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!

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  1. Endless hours of travel and gas money looking for the look I wanted was now accomplished with this idea Thanks.

  2. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this! I put magnets on the bottom of everything! (well, not everything after all). LOL!! Kudos for an easy method to make and use-my favorite kind! 😉

  3. This is a great idea….I can’t wait to make one, I am sick and tired of losing pins all the time. Will make a great gift too! :)Thank you

  4. This is an Incredible Idea! I love these old dishes, but what do you do with them?….Here’s the answer – Thanks!

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