My magnetic pin holder was quite an ugly blue plastic thing. Now with the help of a lovely antique ceramic dish my magnetic pin holder is beautiful.


Just a few minutes and a few supplies is all you need!

DIY Magnetic Pin Dish Supplies

ceramic dish or plate with an indented area on the bottom where a magnet can fit

1 or 2 heavy duty magnets (no taller than the ridge on the bottom of the dish)

magnetic pins

hot glue

How to make a magnetic pin holder

Hot glue the magnets to the bottom of the dish with a tiny amount of glue. I used hot glue so if I changed my mind I could easily peel off the magnets later.

Add the pins and you have a magnetic pin holder. What a great way to make those handpainted family treasures useful. I think these would also make wonderful gifts!

magnetic pin holder

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  1. most brilliant ideas, like this one, are so simple. Love this! I am going to whip one up for my sister who loves to sew.

  2. What a terrific idea.
    I can’t believe I am just now stumbling upon your site. I have much catching up to do.

  3. What a great idea. I have several pretty little saucers/bowls. Can’t wait to try this. Thanks so much!!!

  4. I like this – nice & simple and totally practical while still being super pretty. Did a little post about it on my blog. BTW, thanks for visiting my blog, it’s how I found yours;)

  5. I love this! Guess this weekend I will be hitting local thrift stores looking for dishes to make these for my crafty friends.

  6. something like this has been on my mind for a long time, thanks so much – particularly because my sewing maching is on my dining room table!!

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