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Magnetic Pin Bowls

The Magnetic Pin Bowls are a clever and convenient storage solution for keeping small items like straight pins, bobby pins, and other tiny accessories organized and within reach. Made with a strong magnetic base and a clear plastic bowl, these bowls feature a sturdy design that can withstand frequent use, while the transparent material allows you to easily spot what's inside. Perfect for crafters, sewists, and anyone who loves to stay organized, the Magnetic Pin Bowls are a must-have for any workspace or sewing room.

Here is an affordable way to make a magnetic pin "cushion" for your pins. This project ended up being a happy accident in the end, but this is how you can make one for yourself.

I needed something to hold pins next to the sewing machines for my sewing classes. I love my magnetic pin "cushion" that I have, but they can be spendy, especially since I needed 4 of them. I saw people spray painting these magnetic bowls that you can find at harbor freight that are used for parts and they are less than $3 each. This seemed to be the perfect solution!

First, I used painters tape to cover the magnet and spray painted the top and bottom. But after the 3rd coat, the paint crackled and looked terrible on the inside. I didn't want to start over, so I decided to save them by modge podging the inside with fabric where the paint cracked. I sanded and smoothed out the surface then cut out a fabric circle larger than the bowl, just big enough to cover the inside and sides. After modge podging those on, I used crocheted bias tape that I had hot glued and modge podged on around the rim. Make sure to overlap the ends.

Now I have 4 happy accident magnetic pin bowls that work perfectly!

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