some paint, and an adhesive magnet sheet.
I wiped off my dish and painted it with regular ol' craft paint and sealed it with mod podge. (Spray paint would probably be more durable and less brushstroke-y...but it's snowy where I live, so there way no way I was freezing my butt off outside to paint a pin dish.)
Next, I drew a shape on the back of my magnet sheet that would fit in the bottom of my dish. A plain oval would have sufficed, but I did scallops because I'm fancy.
Then I cut out my fancy scalloped oval magnet, peeled off the backing paper, and stuck it in place.
Now my pins have a happy home.
My bare feet are sure to thank me.